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Japan: Americans apologize for helping ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn escape

The father-son duo bowed deeply in court and apologized before a three-judge panel in Tokyo. They expressed "regret" and apologized for the "trouble" caused in helping Carlos Ghosn flee justice.

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