The sentence is the first handed down in Japan in the Nissan saga, which began with former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn's shock arrest in Japan in 2018 on financial misconduct allegations.
Prosecutors say Michael Taylor and his son Peter charged with enabling the escape which saw former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn stuffed into an equipment case and smuggled into a private jet to flee Japan in 2019.
Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he is assisting people who helped him escape from Japan to Lebanon but avoided giving more information.
Japan's Justice Minister, Masako Mori, vowed to strengthen border departure checks and review bail conditions so they can prevent recurrence of any escape act like Nissan's former chairman.
Carlos Ghosn became an international fugitive after he confirmed fleeing to Lebanon to escape what he called a "rigged" justice system in Japan, where he faces charges relating to alleged financial crimes.
Turkey's interior ministry says a number of suspects, including pilots, have been detained as part of the investigation launched into Carlos Ghosn fleeing Japan to Lebanon via Turkey.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdrew the proposal late Wednesday, citing "political conditions in France" after the French government, Renault's biggest shareholder, asked for five more days to review the deal and obtain support from Nissan.
The re-arrest, which national broadcaster NHK described as a highly unusual move for someone who has been released on bail, marks the latest dramatic twist in the once-feted executive's fall from grace.
The former titan of the global auto industry is set to be released from the Tokyo Detention House on Wednesday, giving the once-feted executive fresh impetus to build a defence against what he has described as "meritless" charges.
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