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SCANDALS

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 10, 2020
New Japan Post chief vows to probe leak from ministry on insurance scandal
Hiroya Masuda, the new president at Japan Post Holdings Co., vowed Thursday to investigate a leak to the group of information about administrative punishments that were under consideration in relation to its improper sales of insurance products.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 9, 2020
Carlos Ghosn strikes back, and Nissan had better beware
The fugitive ex-CEO goes on the offensive and it's only going to get worse for the company.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 8, 2020
Ghosn set to denounce Japan's justice system, but can he prove his innocence?
The 65-year-old former chairman of Nissan Motor, accused of financial wrongdoings, is expected to denounce Nissan as well as the Japanese legal system in a bid gain public sympathy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2020
Ghosn's daughter indicated he would escape from Japan, friend claims
A daughter of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn indicated her father would escape from Japan a few months before he jumped bail and fled for Lebanon, according to a friend of hers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2020
Citing procedural flaw, Lebanon not cooperating with Interpol request over Carlos Ghosn
Lebanese authorities have not accepted a formal cooperation request from Interpol in relation to Carlos Ghosn, filed after the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman jumped bail in Japan and fled to the Middle-Eastern country, a Lebanese prosecution official said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 4, 2020
Former defense chief Takeshi Iwaya dismisses claim he was bribed by Chinese casino hopeful
Former Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya denies receiving about u00a51 million in cash from a Chinese gambling operator involved in a suspected casino-bribery case.
Japan Times
JAPAN / New Year's Special
Jan 2, 2020
Can Tokyo's soft power push ensure a positive Olympic legacy?
When the capital hosted the Olympic Games over half a century ago, it was heralded as a symbol of Japan's postwar recovery. This time around, Tokyo appears keen on trading brick and mortar for hearts and minds.
EDITORIALS
Dec 28, 2019
Eliminate casino corruption
The arrest of a Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker this early in the creation of a casino industry in Japan shows that much more is needed to prevent gambling-related graft.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2019
Office of Tokyo pachinko operator searched over casino bribery scandal
Prosecutors searched the office of a pachinko chain operator in Tokyo on Thursday in connection with a bribery scandal involving a plan for a casino resort.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 25, 2019
Three Japan Post Group leaders expected to resign over insurance sales scandal
Japan Post Holdings is expected to convene a meeting to discuss the resignations and successor candidates Friday. Former internal affairs minister Hiroya Masuda may replace Masatsugu Nagato as president.
EDITORIALS
Dec 24, 2019
Amakudari and Japan Post Holdings
The government needs to probe whether a recent bureaucratic leak is part of a broader and deeper collusion.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 24, 2019
Donald Trump's puzzling Teflon presidency
If only 107,000 votes in three Rust Belt states had shifted to the left, Donald Trump would not be president.
EDITORIALS
Dec 22, 2019
Rebuild system of governance at Japan Post group
The Japan Post group needs to overhaul the organizational culture that was to blame for the illicit practices.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 21, 2019
Japan aims to certify 1,000 archivists under new system aimed at better handling of public records
Japan is aiming to certify about 1,000 archivists by March 2026 in a new system amid efforts to improve the management of official records, government sources said Saturday, following criticism over government handling of public documents in various scandals involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2019
Vice minister of internal affairs quits over leak of penalties to scandal-hit Japan Post
The move is another example of the cozy relations between ministry officials and the Japan Post group.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 14, 2019
FSA to punish Japan Post group by year-end over inappropriate sales practices
Japan Post Insurance Co. and Japan Post Co. are soon expected to release reports on in-house probes that the financial watchdog will use to assess the managers involved.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2019
Panel warns over 30 firms that got Japan job-seeker data from scandal-hit Recruit Career
A government commission has issued a warning to more than 30 companies that received from the Recruit Holdings Co. group data predicting the odds of job-hunting students declining informal job offers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 4, 2019
Opposition calls for Diet extension over cherry blossom party scandal
Opposition parties are accusing the government of lying about the existence of backup data for a guest list for a contentious cherry blossom viewing party this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 4, 2019
New law strengthens independent checks on major firms in Japan
A new law strengthens independent checks on major listed firms by obliging them to have outsiders on their board of directors and make executive compensation more transparent.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 4, 2019
'Missed his moment': Opposition corruption scandal undermines Venezuela's Juan Guaido
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro are facing a new challenge in the form of an influence-peddling scandal that has left disillusioned Venezuelans wondering if Guaido's moment has passed.

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