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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 31, 2019
Resignations offer insights into Cabinet politics
The latest resignations are symptomatic of broader Japanese Cabinet politics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 31, 2019
Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai resigns over wife's alleged election law breach
The resignation marks the second departure from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet in just a week after trade minister Isshu Sugawara resigned Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2019
Two Japan Post managers suspected of embezzling ¥540 million by selling used stamps
Two managers at post offices in Tokyo are suspected of embezzling some ¥540 million by privately selling used stamps earmarked for shredding, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 30, 2019
Campaign team of justice minister's wife allegedly broke election law
The campaign team for the wife of Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai, who won her first seat in an Upper House election in July, is suspected of having paid staff members a daily allowance that exceeded the amount permitted under the law, a weekly magazine reported online Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 30, 2019
Prosecutors seek seven-year term for couple at center of cronyism scandal linked to Abe
Prosecutors on Wednesday sought a seven-year prison term for the former head of a school operator and his wife at the heart of a cronyism scandal linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in relation to fraud valued at over ¥170 million ($1.6 million) involving public subsidies for their schools.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2019
Kyoto faces criticism after paying ¥1 million to comedians for unlabeled promotional tweets
The city of Kyoto signed a contract to pay ¥1 million to a comedy duo to promote the city on Twitter, local officials revealed Monday, but the city is coming under fire after the pair posted messages without marking them as being promotional.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2019
Malaysia privately discusses Goldman Sachs penalty of $2 billion over 1MDB scandal
Again and again, Malaysia has publicly demanded Goldman Sachs pay an eye-popping $7.5 billion for its role in the 1MDB scandal. But privately, Malaysian negotiators are considering settling for a fraction of that.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 15, 2019
South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces crisis with echoes of predecessor Park's downfall
Three years ago, Moon Jae-in was among the masses on the streets of Seoul seeking to oust a president accused of ignoring the people's will. Now, his own presidency is facing a similar crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2019
Hidden gold and 'murky' payoffs threaten Japan's nuclear revival
A payoff scandal has struck Japan's nuclear world, threatening to delay the restart of idled reactors in what's becoming the industry's biggest crisis since the Fukushima meltdowns of 2011.
EDITORIALS
Oct 11, 2019
Nissan's leaders will be put to test
Can the automaker's new leaders reverse its flagging fortunes?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2019
Kepco Chairman Makoto Yagi quits post over gift scandal linked to Fukui nuclear plant
Kansai Electric Power Chairman Makoto Yagi resigned Wednesday after criticism over his receipt of gifts from a former official of a town that hosts one of the firm's nuclear plants.
EDITORIALS
Oct 8, 2019
Third-party probe of Kepco scandal
A third party should investigate the KEPCO scandal to determine if there was collusion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 7, 2019
Ghosn whistleblower Hari Nada reportedly under pressure to leave Nissan
The push to oust the Malaysian-born lawyer has the support of Renault.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 7, 2019
New hedge fund will target poor corporate governance in Japan
Zuhair Khan has achieved recognition in Japan over the past few years by ranking poorly governed companies at risk of scandal. Now he's looking to see whether the list can make any money as a new hedge fund at Union Bancaire Privee.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2019
LDP chapter led by ex-defense chief Inada got donations from firm with ties to man at heart of Kepco scandal
A chapter of the ruling party headed by former Defense Minister Tomomi Inada received donations from a security company linked to an influential person at the center of a money scandal involving Kansai Electric Power Co., informed sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2019
Kepco shared contract details of 83 nuclear-related projects with Takahama's deputy mayor
Kansai Electric reportedly told the deputy mayor of a town hosting one of its nuclear plants about dozens of projects that a construction firm linked to him won.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2019
Construction firm linked to Takahama official in Kepco scandal won ¥3 billion in orders from utility
A construction company linked to a late former deputy mayor of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, at the center of a money scandal involving Kansai Electric Power Co. received orders worth at least ¥3 billion directly or indirectly from the Kepco group over four years, it was learned Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2019
Japan Post CEO vows to restore trust in wake of insurance scandal
Japan Post Holdings Co.'s top executive vowed Monday to restore public trust after thousands of customers were missold insurance policies.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 30, 2019
Boris Johnson battles sex allegations as Brexit opponents plot
Boris Johnson hoped to use his Conservative Party's annual convention to launch his campaign to win the next British general election. Instead, he is fighting for his credibility as prime minister as he faces allegations of sexual impropriety and plots to oust him.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2019
Kepco to expand probe to see if more execs and employees received cash from deputy mayor
The move comes after Kepco Chairman Makoto Yagi admitted Saturday that he and other executives received money and goods from the ex-town official.

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