Koyodo News, revealed that, 2 Americans are accused of helping ousted Nissan Motor Chairman, Carlos Ghosn, to jump bail and flee the country in late December for Lebanon and have requested for an extradition.
Masako Mori, the Justice Minister, told newsmen that her ministry would also work with Washington for prompt extradition of the Taylors.
She said “the U.S. authorities confirmed Tokyo’s request in documents submitted to a federal court in Massachusetts.
Ghosn, the former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Motors alliance, has been charged with breach of trust and falsifying financial documents to understate his income.
He, however, denied the allegations, saying he fled “injustice and persecution” in Japan.
However note that Tokyo’s request is based on a bilateral extradition treaty.