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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 2, 2019
New Nissan chief Makoto Uchida vows to turn around the embattled automaker
A new three-way leadership structure is designed to avoid the mistakes made during the Carlos Ghosn era.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 2, 2019
Abe denies same-day shredding of blossom party guest list is linked to opposition disclosure request
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells the Upper House that the shredding of the guest list was previously planned and had nothing to do with the disclosure request filed by an opposition lawmaker.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2019
Diet deliberations slow as opposition hounds government over cherry blossom-viewing scandal
The opposition camp's boycotts over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's handling of the campaign violation affair is putting the ruling bloc under pressure as the extra Diet session comes to a close.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 27, 2019
Carlos Ghosn's wife wants him to go on trial in France, says he won't get a fair hearing in Japan
A year after the dramatic arrest of Carlos Ghosn, his wife, Carole, said the fallen auto titan should face trial in France because he won't be given a fair hearing in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Nov 27, 2019
Cherry blossom-viewing party: Breaking down Abe's latest cronyism scandal
Every year since 1952, the prime minister, via taxpayer funds, has hosted one of the nation's largest cherry blossom-viewing parties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 27, 2019
Abe shows uncharacteristic openness in burasagari interviews, as looming year-end adds to pressure over recent scandals
Since reshuffling his Cabinet in September, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has seen two ministers resign in close succession amid scandal, the thwarting of an educational reform plan at the Diet, and debate about a referendum law key to constitutional revision grind to a halt.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 23, 2019
Kepco 'donated' at least ¥4.3 billion to nuclear plant host town Takahama since 1970s: sources
A town in Fukui Prefecture hosting a Kansai Electric Power Co. nuclear power plant received at least ¥4.3 billion in "donations" since around 1970 from the company, currently at the heart of a gift scandal involving its late deputy mayor, sources familiar with the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 23, 2019
Allegations over cherry blossom party bloom into fresh document scandal for Abe
The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces more criticism over its handling of documents related to guests attending a state-funded cherry blossom-viewing party.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 21, 2019
Japan Post to resume marketing of savings products after suspension due to irregularities
Japan Post Co. said Wednesday that it will resume marketing activities for savings products offered by Japan Post Bank Co. on Monday, following a suspension due to sales irregularities involving Japan Post Insurance Co.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2019
Abe admits involvement in guest selection for publicly funded cherry blossom-viewing party
The prime minister was allowed to recommend as many as 1,000 guests, with his wife, Akie, also making recommendations, government officials said in the Diet.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 19, 2019
Civic group to file complaint against Abe over alleged election law violations
A civic group has said that it will soon file a complaint with prosecutors over alleged election law violations by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he hosted an annual cherry blossom-viewing party.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 18, 2019
Takedown: The monumental fall of auto titan Carlos Ghosn
It took two decades for "le cost-cutter" Carlos Ghosn to carve out his three-way automobile empire. But in a matter of days, it was ripped from his grasp.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 18, 2019
Abe says his private office has no records of expenses for controversial dinner reception
The prime minister's approval rating is dropping as accusations grow that his office may have violated political spending laws.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Nov 16, 2019
Kepco's gift scandal casts shadow over Kansai and 2025 Expo
Earlier this fall, it was revealed that 20 Kansai Electric Power Co. officials, including the chairman and president, received nearly ¥320 million in cash and presents between 2006 and 2018 from a powerful, and now deceased, former deputy mayor and political fixer in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2019
A fresh scandal blossoms as Abe gets set to become longest-serving prime minister
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces fresh allegations that he used the annual cherry blossom-viewing party, a government-sponsored event, to entertain supporters and therefore violated the election law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2019
Japan may halve guest list for future cherry-blossom parties as Abe takes flak
The government is considering halving the number of guests invited to future cherry blossom-viewing events as part of a broad review amid allegations that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has used the publicly funded gathering for his own benefit, officials said Thursday.
EDITORIALS
Nov 15, 2019
Canceling PM's cherry blossom gala event
Canceling the event does not answer any of the questions raised over the way it has been organized.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2019
Japan Post Holdings' sales dropped 4.8% for April-September amid insurance scandal
Japan Post Holdings Co. said Thursday its group revenue in the April-September half dropped 4.8 percent from a year earlier to ¥5.96 trillion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2019
Leopalace21 braces for ¥27.3 billion net loss for fiscal 2019
Rental apartment operator Leopalace21 Corp. posted net losses of ¥24.4 billion ($223 million) for the April-September period on Friday, with sales falling 13.3 percent to ¥221.5 billion from the same period last year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2019
Nissan names new CFO, shuffles execs ahead of CEO Makoto Uchida's arrival
Nissan Motor Co. unveiled the responsibilities of its new top managers, appointing a new chief financial officer and making other executive moves as the automaker seeks to turn a new page almost a year since the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

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