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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 8, 2022
Nepotism claims are latest setback for embattled Kishida
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's decision to hand a key government post to his oldest son has prompted outrage from the opposition and raised eyebrows even in his own party.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 2, 2022
Toyota truck arm Hino ordered to recall 20,900 units over data fraud
The truck maker released its own report in March saying it had submitted fraudulent emissions and fuel economy data to transport authorities since at least 2016.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 18, 2022
Lower House speaker Hiroyuki Hosoda sues publisher over sexual scandal reports
Calling the reports groundless and defamatory, the LDP lawmaker demanded that Bungeishunju Ltd. pay him u00a522 million in damages and publish an apology ad.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2022
LDP lawmaker quits party over allegations of drinking with teen
Three-term lawmaker Takeru Yoshikawa's resignation over allegations of misconduct — the first since Kishida took office last October — comes ahead of a crucial Upper House election.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 23, 2022
Boris Johnson is causing more trouble for his Tories with yet another 'partygate' probe
Far from drawing a line under 'partygate,” Johnson now faces a third inquiry into the matter — this time on whether he lied to Parliament.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2022
Johnson faces fresh calls to quit as report slams lockdown parties
The report into the lockdown gatherings — at a time when Britons were all but banned from social mixing — pointed to 'serious failures of leadership' at the heart of government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2021
Tokyo 2020 organizers add to speculation over comeback for scandal-hit Yoshiro Mori
A return by Mori could erode the goodwill earned by organizers with their choice of tennis superstar Naomi Osaka to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 3, 2021
Mitsubishi Electric chief to resign over firm's decades of 'organizational misconduct'
President Takeshi Sugiyama will quit after the Japanese electronics conglomerate found it had cheated on inspections for air conditioners and compressors for train use.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 9, 2021
Ex-Japan trade minister faces summary indictment over gift scandal
Prosecutors said Tuesday they have issued a summary indictment against former trade minister Isshu Sugawara for sending money and flower gifts in his constituency in violation of Japan's election law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 21, 2020
Top prosecutor Hiromu Kurokawa to resign over gambling expose
A top Japanese prosecutor thought to be favored by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office intends to step down after a magazine report that he played mahjong for money and did so despite Japan's state of emergency over the new coronavirus, a judicial source said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 29, 2020
Nissan slapped with ¥2.4 billion fine over Ghosn compensation scandal
The fine is the second-highest imposed by the Financial Services Agency after the u00a57.37 billion fine on Toshiba Corp. in 2015.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 24, 2020
Lebanon and Japan begin 40-day countdown to decide where Ghosn will stand trial, sources say
Lebanon and Japan have about 40 days to decide whether ousted Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi boss Carlos Ghosn will be extradited to Japan or stand trial in Lebanon, a judicial source and a source close to Ghosn said on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2020
Six Japanese government officials reprimanded over cherry blossom party records
The Cabinet Office said Friday that it has verbally reprimanded six current and former personnel division heads for failing to properly manage records on controversial cherry blossom-viewing parties hosted by the prime minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 18, 2020
Ghosn timed Japan escape to take advantage of holiday season, report says
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn said in an interview in Beirut that he intentionally timed his escape from Japan to coincide with year-end holidays in late December, Spanish daily El Pais reported Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 16, 2020
Nissan considers scrapping advisory roles for former executives
Nissan Motor Co. may stop placing former executives in advisory posts as part of an overhaul to its corporate governance practices following the ousting of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 15, 2020
What's next for Ghosn following his flight to Lebanon?
The incident leaves lingering questions and contending perceptions that have yet to be addressed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 13, 2020
Lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto faces fresh arrest warrant over casino bribery allegations
Prosecutors are expected to serve a fresh arrest warrant Tuesday on lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto, following his arrest late last month for allegedly receiving ¥3.7 million in bribes from a Chinese company over a casino project, sources said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2020
Poll finds 58% of voters oppose dispatch of MSDF personnel to Middle East
A national opinion poll conducted over the weekend showed 58.4 percent of voters are opposed to the dispatch of a Maritime Self-Defense Force unit to the Middle East.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2020
Boeing's ousted CEO departs with $62 million, even without severance pay
Boeing Co's ousted chief executive officer, Dennis Muilenburg, is leaving the company with $62 million in compensation and pension benefits but will receive no severance pay in the wake of the 737 MAX crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2020
Do the 'people on the street' in Japan still love Carlos Ghosn?
At his explosive news conference in Beirut on Wednesday, Carlos Ghosn claimed Japanese still love him, and haven't fallen for the image of the "cold, greedy dictator," as he says Tokyo prosecutors have sought to paint him.

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