Carlos Ghosn’s Globe-Spanning Saga Reaches His Ancestral Homeland

(Bloomberg) -- Reverberations of Carlos Ghosn’s arrest have now reached his ancestral homeland.

Lebanon’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it summoned Japan’s ambassador and told him the country is closely monitoring the case of the former Nissan chairman “as he represents an important Lebanese success.”

The ambassador was told there were "many question marks" over the circumstances of the arrest and urged the Japanese to deal with it “transparently and through due legal process.”

News of the arrest last week rippled around the world. Detained in Tokyo, the Brazil-born French citizen of Lebanese ancestry also held positions in French automaker Renault as well as Japan’s Mitsubishi. Ghosn received his early education in Lebanon, and media reports said he got company-funded properties in cities such as Beirut, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Amsterdam.

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