Japan says Ghosn’s escape inexcusable, orders investigation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Justice Minister yesterday called the flight of former Nissan Chairman 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 saying he 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She said his bail has been revoked, and Interpol had issued a wanted notice.