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Former Nissan chief's decision to flee Japan while awaiting trial 'unforgivable'

The lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said that his client's decision to flee Japan as he awaited a criminal trial was "unforgivable" but can understand why he would resort to escape.

Junichiro Hironaka told journalists in Tokyo that he was "very surprised by the news" and added that he had not spoken to Ghosn since he travelled to Lebanon.

Mr Hironaka also denied any involvement in or knowledge of the escape.

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