Oct 1, 2014

Consultants plead guilty to bribing Asian officials over ODA

The former president of a Tokyo-based consulting firm and two others connected with the company pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bribing officials in Vietnam, Indonesia and Uzbekistan to gain favor for Japanese-funded railway projects in those countries. Tamio Kakinuma, 65, and the others, former ...

Sisterly feud in Uzbek first family goes public

Oct 18, 2013

Sisterly feud in Uzbek first family goes public

In a public row that has exposed rifts in the Central Asian ruling family, the eldest daughter of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov has accused her sister of destructive behavior and ties to sorcerers. Gulnara Karimova, who is known as a pop star and fashion ...

Jul 6, 2013

Japan, Uzbekistan to conduct joint uranium exploration

Japan and Uzbekistan will conduct joint exploration for uranium in the Central Asian country in the hope of securing stable supplies with an eye to restarting Japan’s nuclear power plants, industry ministry officials announced. A deal will be struck Monday between the government-run Japan ...