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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 21, 2019
Japan Post reveals 104,000 Aflac policies improperly sold, bringing total from insurance debacle to 287,000
As Japan Post's debacle expands, the problems are being blamed on the postal and financial behemoth's failure to update its customer data management system, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 10, 2019
Osaka prosecutors close Moritomo Gakuen case after reconfirming no bureaucrats will be indicted over scandal
The Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office decided again on Friday not to indict former senior Finance Ministry bureaucrat Nobuhisa Sagawa and nine others over the Moritomo Gakuen cronyism scandal that hit the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
EDITORIALS
Aug 9, 2019
Address growing problem at Japan Post group
As the top shareholder, the government should look into the group's scandal and explore ways to fix its problems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 1, 2019
Seven & I to scrap 7pay smartphone payment service in Japan after users hacked
The Tokyo-based retail giant and operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores said it will end the service on Sept. 30.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2019
Japan Post Insurance policies affected by sales scandal double to 180,000
The sum roughly doubled from the previously recognized number of 93,000 after the company checked all of its new 10 million contracts concluded over the five years through fiscal 2018.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 29, 2019
Japan lawmaker who sparked scandal with Russia war remarks to join anti-NHK party
Hodaka Maruyama, who was expelled from Nippon Ishin no Kai, will become a member of NHK Kara Kokumin wo Mamoru To (the Party to Protect the People from NHK).
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 29, 2019
Japan Post workers forged papers to sell insurance policies, internal document reveals
Some post office workers forged documents or engaged in other unlawful practices in selling the products of Japan Post Insurance Co. in fiscal 2018, according to an internal document revealed Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 26, 2019
Askul fight escalates as CEO says he will try to force top shareholder Yahoo Japan to sell its stake
The CEO of the office supplies provider says he has the right to demand the sale and will hold a board meeting to vote on the issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2019
Five things to know about the scandal enveloping top Japanese comedy agency Yoshimoto Kogyo
From one channel to the next, almost every comedy and variety show on Japanese TV features personalities from entertainment powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo Co.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2019
Nissan to slash 10% of global workforce after worse-than-expected 99% profit plunge
About 12,500 jobs will be eliminated at 14 loss-making factories overseas, including in Indonesia and Spain, by the end of March 2023, the automaker said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 10, 2019
Japan Post Insurance admits mismanaging over 90,000 policies, including duplicate premium payments
Japan Post Insurance Co. has admitted mismanagement in connection with more than 90,000 insurance policies, the biggest scandal for the country's dominant postal group since its privatization in 2007.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 4, 2019
Japan's systemic barriers to gender equality
The recent scandal involving medical universities rigging the exam results of female applicants are a reminder of the persistent gender discrimination and inequality in action within Japanese society.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2019
Abe criticized for calling elevator installation at Osaka Castle a 'big mistake' during G20 dinner
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's remarks during a Group of 20 dinner that the installation of elevators at Osaka Castle was a “big mistake” are called inappropriate and lacking consideration for people with disabilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 29, 2019
Ghosn abruptly cancels news conference due to opposition from his family
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn abruptly canceled a news conference on Friday, just hours after notifying the media of the plan, due to opposition from his family, one of his lawyers said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2019
Over 2,000 doctors in Japan found to have worked without pay at university hospitals
More than 2,000 doctors at 50 university hospitals in Japan have been working without pay, and many lack employment contracts or compensation insurance, the education ministry said Friday, based on a recent survey.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2019
Japan securities regulator seeking to fine Nissan more than ¥2 billion, says source
Japan's securities regulator will seek a fine on Nissan Motor Co. of more than ¥2 billion ($19 million) for allegedly underreporting the pay of the company's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 27, 2019
Judo great Yasuhiro Yamashita replaces scandal-hit Tsunekazu Takeda as Japanese Olympic Committee chief
Yamashita will replace Tsunekazu Takeda who retired as JOC president amid an investigation over alleged bribery during Tokyo's bid to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 27, 2019
Nissan to cancel Carlos Ghosn's retirement and stock-linked compensation benefits
In the latest steps by the Japanese automaker to distance itself from its former chairman, Nissan Motor Co. is canceling yet-to-be-paid compensation benefits for Carlos Ghosn.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 26, 2019
Regulator mulls fining Nissan ¥2.4 billion over Ghosn pay report
The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission is considering fining Nissan Motor Co. at least ¥2.4 billion ($22 million) over allegations the automaker underreported former chairman Carlos Ghosn's remuneration, a source close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2019
Talent agency suspends 11 comedians for accepting money from alleged organized crime group
A major talent agency on Monday suspended 11 of its comedians for conducting "underground business" and attending a party hosted by a purported organized crime group without consulting with the company.

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