Japan minister flying to Lebanon to make case for Ghosn’s return

TOKYO — Japan’s deputy justice minister is touring to Lebanon this weekend to check out…

TOKYO — Japan’s deputy justice minister is touring to Lebanon this weekend to check out to make the case that fugitive ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn really should stand demo in Japan.

Hiroyuki Yoshiie will depart Tokyo on Saturday and satisfy with Lebanese Justice Minister Albert Serhan on Monday, Japan’s justice ministry reported.

The former leader of the Renault-Nissan automaking alliance produced a sensational calendar year-conclusion escape from Japan, wherever he faces demo for fiscal crimes such as misuse of Nissan money for individual reward. He denies the fees.

Ghosn reported he fled to his childhood dwelling of Lebanon to apparent his title. Lebanon does not have an extradition treaty with Japan.

Brazilian-born Ghosn, who also holds Lebanese and French citizenship, returned to Twitter late on Thursday for the very first time in much more than a thirty day period, soliciting signatures for a petition for the release of fellow former-Nissan government Greg Kelly, who was arrested at the identical time.

“It is Nissan’s hope that Ghosn will return to Japan so that all the points can be thoroughly set up beneath Japan’s judicial method,” the automaker┬ásaid in a statement Friday.

Japan’s No. two automaker submitted a civil lawsuit against Ghosn before this thirty day period trying to find 10 billion yen ($ninety two million) in damages