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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn saga leaves unanswered questions over Japan business norms

Victim to some, villain to others, ex-Nissan chief's experience is not unique

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has gone from high-flying executive to criminal suspect and now fugitive from justice. 

TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn, the former Renault-Nissan chief, is due to give a news conference late on Wednesday in Beirut, where he has taken refuge after a daring Dec. 31 escape from house arrest in Japan, where he faces charges of financial misconduct.

Ghosn, who claims he was the victim of a coup by Nissan executives who opposed giving up more authority to Renault, has said he plans to name those who plotted his arrest in late 2018 -- including people in the Japanese government.

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