On Thursday, a US appeals court refused to delay the handover of two wanted men accused by Tokyo of helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan.
The decision, issued by the court in Boston, paves the way for the handover of former US Special Forces soldier Michael Taylor and his son Peter to Japan, after the approval of the US State Department.
The US authorities arrested the two in May at the request of Japan.
Prosecutors allege that Taylor and his son helped Ghosn escape from Japan on December 29, 2019 in a box with a private jet, where he eventually arrived in Lebanon.
Ghosn is awaiting trial on charges related to financial misconduct, including hiding part of the bonuses and bonuses he received in Nissan’s financial statements, and he denies committing any of the charges against him.