Ghosn’s Legal Odyssey and What It Says About Japan

Carlos Ghosn was a jet-setting captain of industry, the brash superhero who helped save both Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. To the shock of many, he was arrested in Japan on Nov. 19, 2018, on allegations of financial misconduct. After more than 100 days in jail, he was released on bail of 1 billion yen ($9 million) — among the highest ever in Japan — only to be rearrested a month later on new charges, then granted bail again after just three weeks. Yet another dramatic twist came at the end of