Feb 26, 2014

Ex-NHK official arrested on fraud charges

A former official at NHK’s television technology research center has been arrested for allegedly submitting a fictitious order to an audio equipment firm. Kimio Hamasaki, 56, a former chief researcher at NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories, was arrested Tuesday along with Hiroyasu Sato, ...

Jan 16, 2014

Man arrested for pocketing salaries of illegal Cambodian trainees

Police said Thursday they have arrested a man on suspicion of pocketing around ¥5 million from the salaries of Cambodians working illegally in Japan as trainees. Hirokazu Inatomi, 64, a former senior official of the Inaho cooperative union in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki Prefecture, allegedly told ...

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Sep 23, 2013

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s prospects of an eventual comeback evaporated Sunday after he was sentenced to life in prison and permanently deprived of all political rights, but aspects of his legacy may live on, experts said. The charismatic former Politburo member surprised many ...

| Sep 23, 2013

Bo trial shows obedience, not corruption, is party's goal

The conviction of disgraced top politician Bo Xilai was less about eradicating ubiquitous corruption in China and more about warning Communist Party cadres to stay loyal to the new leadership or suffer the consequences, observers say. President Xi Jinping, who took office earlier this ...

Spain royal to face court in graft case

Apr 5, 2013

Spain royal to face court in graft case

A Spanish judge named King Juan Carlos’ daughter Princess Cristina as a suspect in a corruption case on Wednesday, dealing a spectacular blow to the prestige of the royal family. The decision, the first time a direct relation of the king has been called ...