Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn abruptly canceled a news conference on Friday, just hours after notifying the media of the plan, due to opposition from his family, one of his lawyers said.

Ghosn, who is preparing for a trial over financial misconduct charges, had been scheduled to speak at 9 p.m. Friday in what would have been his first news conference since his arrest last November.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan said in the early afternoon that he would meet the media at the club in Tokyo, but the event was called off in the evening.