Photo/IllutrationCarlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Carlos Ghosn, who has been held at the Tokyo Detention House since November, will appear in court on Jan. 8 to find out why he remains detained.

The Tokyo District Court set the date after a lawyer for Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co. accused of financial misconduct, submitted the request for disclosure of the reasons for his detention.

Ghosn has denied guilt in all the allegations against him.

Article 34 of the Constitution states that the cause for a detention must be presented to the individual in court once such a request is made. The Criminal Procedure Law contains provisions that allow suspects or their lawyers to request disclosure of the reasons for detention.

In principle, a court session is held within five days of the submission of the request, and Ghosn would be allowed to appear in court to state his side of the case.

Ghosn was first arrested on Nov. 19 on suspicion of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law by under-reporting his annual remuneration at Nissan for the five-year period between fiscal 2010 and 2014.

He was re-arrested on Dec. 10 on suspicion of under-reporting his annual remuneration between fiscal 2015 and 2017.

The Tokyo District Court rejected prosecutors’ request for an extension of Ghosn’s detention on Dec. 20.

The next day, however, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office arrested Ghosn on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust in violation of the Companies Law, saying he shifted his personal investment losses to Nissan.