A corporate car crash

A corporate car crash

Carlos Ghosn, the former chief executive of Renault-Nissan, has been in a Tokyo jail since November. He faces charges that could see him spend a decade in jail

One morning last November, several hundred businesspeople filed into an auditorium on the third floor of a skyscraper in Tokyo’s financial district. The occasion was a forum marking the centenary of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.

Among the keynote speakers was an exemplar of the two countries’ warm relationship: Hiroto Saikawa, the chief executive officer of Nissan and a linchpin of its almost 20-year alliance with France’s Renault.


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