Carlos Ghosn claims put a spotlight on Japan’s legal system
11 January 2020 | 6:41 am
Japan has defended the legal proceedings against Carlos Ghosn, the ex-Nissan chief who recently fled to Lebanon. However, some Japanese experts have criticized the prosecutors' methods. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
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