The former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan to film. In order to evade the local judiciary, he allegedly had himself loaded onto a private jet in a box for audio equipment and flown to Istanbul to get to Lebanon from there.
The campaign has brought many imitators to the scene, especially in Japan – and prompted the instrument box manufacturer Yamaha to issue a warning.
Yamaha warns imitators to "make the ghosn"
In social networks, users share pictures that they show in instrument cases. According to the AFP news agency, Twitter shows a young woman, for example, who makes herself comfortable in a green harp case. Another picture shows a man standing in a double bass case.
The Japanese company Yamaha, a large manufacturer of such transport containers, now expressly warns against doing the same as the previous car manager. This can lead to "tragic accidents," said the wind instruments department. "Please don't do something like that," Yamaha appealed. "Instrument cases are built for musical instruments and accessories. Please use them properly!"
The risk of suffocation in transport boxes is particularly high. Vents were reportedly drilled in those allegedly used by Carlos Ghosn to escape.
The 65-year-old escaped from Japan illegally at the end of December. He had been released from prison there on bail in April. The prosecutor accuses him of misappropriating company funds, among other things – Ghosn denies the allegations and sees himself as a victim of arbitrary justice. A charge that the Japanese government in turn sharply rejects. Japan is now requesting Lebanon to arrest Ghosn via Interpol, who, in addition to Lebanese, has French and Brazilian citizenship. However, there is no extradition agreement between Lebanon and Japan.