The legal team representing ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn asked the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday to hold trials separately for him, his former close associate Greg Kelly and Nissan Motor Co., saying that otherwise Ghosn won't get a fair trial over his alleged financial misconduct.

Also holding his first news conference since Ghosn's release on bail last month, defense attorney Junichiro Hironaka argued that Nissan cooperated extensively with prosecutors by handing over its internal probe findings on the accused former executive and through plea-bargaining.

Ghosn's legal team also released the names of two Nissan officials who were involved in the plea-bargaining.