Photo/IllutrationFormer Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo on April 25. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is out on bail on charges of financial improprieties and aggravated breach of trust, was allowed to move from an apartment and into a house in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

The Tokyo District Court on May 8 decided to grant Ghosn's request to relocate from the apartment that had been designated as one of the conditions for his release in early March and late April.

Ghosn, 65, had been complaining that the apartment was narrow and inconvenient, according to sources.

However, the court on May 9 rejected his lawyer's appeal to rescind a condition of his bail restricting contact with his wife, Carole Ghosn.

“Taking such a measure (curb on contacting Carole) is a minimum requirement," Shin Kukimoto, deputy chief prosecutor for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, said during a regular news conference the same day. "However, I do not think that it is enough to prevent him from hiding evidence on his charges.”

Ghosn had been released on bail from the Tokyo Detention House on March 6 after being detained since November under conditions that included staying in the apartment in Tokyo.

Prosecutors re-arrested Ghosn on April 4 on suspicion of the private misuse of Nissan funds, followed by releasing him on bail for the second time on April 25.