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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Carlos Ghosn's lawyer Hironaka resigns

Attorney does not talk to reporters and skips pretrial conference procedure

Junichiro Hironaka, the lawyer leading the defense of Carlos Ghosn, said his client's escape while out on bail surprised him. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Junichiro Hironaka, the lawyer leading the defense of Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor's former chairman who at the end of last year jumped bail and fled Japan, on Thursday submitted a resignation notice to the Tokyo District Court.

"I submitted the resignation notice for all lawyers belonging to [Hironaka's law firm] to the Tokyo District Court for all cases regarding Carlos Ghosn," Hironaka said in a statement. He added that he will not hold a news conference regarding the matter.

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