In handing Greg Kelly a six-month suspended sentence and fining Nissan, a Tokyo court seemed intent on issuing a proxy judgment for Carlos Ghosn in absentia.
Kenji Shimotsu just handed down a harsh jail term to a 90-year-old defendant in another case.
Former Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa, who presided over the arrest and ouster of Carlos Ghosn, weighs in his former boss' legacy and the carmaker's fitful recovery.
The wait begins in the case -- a proxy for ousted boss Carlos Ghosn -- that could see the former HR executive sentenced to two years in a Japanese prison.
Truck maker Hino's new emissions scandal has some observers wondering about its future with Toyota.
A weakening yen has emerged as a windfall for the country's automakers, helping buoy results just when they need it most amid pinched production and derailed deliveries.