I have a guess as to what you're implying. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Nissan, Tokyo prosecutors, et al. are particularly forthcoming about the facts. There are just bits and pieces leaking (?) out w/all sorts of possible allegations.
We know Ghosn and Kelly are in jail and that their stay there has been extended. From what https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/ ... overnance/
and some other stories have mentioned, it doesn't sound pleasant for someone being held in custody, esp. if you can't have your lawyers present during questioning.
The above piece asserts
Although now detained, the suspect is not yet a defendant: They have not yet been prosecuted for anything, not even the crime for which they were arrested. Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, detention is essentially an investigative tool used to interrogate suspects and develop evidence. Suspects in detention have a constitutional right to counsel but not to have a lawyer present during questioning. In fact, the Code of Criminal Procedure empowers prosecutors to subordinate a suspect’s access to their lawyer to the needs of the prosecutor’s investigation.
It sounds like Japan has something similar to our 5th amendment (article 38?) but I know nothing about theirs, the implications, when it's valid or not, etc.
I'm trying to only post stories or pieces w/some new info or insight.
Nissan says Saikawa reported crime; others say it's more complex
http://www.autonews.com/article/2018120 ... sn-scandal
The resulting "Ghosn Shock," as it's being referred to in the Japanese media, is wrapped in mystery. And like any good conspiracy theory, one explanation churns up new questions.
One example: If Ghosn indeed has been improperly reporting compensation to the tune of ¥9 billion ($80 million) over eight years starting in 2009, why did the matter surface only this year?
Some are wondering how that large discrepancy could have gone unnoticed, since Nissan Motor Co. is one of the bluest of Japanese blue-chips. It is run by some of the world's biggest business brains and vetted by an army of auditors.
Another question from some observers: Why isn't Nissan being more public with details of Ghosn's alleged crimes? Even Masuko conceded that Mitsubishi's board summarily ousted Ghosn as chairman, even though the board's Nissan-appointed directors presented scant particulars of the case against him.
Another possible explanation for the surprise move against Ghosn: This year, for the first time, Japan adopted a criminal plea bargaining system. That new prosecution tool could have provided the perfect cover for someone to air Nissan's dirty laundry. And Tokyo's notoriously zealous prosecutors were happy to make Ghosn a shining example of the new rules in action.
Carlos Ghosn continues to deny wrongdoing and cannot accept making false confession: sources
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/ ... on-sources
Ghosn’s legal woes highlight governance failings in Japan
Prosecutors have released very little information. Neither man has been officially charged. Under the Japanese system, suspects can be held for weeks for questioning without any charges.
Carlos Ghosn arrest shines light on Japan’s justice system
Credibility of courts that have 99.97% criminal conviction rate rests on justice being seen to be done
https://www.ft.com/content/efcffac4-f60 ... 22a0b02a6c
Prosecutors are public officials who move to a new posting every two or three years, and while high-profile convictions help a career, the greatest imperative is to avoid mistakes — such as an embarrassing acquittal. Unlike the high conviction rate at trial, the conviction rate following arrest is just 40 per cent, reflecting the large number of cases dropped along the way.