Sep 2, 2015

Sharp to sell headquarters, remain there as tenant

Sharp Corp. is in talks to sell one of its two head office buildings in Osaka’s Abeno Ward to furniture retail chain operator Nitori Holdings Co., sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The struggling electronics maker aims to conclude a contract with Nitori ...

Sep 1, 2015

Panel supports abolishing Osaka governor retirement pay

An Osaka prefectural panel on Tuesday reportedly backed a proposal by Gov. Ichiro Matsui to abolish all retirement pay for the position. The panel on remuneration for special government posts recommended that the retirement allowance for governors should be broken up and converted into ...

Osaka murder suspect has history of similar crimes

Aug 31, 2015

Osaka murder suspect has history of similar crimes

With the investigation into the murder of two teenagers from Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, apparently making little headway, police are looking into links with that case and similar crimes the suspect was convicted of more than a decade ago. Koji Yamada, 45, was arrested Aug. ...