The former boss of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, has been granted bail by a Tokyo court in a surprise decision.
The court set bail at one billion yen (£6.8m; $8.9m) and Japanese media reports said he could be released as early as Wednesday.
Mr Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct but has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
The court had rejected two previous requests for bail, saying Mr Ghosn was a flight risk and could hide evidence.
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