TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s justice minister on Sunday called the flight of formerNissanChairman Carlos Ghosn as he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges inexcusable and vowed to beef up immigration checks.
Justice Minister Masako Mori said she had ordered an investigation after Ghosn issued a statement a few days ago sayinghe was in Lebanon.
She said there were no records of Ghosn’s departure from Tokyo.
She said his bail has been revoked, and Interpol had issued a wanted notice. Departure checks needed to be strengthened to prevent a recurrence, Mori said.