Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, after fleeing from Japan, where he faced financial misconduct charges. Many Japanese believe he is guilty, while foreigners in the country believe he was being punished. Photo: EPA-EFE

Carlos Ghosn: fugitive or victim? The issue that split Japan into locals and foreigners

  • Many Japanese are angry over Ghosn’s escape, saying it’s like ‘Eric Snowden fleeing to Russia and telling us how horrible the US judicial system is’
  • But expats say Japan treats citizens and foreigners differently, and Ghosn was being punished for political and business reasons
Topic |   Japan
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, after fleeing from Japan, where he faced financial misconduct charges. Many Japanese believe he is guilty, while foreigners in the country believe he was being punished. Photo: EPA-EFE
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