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Japan’s vice minister will fly to Lebanon to make case for Carlos Ghosn’s return


Will Japan’s vice minister of justice’s visit to Lebanon this weekend bring back Ghosn for facing trial over financial crimes?

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In a statement, Japan’s justice ministry stated, vice minister of justice Hiroyuki Yoshiie will be travelling to Lebanon this weekend so as to try and make a case against ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn so that he can stand for trial in Japan.

Hiroyuki Yoshiie will leave Tokyo on Saturday and meet with Lebanese justice minister Albert Serhan on Monday, said the justice ministry.

Ghosn made a sensational exit from Japan in late 2019, where he faces trial for financial crimes.

He has denied the charges.

Ghosn said, he fled to his childhood home in Lebanon, a country which  does not have an extradition treaty with Japan, to clear his name.

On Thursday, Ghosn resumed his presence on Twitter for the first time in more than a month and  solicited signatures for a petition for the release of his former-Nissan executive Greg Kelly, who was arrested at the same time.