Ghosn Cancels Friday News Conference


Ghosn cancels Friday news conference

Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn abruptly canceled a news conference he had planned for Friday. His lawyer cited opposition from Ghosn's daughter.

Ghosn is under indictment for aggravated breach of trust and other charges, and was released on bail in April.

He announced on Friday afternoon that for the first time since his arrest last November he would hold a news conference.

Ghosn's legal team told reporters that the former chairman had planned to speak to journalists after a court had rejected his request for the withdrawal of a bail restriction that bans him from contacting his wife, Carole.

But one of the lawyers said Ghosn's daughter strongly opposed the plan because in April Ghosn was rearrested shortly after he had announced plans to speak at a news conference.

Lawyer Hiroshi Takano said Ghosn's wife has expressed her desire to meet her husband even though her freedom would be restricted, but the court has rejected her request. The attorney described Japan's justice system as shameful.