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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 20, 2023
CEOs should focus on profits, not politics
Target proves yet again that companies are better off avoiding the minefield of social activism.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 9, 2023
Japan watchdog seeks penalty for regional banks over bond sales
The agency said the banks sold the bond products without properly checking customers’ investment preference and experience, or explaining the risks involved.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 6, 2023
U.S. sues Binance and founder Zhao over 'web of deception'
The SEC alleges that, among other things, Binance artificially inflated its trading volumes, diverted customer funds and failed to restrict U.S. customers from its platform.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 3, 2023
U.S. military aid policies leave Taiwan in a bind, business council chief says
“I am concerned that U.S. security assistance is creating new issues that will have to be dealt with in the coming years,” said Rupert Hammond-Chambers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 31, 2023
Three Japan utilities face record-high antitrust fines over alleged cartel
The penalty — a total of ¥101 billion — is the highest ever imposed by the Fair Trade Commission for a violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 30, 2023
Dentsu to continue Olympics-related business despite indictment
Dentsu and others were indicted last month over allegedly rigging bids for contracts related to Tokyo Games venue management.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 18, 2022
Cybersecurity startup founder reveals secrets of success
Mitsuo Okada, CEO of Capy, says students need to stake their claim for the future by creating innovations that are applicable to the real world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 13, 2022
Johnson & Johnson's Japan unit searched over alleged antitrust violation
The Japan Fair Trade Commission suspects Johnson & Johnson K.K. and ASP Japan of obstructing competitors' sales of cleaners and disinfectants for endoscopes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 19, 2022
Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for Theranos fraud
A federal judge on Friday sentenced the Theranos founder for defrauding investors in her now-defunct blood-testing startup that was once valued at $9 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Women at Work
Nov 10, 2022
Approaching life as an independent nonexecutive director with resolve
From startups to conglomerates, Makiko Nakamori has balanced sitting on a range of boards with motherhood and managing her own accounting practice.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2022
How corporate chiefs dodge lawsuits over sexual abuse and deadly products
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction landed him in prison. Allegations of serial sexual abuse cost him his career and his movie studio. His company went bankrupt and later settled legal claims by about 50 women.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2022
Amway Japan ordered to halt transactions for six months over illegal soliciting
The company was punished for soliciting people to buy products or sign up for membership without telling them that they would be made to participate in a networking business.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2022
Sales data stolen from sushi chain rival shared within Kappa Create
The Hama-Sushi trade secrets in question are believed to have included data on the company's procurement costs and suppliers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 3, 2022
SMBC Nikko’s issues let small firms grab credit market share
Tokai Tokyo Securities and Shinkin Securities moved up in the league tables in the first half of the financial year that started April, surpassing SMBC Nikko, data shows.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2022
Kappa Sushi president arrested on suspicion of obtaining data from rival chain
Koki Tanabe is suspected of stealing information on several occasions in 2020 from rival sushi chain Hama-Sushi, where he once served as an executive.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2022
Top Kadokawa execs arrested in widening Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal
The publishing giant's headquarters and the Tokyo home of Chairman Tsuguhiko Kadokawa have been searched.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2022
Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal widens as Osaka-based ad firm raided
Prosecutors have announced they are looking into allegations that Daiko provided at least u00a514 million on three occasions to a firm run by an acquaintance of a former Games official.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 5, 2022
Prosecutors raid ad firm in Osaka suspected of paying arrested ex-Tokyo Olympic executive for favor
A consultancy run by an acquaintance of Haruyuki Takahashi was paid a total of u00a526 million by the Kansai-based ad agency, with Takahashi believed to have received a portion of the funds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2022
Ex-Tokyo Games executive suspected of giving favors to publisher Kadokawa
A consulting company headed by an acquaintance of Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, received about u00a570 million from Japanese publisher Kadokawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2022
Toyota won't renew contract with actor Teruyuki Kagawa after alleged sexual assault
The automaker has already pulled its commercials featuring Kagawa, and broadcaster TBS has said it will remove the actor from its weekday morning information program.

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