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Japan vows to improve border checks, bail after Ghosn flight
Japan vows to improve border checks, bail after Ghosn flight

Japan's justice minister has vowed to strengthen border departure checks and review bail conditions after Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn fled the country

Japan, to Istanbul, and then on to Beirut, where he arrived last Monday and has not been seen since.

He promised to talk to reporters Wednesday. His lawyers in Japan said they knew nothing and felt betrayed by his action.

Ghosn, once a superstar of the auto industry, was first arrested in November 2018. He had been out on bail and most recently had lived in a home in an upscale part of Tokyo.

He has repeatedly said he was innocent. His statement from Beirut said he was escaping injustice.

Ghosn had been charged with underreporting his future compensation and breach of trust in diverting Nissan money for his personal gain.

His bail has been revoked, and Interpol had issued a wanted notice. Japan does not have an extradition treaty with Lebanon.

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06 January 2020, 5:00