Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s former chairman, told his Japanese defense lawyer in a conversation he had told his Japanese defense lawyer in a conversation that Nissan would go bankrupt within two to three years, according tomedia reports. Nobuo Gohara, a former prosecutor, said Mr. Ghosn made the prediction in a series of conversations last year about his arrest and prosecution.
Mr. Mr. Harahara spoke about his conversations with Mr. Ghosn at a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. “Ghosn told me Nissan could go bankrupt in two to three years, ” he said. But Mr. Ghosn did not say what made him think Nissan would get into trouble.
Nissan spokesman Azusa Momose declined to comment. The Yokohama-based company, which is suffering from falling sales in China and Europe, has prompted it to cut its profit and sales forecasts for the fiscal year ended March 31 and announce it will cut 12,500 jobs worldwide.
Mr. Shigeru said he met Mr. Ghosn five times in the two months before Mr. Ghosn’s escape to raise money for a new book. But after Ghosn ran away, the book was out of business. Mr. Tsuhara’s last meeting with Mr. Gohn came two days before he fled to Beirut at the end of December.
The lawyer said he had mr. Ghosn’s permission to reveal details of their conversation.