Former Nissan and Renault chief Carlos Ghosn held talks with his lawyers about various issues, including when he should hold a news conference.
Ghosn was arrested and indicted on charges of financial misconduct in Japan. He is currently facing charges of aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation as head of Nissan.
The defense team members of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn have decided not to hold a news conference this week.
The head lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka, spoke to reporters on Thursday night, one day after Ghosn was released from a detention center in Tokyo after 108 days in custody on a nine-million-dollar bail with a number of conditions.
The defense team of former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn is preparing to hold his first news conference since leaving detention.
Ghosn was released on nine-million-dollar bail on Wednesday after being detained for 108 days. He has been arrested and indicted for aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation. He denies the charges.
On January 27, Arashi held a press conference regarding their hiatus.
At the beginning, leader Ohno Satoshi greeted, "We made this announcement to our fans earlier. It has been decided that Arashi will take a break after December 31, 2020." When asked by reporters, "What are the details that led to this decision?" Ohno explained with a serious face, "I asked the members to get together in the middle of June in 2017 and told them how I felt. I wanted to temporarily end my activities in Arashi. I told them that I wanted to be active independently, and after discussing it multiple times, we reached the decision to take a break." He continued, "After sharing my feelings, I met with the members individually and listened to their feelings. Then the five of us met many times to talk about it, and finally had people from the agency join in on the discussion. We explained this to the agency in February of 2018, then made the decision in June of 2018."
The Japanese Olympic Committee says President Tsunekazu Takeda will talk about the corruption probe in France at a news conference on Tuesday.
French prosecutors say Takeda was formally placed under investigation last month for suspected corruption, related to Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Sony will be holding its 2019 CES press conference at 5pm PST (8pm EST, 1am GMT, 2am CET) later today. Sony will reveal some of its latest products across its entire product range, and hopefully that will include some new Xperia smartphones. There is a possibility we will see updates to its mid-range devices, and we may hear more on the company's 5G plans. The live stream is available to watch below – let us know what you will be looking forward to seeing.
So, another year begins, and that means we are getting ever closer to finding out more information on Sony's plans for its mobile division in the year ahead. There is a good chance that we might get this first detail at Sony's CES press conference, which is taking place on Monday 7 January 2019 at 5pm local time (Las Vegas, USA). Mark you diaries!