“1:15 p.m. on Sunday”. The great Escape

Carlos Ghosn, former CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, which in 2017 reached world number one among car manufacturers, fled Japan illegally on December 29, 2019 in incredible conditions. The leader was arrested in Tokyo in November 2018 and was awaiting trial, suspected by Japanese justice of financial embezzlement.

After spending more than three months in prison at the Tokyo detention center, and then being placed under house arrest, Carlos Ghosn left Japanese territory in conditions worthy of a Hollywood movie. He is now in Lebanon, where he joined his wife Carole. They are both fugitives now.

An exclusive interview in Beirut with the Ghosn couple

Japan issued an Interpol Red Notice against the couple, meaning an international arrest warrant. The entrepreneur, trained at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des mines de Paris, has since lived with his wife under the protection of bodyguards in a country shaken by numerous crises.

For this document, signed Patrice Brugère, Cyril Zha and Nicolas Berthelot, the magazine 1:15 p.m. Sunday (Twitter, #1:15 p.m.) exclusively met Carlos and Carole Ghosn in Beirut, and conducted the investigation in Japan, Lebanon, via Turkey and France to understand the incredible fate of the former boss of the automotive industry.

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