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After suffering a bruising loss this week in Delaware's Chancery Court that voided his $56 billion pay package, Musk said that Tesla would "move immediately to hold a shareholder vote to transfer state of incorporation to Texas."
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Feb 2, 2024
Shifting Tesla incorporation to Texas may not give Musk what he wants
Musk is not the first corporate leader to suffer a loss in a Delaware court and question the state's position on companies.
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried faces fraud charges over the collapse of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, at federal court in New York City on Thursday, in this courtroom sketch.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 27, 2023
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried implicates lawyers in testimony
Accused of stealing billions of dollars from customers, Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud and five counts of conspiracy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Jul 3, 2023
Elon Musk's Twitter rate limits could undermine new CEO, ad experts say
Musk announced Saturday that Twitter would limit how many tweets per day various accounts can read, to discourage 'extreme levels' of data scraping and system manipulation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 4, 2022
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty of defrauding investors
Holmes was acquitted on three counts of defrauding patients who paid for tests from the blood-testing startup, however.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 23, 2014
Fines, snitching fuel U.S. antitrust blitz against Japan firms
Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice has charged two dozen Japanese auto parts companies and 32 of their employees with rigging bids or fixing the prices for their products in what it calls its largest such investigation to date.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2014
Nakashima studio is part of master's legacy
When master craftsman George Nakashima looked at a piece of wood, he did not just see material to make furniture. "Dad listened to the spirit of the wood," said his daughter Mira Nakashima.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2013
Long green card wait has happy ending for Japan woman and wife
After more than 10 years of struggling to stay in the United States legally with her wife, Takako Ueda can breathe free: Her green card is here.
JAPAN
Oct 10, 2013
Translator Jay Rubin glad Swedes passed on Murakami Nobel for now
For the second year in a row Haruki Murakami has upset the bookies and been passed over for the Nobel Prize in Literature. For his translator, Jay Rubin, it's an indication that the Japanese author is still a literary force to be reckoned with.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 16, 2013
California rice farmers see golden opportunity in TPP
California rice farmer Charley Matthews Jr. remembers the excitement when Japan first started buying rice from the United States in 1993.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2013
Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world
Crime novelist Fuminori Nakamura might be a self-described pessimist with a dark personality, but one thing he's never had to worry about is writer's block.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2013
CEO: PS4 to tap new revenue streams
The financial hit from hardware outlays for the PlayStation4 won't be as big as they were for the PlayStation3, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. President and CEO Andrew House said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 23, 2012
Sea Shepherd seeks to intercept whalers closer to Japan
In early November, Sea Shepherd launched its ninth and most aggressive attempt to halt Japan's annual Antarctic whaling expedition, but for the first time, the controversial conservation group is sending four ships and planning to intercept the whalers near Japanese waters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2012
Tohoku students run L.A. Marathon to raise funds for disaster orphans
A marathon is a grueling challenge for most runners, but Kyoko Tashiro was beaming as she crossed the finish line in the Los Angeles Marathon, her first-ever race.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2011
Pearl Harbor in new light, 70 years on
Pearl Harbor survivor James Dewitt was among more than 5,000 people who observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday. It was exactly 70 years after the beginning of the military strike by Imperial Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor. And it was 70 years since Dewitt had been back.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2011
Wyoming center tells story of Japanese-American internees
Nob Shimokochi still remembers the hardship he suffered as a Japanese-American during World War II. "We used to say the Pledge of Allegiance in camp. 'With liberty and justice for all,' we said, and that irritated me like a pebble in my shoe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 11, 2011
Youth empowered through history
"Have you ever been called a racist name?" Mustafah Hawari, 17, asks Yuka Ogino, 23, a Japanese-American coordinator at the Bridging Communities Program.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Feb 25, 2011
Ex-POW seeks rail firms' apology
LOS ANGELES — As Japanese companies ready themselves to bid on California's high-speed rail project this year, one man is asking them to pause and remember the past.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2011
California gets taste of kabuki
LOS ANGELES — Performing for audiences composed of both committed kabuki fans and the merely curious, the Zenshinza Theater Company, one of Japan's oldest troupes, broke new ground recently with a series of shows on the U.S. West Coast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2011
Kite master teaches kids around the world to fly
LOS ANGELES — He's jolly, brings joy to children around the world, and is busiest in December.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE ZEIT GIST
Dec 7, 2010
Abuse rife within trainee system, say NGOs
In October 1999, 19 Chinese trainees came to the Takefu city office pleading for help. In their first year in Japan as interns, the women had been promised ¥50,000 a month, but scraped by on ¥10,000. The next year, as technical trainees, they should have received ¥115,000 a month. After...

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan