Corporate governance

In this June 27, 2012, photo, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka speaks at press cub of courthouse in Tokyo. Hironaka, a defense lawyer famous for winning innocent verdicts in a legal system where 99 percent of the cases result in convictions, has been hired to defend Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 after Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Ghosn was resigned. (Kyodo News via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer famous for winning extremely rare acquittals in Japan, has been tapped to defend Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn as he battles charges of false financial reporting and breach of trust. The move, confirmed Wednesday by Ghosn and Hironaka's office,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Motonari Ohtsuru, defense lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Ohtsuru, the chief lawyer of former Nissan Chairman Ghosn, has handed in his resignation, according to his office and a statement submitted to the court.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 13, 2019 - 4:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, has resigned. Ohtsuru's office and a statement submitted to the court confirmed that Ohtsuru had quit on Wednesday. It was the latest twist in Ghosn's legal battle after he was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Motonari Ohtsuru, defense lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Ohtsuru, the chief lawyer of former Nissan Chairman Ghosn, has handed in his resignation, according to his office and a statement submitted to the court.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, has resigned. Ohtsuru's office and a statement submitted to the court confirmed that Ohtsuru had quit on Wednesday. It was the latest twist in Ghosn's legal battle after he was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Motonari Ohtsuru, defense lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Ohtsuru, the chief lawyer of former Nissan Chairman Ghosn, has handed in his resignation, according to his office and a statement submitted to the court.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 13, 2019 - 2:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, has resigned. Ohtsuru's office and a statement submitted to the court confirmed that Ohtsuru had quit on Wednesday. It was the latest twist in Ghosn's legal battle after he was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, then Renault Group CEO Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris. Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, reportedly linked to his lavish wedding there. French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the chateau allowed Ghosn to host his wedding reception on its grounds in exchange for Renault's philanthropic activities to support the Versailles estate, resplendent home to France's last kings. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
February 07, 2019 - 9:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn — reportedly linked to his lavish wedding at the royal estate. Renault said in a statement Thursday that a company investigation found that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, then Renault Group CEO Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris. Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, reportedly linked to his lavish wedding there. French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the chateau allowed Ghosn to host his wedding reception on its grounds in exchange for Renault's philanthropic activities to support the Versailles estate, resplendent home to France's last kings. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
February 07, 2019 - 5:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn — reportedly linked to his lavish wedding at the royal estate. Renault said in a statement Thursday that a company investigation found that...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, then Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Major Japanese business daily Nikkei is reporting Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn has reiterated his innocence, saying the payments to a Saudi businessman were legitimate. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
January 30, 2019 - 9:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, in his first interview since his arrest in November, blamed fellow executives opposed to forging closer ties with the automaker's French alliance partner Renault for scheming against him, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported Wednesday. The...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, then Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Major Japanese business daily Nikkei is reporting Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn has reiterated his innocence, saying the payments to a Saudi businessman were legitimate. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, in his first interview since his arrest in November, blamed fellow executives opposed to forging closer ties with the automaker's French alliance partner Renault for scheming against him, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported Wednesday. The...
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Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Masuko said the Japanese automaker's board met and discussed new allegations of wrongdoing by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 18, 2019 - 2:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million)...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, then Renault Group CEO Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris, France. The Tokyo District Court says it’s turned down Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s request for release on bail Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, prolonging his detention. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 15, 2019 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo District Court turned down a request by Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn for release on bail Tuesday, prolonging his detention by weeks and possibly months. Ghosn, 64, who was arrested on Nov. 19, has been charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his...
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