Carlos Ghosn’s trial was poised to be one of the most closely watched in Japanese history — a case involving claims of corporate greed, wounded national pride and a rigged legal system. Then the former Nissan chief pulled off an unimaginable escape. Guest: Ben Dooley, a business reporter for The New York Times based in Japan. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
Background reading: Mr. Ghosn leaves behind a contentious history at one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, a record which is now unlikely to be scrutinized in Japanese courts. “Nobody’s going to take it from me,” Mr. Ghosn said of his legacy.The tycoon’s escape preparations spanned the globe, revealing the means by which the well-connected can evade legal accountability.