Tokyo District Court has said it has extended the detention of ousted Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn by ten days until 11 January.

Mr Ghosn, accused of aggravated breach of trust, is facing allegations of making the car maker shoulder 1.85 billion yen (€14.6 million) in personal investment losses.

The latest extension will see Mr Ghosn remain in Tokyo's main detention centre, where he has been confined since his first arrest on 19 November on allegations of financial misconduct.

Since then, he has been re-arrested twice over the latest allegations and on claims that he under-reported his Nissan salary for a prolonged period.

He denies the allegations.

The decision comes a day before Mr Ghosn's ten-day detention period for the latest allegation was set to expire, and follows the release of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly on bail last week after a court ruled against extending his detention while he awaits trial.

Both Mr Ghosn and Mr Kelly were initially arrested in late November and have been charged with under-reporting Mr Ghosn's salary at Nissan over a five-year period from 2010.

Both deny the charges.

Nissan's board in November fired Mr Ghosn as chairman and Mr Kelly as representative director, although both men technically still remain board members who can only be removed by shareholders.

Mr Ghosn's arrest has rocked the auto industry and strained Nissan's ties with French auto making partner Renault SA, where Mr Ghosn still remains chairman and CEO.

It has also put Japan's criminal justice system under international scrutiny and sparked criticism for some of its practices, including keeping suspects in detention for long periods and prohibiting defence lawyers from being present during interrogations, which can last eight hours a day.