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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn not quite gone

Arrest and dismissal unlikely to keep Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance ex-chief Carlos Ghosn down

Japanese companies have ways to get rid of employees they do not want, including assigning them a desk next to the window and removing all duties from them.

These sidetracked employees, called madogiwazoku, often quit out of frustration. The process could take months, if not years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2018, with the headline 'Ghosn not quite gone'. Print Edition | Subscribe