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Ex-minister Isshu Sugawara escapes indictment over money scandal

National Jun 25, 2020

Ex-minister Isshu Sugawara escapes indictment over money scandal

Public prosecutors decided Thursday not to indict former industry minister Isshu Sugawara over a money scandal that forced him to resign from office last October. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation squad made the decision after questioning Sugawara, 58, and others on the ...

Extradition delayed for Chilean suspected of killing Japanese woman

National Jun 25, 2020

Extradition delayed for Chilean suspected of killing Japanese woman

The extradition of a Chilean suspect to France over the alleged murder of a Japanese woman, who went missing while studying in France in December 2016, is expected to be postponed. French authorities have informed Chilean representatives that the extradition of Nicolas Zepeda Contreras, the ...

Magnitude 6.1 quake off eastern coast of Japan rattles Tokyo

National Jun 25, 2020

Magnitude 6.1 quake off eastern coast of Japan rattles Tokyo

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off eastern Japan early Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, rocking buildings in the capital Tokyo and surrounding prefectures. No tsunami warning was issued. The 4:47 a.m. quake, which originated at a depth of about 36 kilometers, registered as lower ...

Japan praised for hosting successful Rugby World Cup

Rugby Jun 25, 2020

Japan praised for hosting successful Rugby World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

An economic impact report on the 2019 Rugby World Cup confirms the 44-day event was the success organizers were hoping it would become when Japan was named host. The report, which was done by Ernst and Young and released Wednesday by the tournament organizing committee, ...