"This arrest is illegal", the defense stated in one of the documents, dated April 5, the day after the re-arrest.
Ghosn's initial detention period was set to expire on Sunday, and had been widely expected to be extended by the maximum 10 days.
The Tokyo court on Friday authorized the prolongation of custody of Carlos Ghosn until April 22, in connection with new charges of alleged malpractices that interrupted his short period of freedom. The Tokyo District Court has not explained the reason behind its decision. He has denied any wrongdoing.
A Japanese court in principle grants bail when there is no risk of a suspect fleeing or destroying evidence.
The latest arrest is over breach-of-trust suspicions that payments by a Nissan subsidiary to an Oman dealership business went to a company effectively run by Ghosn.
He was also dismissed as Chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and replaced as Chairman of Renault SA after he tendered his resignation while in detention in Tokyo.
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He is also awaiting trial on other charges of financial misconduct and aggravated breach of trust.
Her company, based in the British Virgin Islands, a known tax haven, is thought to have possibly received the funds which were used in part to purchase a luxury yacht worth 1.6 billion yen ($14 million) for use by the Ghosn family.
Ghosn led the Japanese automaker for two decades and says he is innocent of the accusations that led to his downfall.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa, Renault CEO Thierry Bollore and Mitsubishi Motors CEO Masuko Osamu attended the meeting, which was chaired by Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard at the French carmaker's headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, in the suburbs of Paris.
In a video statement released recently by his lawyers, Ghosn said some Nissan executives feared Renault would swallow Nissan and plotted against him.
The handling of Ghosn's case has brought Japan's criminal justice system under worldwide scrutiny, with practices such as detaining a suspect for long periods and conducting interrogations without a lawyer present likened by critics to "hostage justice".