The company's acting CEO Hiroto Saikawa has a great chance of being appointed to this post, though, still on a temporary basis, according to the Jiji Press news agency.
The statement comes after Nissan Motor confirmed on 22 November that its board of directors had dismissed Ghosn as its chairman and voted to remove senior executive Greg Kelly.
On 25 November, media reported about the first testimony of Ghosn, who told investigators that he had no intention of concealing his income.
Last week, Japanese media also reported that Ghosn was buying expensive real estate in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Amsterdam, and Beirut worth tens of millions of dollars at the company's expense. The acquisition of this property was not justified in terms of the needs of the automaker. The company came to the conclusion that in this case Ghosn was required to indicate these expenses in an income declaration, because he used the company's funds for personal reasons. Kelly had participated in these deals as well.