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World Lebanon Pressed Ghosn Not To Accuse Specific Japanese Officials

04:05  17 january  2020
04:05  17 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Lebanon asked Carlos Ghosn not to identify Japanese government officials in his internationally televised news conference last week, where the The Ghosn incident is seen as serious enough to affect relations between Japan and Lebanon , the official said. Lebanon is dependent on overseas

Ghosn has accused Nissan and Japanese officials of conspiring to bring him down to block a fuller integration of Nissan with its French alliance partner Renault SA of France. Ghosn , who has signed on an international team of lawyers, has expressed willingness to stand trial in Lebanon .

FILE - In this April  25, 2019, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves Tokyo's Detention Center for bail in Tokyo. By jumping bail, Ghosn, who had long insisted on his innocence, has now committed a clear crime and can never return to Japan without going to jail. (Kyodo News via AP, File)© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves Tokyo's Detention Center for bail in Tokyo. By jumping bail, Ghosn, who had long insisted on his innocence, has now committed a clear crime and can never return to Japan without going to jail. (Kyodo News via AP, File) Lebanon asked Carlos Ghosn not to identify Japanese government officials in his internationally televised news conference last week, where the fallen auto executive lashed out against Nissan Motor Co. and those he says were behind a plot to have him arrested for financial crimes, people familiar with the matter said.

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Carlos Ghosn , the former chairman of Nissan who was facing charges of financial wrongdoing in Japan , has fled the country and taken refuge in Lebanon Representatives for Nissan, the Japanese prosecutors and the Lebanese embassies in Tokyo and Washington did not immediately respond to

The Lebanese government, pushed by Japanese diplomats, exerted pressure on Ghosn before he spoke to reporters on Jan. 8 in Beirut so that he wouldn’t divulge names or the details of how he escaped Japan, said the people, asking not to be identified given the sensitivity of the issue. Lebanon agreed to talk to Ghosn as a way of maintaining good diplomatic relations with Japan, they said. Ghosn intended to name names in the government but understood and agreed to stay quiet, according to the people.

Ghosn’s shock escape from Japan while out on bail has embarrassed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s government and opened up a new wound with Nissan, the carmaker he led for two decades. The former chairman and chief executive officer fled Tokyo at the end of December in a clandestine operation that saw him spirited out of the country by private jet and delivered via Turkey to Lebanon, where he is a citizen and which doesn’t have an extradition agreement with Japan.

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Ghosn has accused Nissan officials and Japanese officials of conspiring to bring him down to block a fuller integration of Nissan with its French alliance partner Renault SA of France. Ghosn , who has signed on an international team of lawyers, has expressed willingness to stand trial in Lebanon .

For the Japanese , Mr. Ghosn ’s conduct is itself the central issue, quite apart from his guilt or innocence. One fact repeatedly cited by Mr. Ghosn Protections for the accused do exist under the Japanese Constitution; they were introduced by the United States during its occupation of the country

The former chief of Renault SA and its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. blames his arrest and prosecution in Japan in 2018 on a conspiracy between the Yokohama-based automaker and the government. He has denied charges of financial misconduct and using Nissan money for personal gain, and said he left Japan to escape an unjust legal system.

Japan’s government conveyed its concerns to Lebanon about a defendant who had fled illegally speaking freely in another country, a Japanese government official said, asking not to be identified because the discussions weren’t public. The Ghosn incident is seen as serious enough to affect relations between Japan and Lebanon, the official said.

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Lebanon is dependent on overseas aid and for decades, and has walked a tightrope in a region where various powers have fought for control and influence in the state.

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But Mr Ghosn refused to accuse specific Japanese government officials , saying he did not want to inflame tensions between Beirut and Tokyo. Japanese government officials have denied any involvement in merger discussions between Nissan and Renault or in the investigation against Mr

Ghosn has accused Nissan officials and Japanese officials of conspiring to bring him down to block a fuller integration of Nissan with its French alliance partner Renault SA of France. Ghosn , who has signed on an international team of lawyers, has expressed willingness to stand trial in Lebanon .

Calls to Lebanon’s State Minister of Presidential Affairs Salim Jreissati, who has been involved in the Ghosn case, went unanswered. A representative from Japan’s foreign ministry said the government didn’t pressure the Lebanese government.

Members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party also urged the country’s foreign ministry to try and get Lebanon to halt the press conference, or at least “make sure the content is decent,” Shigeharu Aoyama, a lawmaker from the party, wrote in a blog post just before Ghosn’s news conference.

Ghosn was born in Brazil and raised in Lebanon, where he has investments in real estate and vineyards and continues to be viewed as a business icon. He has appeared on Lebanese postage stamps, and within days of his 2018 arrest, a billboard featuring his image loomed over the streets leading to downtown Beirut. “We are all Carlos Ghosn,” it read.

The day before Ghosn’s news conference, Lebanese President Michel Aoun met with Japanese ambassador Takeshi Okubo in Beirut. Aoun said the country will fully cooperate with Japan’s request to help with the investigation into Ghosn, adding that the Lebanese government played no part in Ghosn’s escape.

Ghosn used the appearance to portray himself as a refugee from an unreasonable and unjust legal system. Proclaiming his innocence, Ghosn accused Japanese prosecutors, government officials, and Nissan executives of conspiring to topple him so as to prevent a further integration of the Japanese carmaker with Renault.

When asked about the involvement of Japan’s government in his downfall, he said: “I am imposing on myself silence on this part of the presentation, because in no way I want to show anything or say anything that will hurt the interests of the Lebanese people or the Lebanese government.”

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