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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn faces 10 more days in custody, amid French criticism

Tokyo prosecutor defends detention as 'no longer than needed'

A TV camera points to the Tokyo Detention House, where Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is being held.   © Reuters

TOKYO/AMSTERDAM -- Japanese prosecutors intend to apply on Friday to extend the detention of former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn by another 10 days even as French media rail against what they see as an unusually long custody period.

"Countries have their own histories and legal systems. It's inappropriate to criticize the Japanese system just for being different from your own country," Shin Kukimoto, deputy public prosecutor at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, said Thursday in a regular news conference, countering the French criticism.

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