Japan is withdrawing from the International Court of Justice and will resume witch hunting Nissan’s ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.

The announcement had been widely expected and comes after Japan failed in an earlier bid to find evidence supporting initial charges leading to Ghosn’s arrest.

“We have now decided to withdraw from the International Court of Justice in order to convict Ghosn of whatever,” top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

Ghosn has miraculously survived almost a month in a tiny cell playing non-stop Japanese variety television shows.

“He’s one tough gaijin,” said Suga.

Mitsubishi executives and Japanese ministry officials are still yet to be arrested for falsifying data this year on shipments and using retired and dead people to meet disabled quotas.

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