Tokyo - Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested in Japan on suspicion of underreporting his income, is holding up well while in detention and asked for thriller books, according to the Brazilian consul general, one of the few allowed to visit.
"My impression is that he is a strong man in the sense that he will fight this out properly. He doesn't look worried," Joao de Mendonca Lima Neto told The Associated Press on Wednesday at the consulate general of Brazil in Tokyo. "I admire him for his fortitude."
Mendonca declined comment on the specifics of the allegations, saying his job was about helping Brazilian citizens with their problems.
Ghosn, who headed the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was arrested last month on suspicion he underreported his income by $44 million over five years.
Ghosn holds French, Lebanese and Brazilian citizenship. Representatives of those nations, as well as attorneys, can visit suspects in detention in Japan.