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Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Mar 5, 2019
Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn set to be released on bail after court rejects appeal by prosecutors
Ahead of his 65th birthday on Saturday, former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn may see his birthday wish come true: regaining his freedom, albeit conditionally.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 5, 2019
As second Canadian minister quits over handling of scandal, Trudeau says he's taking it 'seriously'
In a serious blow to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a second member of his Cabinet resigned on Monday, saying she had lost confidence in how the government had dealt with an escalating political scandal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2019
Carlos Ghosn's Japan legal team optimistic that Tokyo court will grant ex-Nissan chief bail this time
A decision on the third request for provisional freedom is expected in the next few days.
BUSINESS
Mar 2, 2019
Former Takata employees accused of insider trading
The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission has accused nine former employees of Takata Corp. of insider stock trading in connection with the firm's bankruptcy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2019
Japan's labor minister survives no-confidence motion over data scandal
The Lower House has rejected a no-confidence motion against labor minister Takumi Nemoto that was submitted by opposition parties in protest over his handling of the ministry's release of faulty jobs data.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2019
Lawyers request bail for ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn for third time
Lawyers for Nissan Motor Co.'s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been detained for more than three months on financial misconduct allegations, filed a request for bail for the third time with a Tokyo court on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 28, 2019
Ex-Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker tenders resignation from Diet amid rape allegations
A former member of the Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday tendered his resignation to the Diet over allegations that he raped a woman he was dating in December.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2019
No systematic cover-up of faulty jobs data at labor ministry, investigative panel says
A panel probing faulty jobs data denied there was a systematic cover-up at the labor ministry, saying top bureaucrats had been unaware monthly labor surveys were “conducted improperly.”
EDITORIALS
Feb 23, 2019
Empower outside directors
Merely making it mandatory under the law for companies to have outside directors isn't enough. They have to be allowed to improve their company's governance.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 23, 2019
Nissan panel to propose giving outside directors majority on its board
The move is a bid to ensure more transparency following the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn, sources say.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 23, 2019
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gave prosecutors information on Trump family business, report says
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan and provided information about potential irregularities in the Trump family business, The New York Times reported on Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2019
Trump denies asking Matthew Whitaker to change hush-money probe and tap recused ally to take over
President Donald Trump denied a New York Times report that he asked then-Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to intervene in a federal investigation of hush-money payments to the president's alleged former mistresses during the 2016 election campaign.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2019
In era of AI and apps that track, could Recruit be Japan's top contender for global internet domination?
It was one of the most infamous companies in Japan, rocking the nation with a corporate scandal that ousted a prime minister and then nearly collapsing under a mountain of debt.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 16, 2019
Change to labor survey method was conveyed to government spokesman Yoshihide Suga in 2015
The ministry made adjustments for the survey from January 2018, without disclosing them, and year-on-year changes in nominal wages appeared better than they actually were.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 16, 2019
Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 16, 2019
Nissan and Renault to prevent next leader from having too much power over auto alliance
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa and new Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard held their second day of talks in Japan on Friday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2019
Calls mounting for JOC chief Takeda to resign amid bribery scandal
Yasuhiro Yamashita, the 61-year-old head of the Japan Judo Federation, has been floated as a possible successor to run the JOC.
EDITORIALS
Feb 13, 2019
Get to bottom of flawed apartment construction
Both the company and the authorities need to determine why such a large-scale faulty construction was allowed to happen and take steps to ensure such problems aren't repeated in the future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 12, 2019
Nissan reports Carlos Ghosn's alleged ¥9.2 billion in understated income on firm's earnings statement
The automaker also slashed its full-year profit forecasts amid sluggish demand in the North America market and other markets worldwide.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 11, 2019
Malaysia delays ex-leader Najib Razak's first trial for 1MDB-linked charges
The trial of Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak has been delayed indefinitely, after previously being set to start on Tuesday.

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