Prosecutors celebrated another successful request to the Tokyo District Court on Monday to keep former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn in detention until 11 January.
“Shimemashite omedetou gozaimasu,” Tokyo prosectors said to each other as they received the good news.
“Shimeome,” said other prosecutors who were smart enough to abbreviate the congratulatory summation of their good work.
Ghosn has denied the allegations of financial misconduct, but has been in detention since November 2018.
Ghosn’s daughter, Caroline Ghosn, 31, said in an interview with The New York Times that his family has been told his cell is unheated and he has repeatedly asked for blankets.
“He doesn’t even have a kotatsu – it’s inhumane,” said Caroline.
He has been denied pen and paper, has lost weight, and been tortured with Japanese television playing nonstop.
Mitsubishi executives and Japanese ministry officials are still yet to be arrested for falsifying data last year on shipments and using retired and dead people to meet disabled quotas.