Japan stunned by Ghosn’s release, critics hope for change

Japan stunned by Ghosn’s release, critics hope for change

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn‘s release from detention nearly four months after his arrest has gripped Japan, giving the public a rare glimpse into how the criminal justice system works.

Ghosn was recuperating Thursday, his lawyer said, after leaving the Tokyo Detention Center the evening before, just in time for his 65th birthday on Saturday. His trial on charges of financial misconduct is sure to draw attention as one of the biggest court cases in the history of corporate Japan.

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