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Abe Plays Golf as Japan Officials Stay Silent Over Ghosn Escape

  • Escape came to light during country’s most important holidays
  • Japan’s government silent for more than two days after report
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Since news emerged on New Year’s Eve that fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn skipped bail and fled the country, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been camped out in a luxury Tokyo hotel, sharing meals with family, hitting the gym and even playing golf.

The routine, seen in detailed schedules published by major Japanese media outlets, is nothing unusual for the prime minister during the country’s most important holiday of the year. But it’s particularly notable after the dramatic escape of the leading figure in one of Japan’s most high-profile white-collar criminal cases ever.