One of the lawyers representing Carlos Ghosn said Monday he is optimistic the Tokyo District Court will soon grant bail to the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman.

Speculation is running high that the court will issue a decision in the next few days on whether to let Ghosn out of the Tokyo Detention House.

"I believe that his potential time of release could be in the near future," attorney Junichiro Hironaka said during a news conference in Tokyo.