Aug 13, 2014

METI to investigate radioactive scrap iron shipped to South Korea

The Japanese government will launch an investigation into scrap iron exported to South Korea that was contaminated with radioactive materials exceeding the maximum permissible level, trade ministry officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will conduct hearings with industry groups to ...

Chinese regulators probing Lexus operation, Toyota says

Aug 8, 2014

Chinese regulators probing Lexus operation, Toyota says

Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that China’s anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers. The company is “cooperating fully with the queries from the authorities on Lexus,” said Toyota spokesman Naoki Sumino in Tokyo. He ...

Aug 1, 2014

Security around MH17 site still 'very unstable': Dutch police

Dutch police heading up the international probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said Thursday that the situation around the crash site remains perilous despite a small team managing to access the scene. “The security situation is still very unstable,” Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, ...

Jul 16, 2014

Madoff sons took millions for real estate, trustee alleges

Bernard Madoff’s sons created accounts out of thin air and engineered sham loans to buy pricey Manhattan real estate as they diverted tens of millions of dollars of money from their father’s firm, a court-appointed trustee said Tuesday. In an amended lawsuit against Andrew ...

Apr 29, 2014

Japan asks for role in Malaysian jet probe panel

Japan has requested to be part of the international panel Malaysia is setting up to investigate the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Tuesday. “We welcome their participation. Then we will have a panel of experts that is ...

Doomed Korean ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Apr 18, 2014

Doomed Korean ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Investigations into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find 270 people still missing and ...

Jan 17, 2014

U.S. to send investigator to Japan over Dreamliner glitch

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it will participate in Japan’s investigation of a smoke event involving a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jetliner. NTSB aircraft systems investigator Mike Bauer will travel to Japan to assist with the investigation, it said. White smoke was ...

Jul 17, 2013

Hiroshima teen's friends questioned over death

Police began questioning on a voluntary basis three friends of a 16-year-old girl arrested Sunday for allegedly dumping the body of a former classmate on a mountain in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, police sources said Wednesday. The arrested girl has told the police that she ...

Feb 27, 2013

JOC tackles in-depth interrogation of female judoka

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday it has debriefed at least 11 of the 15 female judo wrestlers who lodged a joint complaint accusing their former coach of physical and verbal violence. JOC executive member Yosuke Fujiwara said the interviews of the women, which ...