Ousted Nissan Motor Chairman, Carlos Ghosn, is set to appear in a Tokyo court on Tuesday after he requested an open hearing to hear the reason for his detention.

It would be Mr Ghosn's first public appearance since he was arrested on November 19 on allegations of financial misconduct. He denies the allegations against him.

He has been detained since then and has also been re-arrested over further allegations.

The hearing will take place at 10:30 local time on January 8, the court said.

Earlier this week, the Tokyo District Court approved an extension to Mr Ghosn's detention until January 11. 

Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly, who has been charged with conspiring to under-report Mr Ghosn's income, has been released on bail after the court ruled against extending his detention while he awaits trial.

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