Yamaha warns customers not to get into musical gear cases after Carlos Ghosn's escape


In a tweet about the weekend, the Japanese music equipment company said it didn't name names, but noted that there have been many stories recently about people who got into music equipment cases. Yamaha (YAMCY) warned people not to intrude into his cases or let others in to avoid "unfortunate accidents".
Several media reported that Ghosn managed to sneak through a Japanese airport to a private jet that took him out of the country by hiding in a large black music case with breathing holes drilled in the bottom. CNN Business has not independently confirmed these details of its escape. The previous one Nissan (NSANF) The chief executive was on bail in Japan for financial misconduct before escaping to Lebanon in late December. Ghosn described his departure as an attempt to "escape injustice".
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In an interview with CNN's Richard Quest last week, Ghosn did not comment on the nature of his escape and said he did not want to endanger anyone who had participated in the operation.

However, Ghosn replied to a question about what it felt like to drive through the airport in a packing case by first declining to comment and then adding, "Freedom is always sweet no matter how it happens."

In a press conference in Lebanon prior to the CNN interview last Wednesday, Ghosn's first public appearance since he fled Japan, Ghosn said he decided to leave the country because he believed he would not be given a fair trial. an allegation that Japanese authorities have contested.

Brands sometimes use their tangential relationship to important news to draw attention to themselves on social media.

Yamaha is one of Japan's best-known brands, and Ghosn was one of Japan's top managers before being pushed out by Nissan – a match made in social media heaven. Not surprisingly, Yamaha's post on Twitter went viral over the weekend.