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Ghosn's fall from grace: How Nissan's savior became a threat

Insiders found questionable conduct just as the chairman was preparing his boldest move yet

AKITO TANAKA and MASAYASU ITO, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- As the glitterati gathered for a party at the French ambassador's residence in Tokyo on Monday evening, everyone's attention was focused on a man who was not there.

News of the former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest had just broken. So while Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda toasted his country's friendship with France, and partygoers clinked Champagne glasses as if nothing was amiss, many could not help whispering.

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