Jul 13, 2021

Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn: How I escaped Japan in a box

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Mr Ghosn tells how he disguised himself to slip unnoticed through the streets of Tokyo, why a large music equipment box was chosen to smuggle him out of Japan and the elation he felt when he finally landed in his native Lebanon. For more than a year, Mr Ghosn spent long periods in custody or was held under house arrest in Tokyo after being bailed. Mr Ghosn would have to swap the suits he'd worn for years as a high profile executive in the global automotive sector for something a little more casual. In all, Mr Ghosn reckons he was in the box for around an hour and a half, though it felt like it lasted "one year and a half". Americans Michael Taylor and his son, Peter, have since been handed over by the US to Japan and now face three years in prison for helping Mr Ghosn to escape.

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