Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has shared new details about his infamous escape from Japan, his new life in Lebanon, and the upcoming visit of French investigators.
In a new AP interview, Ghosn expressed readiness for questioning by French investigative judges who are set to land in Lebanon next week, saying he was anxious to share his side of his face-off with the Japanese judiciary.
The judges will question the fugitive businessman on allegations of financial misconduct over the course of a week they will spend in Beirut.
He also shared details about his daring escape from the grip of the Japanese authorities, including how he chose to make his move in December, during which he would be less likely to be recognized amid the heavy traffic into and out of Japan.
He wore a hat and heavy clothes to further reduce the chance of being detected. “It was very bold, but because it was bold, I thought it may be successful,” he said.
The notorious escape ultimately landed Ghosn in Lebanon, where he continues to reside today.
Himself a Lebanese citizen, Ghosn said in the interview that he feels safe and free in the country, which is facing its worst economic crisis yet.