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Monday, March 04, 2019, 15:00 - 16:30


Junichiro Hironaka, Carlos Ghosn's Chief Defense Lawyer
Sho Kosasa, Lawyer & Eri Hironaka, Lawyer

15:00-16:30 Monday, March 4, 2019
(The speech and Q & A will be in Japanese with English Interpretation)

"Carlos Ghosn's Lawyers Speak Out"

Known as "the Razor" for his record of winning high-profile cases, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka was last month handed what is possibly his biggest challenge yet - defending former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn, accused of aggravated breach of trust and filing false statements to regulators regarding $80 million in deferred income loams, made an unusual move in ditching his previous lawyer and getting more aggressive with his defense by picking Hironoaka.

Days after his appointment, Hironaka came out fighting, telling reporters that Ghosn is a victim of a Nissan conspiracy and that the auto company should have resolved the matter internally rather than going to prosecutors.

Hironaka has a big hurdle to clear: a 99 percent conviction rate in Japan's legal system. But with the eyes of the world on the case, his every word is being watched closely.

He has successfully defended notable figures such as Ichiro Ozawa, an influential politician who was accused of involvement in a political funds scandal. He was also part of a team that defended Atsuko Muraki, a former senior bureaucrat charged in 2009 with falsely certifying an organization as representing disabled people so it could use cheaper postage rates.

5F Marunouchi Nijubashi Bldg., 3-2-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Doors open for TV crew at 14:15, For all others at 14:30, still cameras included.
Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.

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