Japan okays GPS tracking for bail after Ghosn case

Japan has passed a law allowing courts to use GPS tracking on defendants out on bail, a response to the high-profile escape of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in 2019. The revised law enables courts to order GPS devices to be placed on defendants to prevent them from fleeing the country. Violations may result in detention or imprisonment of up to a year. The measure aims to address security concerns and prevent international bail-jumping.