Japan orders tighter immigration procedures after Ghosn flees country

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Fugitive Ghosn's escape from Japan sparks stricter immigration checks

Japanese prosecutors on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn's wife for alleged perjury, as officials stepped up efforts to bring the fugitive vehicle industry boss back to face trial on financial misconduct charges.

Ghosn, who faced multiple charges of financial misconduct that he denies, won bail in April but with strict conditions - including a ban on overseas travel and living under surveillance.

Aoun explained that the government of Lebanon did not have any involvement whatsoever in the incident, stating that Lebanon attaches importance to the relations with Japan, and, in response to the request for cooperation from Japan, promised that Lebanon would spare no effort in providing unstinting cooperation, the statement said.

Japan's transport ministry told AFP that luggage checks are not mandatory for private jets.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing an anonymous source, that Ghosn was smuggled through the Kansai International Airport into a type of box that is often used for concert teams.

A Nissan spokesperson declined to comment.

It remains unclear what Japan might do to bring him back. Ghosn first flew from Osaka, Japan, to Istanbul, and then on to Beirut, where he arrived on December 30 and has not been seen since.

Turkey detained seven airline workers, including four pilots, on Thursday in connection with Ghosn's escape. I'm not an attorney, but Ghosn doesn't not have a point about Japanese courts. Authorities have also issued an global notice for his arrest.

MNG Jet's complaint targets any person who may have played a role in the alleged illegal use of the aircraft.

First arrested in November 2018, Ghosn was out on bail over the last several months, and more recently had moved into a home in an upscale part of Tokyo. His lawyers in Japan said they knew nothing and felt betrayed by his actions.

I'm sure several freaky revelations will emerge in the Carlos Ghosn saga in the few hours between the writing and sending of this email.

Takano said Ghosn was not allowed to communicate with his wife Carole without permission and the 65-year-old was also concerned about his chances of getting a fair trial.

Since arriving in his native Lebanon after skipping bail in Japan nearly a week ago, the 65-year-old businessman has given few media statements. Takano was present during the video call. He was accompanied by a pair of men with names matching those of American security contractors, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with an investigation into the escape.

Interpol, the worldwide police cooperation body, has issued a "red notice" for Carlos Ghosn's arrest, but Beirut and Tokyo do not have an extradition treaty.

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