It was the first time the former Nissan chairman has been seen since his arrest in Japan in November 2018.
Mr Ghosn is due to face trial in Japan in April.
Faulty batteries among the common flaws in popular cars, together with dodgy suspension.
The Japanese car company reported the job cuts alongside its first quarter earnings statement.
Nissan will be forced to renegotiate funding from the Government if it wishes to receive support from the taxpayer, MPs have been told.
The financial support was contingent on Qashqai and X-Trail models being built in Sunderland.
Nissan has taken a swipe at Brexit "uncertainty" as it confirmed the new X-Trail, planned for its Sunderland plant, will be made in Japan.
Prosecutors arrested Ghosn on November 19 on suspicion of under-reporting his income by £34 million over five years.
The media reports have not been confirmed by the company which says it must first inform the markets.
The Brazilian-born boss was arrested by prosecutors in Tokyo.