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  • CEO turned fugitive comes out swinging against Japan, Nissan
  • Back on center stage, former auto titan looks right at home
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Ghosn Comes Out Fighting: Highlights of Beirut Press Conference
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A year mired in Japan’s judicial system hasn’t slowed Carlos Ghosn down a bit.

The former head of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA appeared as energetic and combative as ever at a rowdy two-and-a-half-hour press conference in Beirut, the first since his arrest in Tokyo more than a year ago on allegations of financial misconduct. Eager to tell his story, he arrived early and tried to start ahead of schedule.