By Peter Landers The Wall Street Journal Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 TOKYO—His cheeks are sunken and his once-robust frame has turned gaunt, but after 50 days in jail, Carlos Ghosn is still the hyperrational, results-oriented engineer who made it to the top of the auto industry. This time, instead of higher profits, the result he seeks is his own freedom and vindication. That is the picture painted by his lawyer on Tuesday, after Mr. Ghosn made his first public appearance since his arrest and proclaimed his innocence in a Tokyo court. The former Nissan Motor Co. chairman spends little time obsessing over the former colleagues who gave information about his alleged wrongdoing to prosecutors, and focuses in meetings, executive-style, with his defence team on how to win the case, lawyer Motonari Otsuru said. “He explains to us what has been happening in interrogations—‘I’m being asked this, what advice do you have?’—and that is all he demands of us. There are almost no occasions where he vents about his own feelings. It’s all super-calm and rational,” Mr. Otsuru said at a news conference. Pool reporters and others in the courtroom Tuesday said the changes in the 64-year-old Mr. Ghosn’s appearance were… Read full this story
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