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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2019
Among Asian countries, Japan is least satisfied with its democracy, survey finds
More people across the globe are unhappy with the state of democracy in their countries than are content, according to a new poll that showed 56 percent of people in Japan voicing dissatisfaction.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 26, 2019
Bail conditions may prevent Carlos Ghosn from contacting his wife for a number of months
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn was released from detention late Thursday evening under a bail condition that bars him from contacting his wife without court approval.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 25, 2019
Carlos Ghosn released from detention center, days after his fourth indictment
The court made the decision partly because it determined there was no risk of evidence tampering, legal experts have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 24, 2019
Adding to Ghosn woes, Nissan slashes profit outlook to near-decade low
Nissan Motor Co. slashed its full-year profit forecast to its lowest in nearly a decade due to weakness in the United States, just as it adjusts to life without Carlos Ghosn and charts its future with alliance partner Renault SA.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 23, 2019
Tokyo prosecutors tried to bar Carole Ghosn from husband, citing role as go-between, source says
Tokyo prosecutors suspect the wife of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has contacted people linked to his case and unsuccessfully tried to bar her from seeing her husband while he is in detention, a source close to the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 22, 2019
Abe likely to use upcoming big events to distract Japanese public from election routs, experts say
The Liberal Democratic Party's defeat in two by-elections on Sunday is likely to prompt the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to use upcoming diplomatic events to deflect domestic attention from recent political setbacks, as he looks ahead to a key Upper House election in the summer, experts...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 22, 2019
Former LDP lawmaker Tsuyoshi Tabata referred to prosecutors over alleged rape while woman slept
Police on Monday referred a former Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker to prosecutors following an allegation of forced sexual intercourse involving a woman he was dating in December, according to investigative sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 19, 2019
Carlos Ghosn to be indicted Monday on fresh charge of misusing Nissan funds: source
Prosecutors are ready to again indict former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday for allegedly misusing company funds that were paid to a distributor in Oman, sources close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 19, 2019
Mueller says he lacks confidence to clear Trump on obstruction
Special Counsel Robert Mueller said he lacked confidence to clear Donald Trump of obstruction of justice but suggested Congress could take action on at least 10 instances where the president sought to interfere with the probe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 19, 2019
Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-President Garcia following suicide
Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia — who killed himself this week — in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 18, 2019
Life of Alan Garcia, former Peru president once touted as the country's JFK, cut short by his own gun
Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and downs and he eventually became caught up in the Odebrecht bribery scandal that rocked Latin America.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 16, 2019
Nissan sales chief latest to quit after arrest of ex-boss Carlos Ghosn
Nissan Motor Co.'s global sales chief is expected to resign soon, the latest executive to quit following the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn, a source close to the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 15, 2019
How Robert Mueller's hunt for Russia-Trump conspiracy fell short
As recently as February, special counsel Robert Mueller's team dropped hints that the inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election might unearth evidence of active cooperation between Moscow and President Donald Trump's campaign.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 12, 2019
Tokyo court extends Ghosn's detention to April 22; lawyers for ousted Nissan boss appeal
A Tokyo court decided Friday to extend the detention of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn to April 22, following his rearrest last week over fresh allegations of financial misconduct.
Japan Times
JAPAN / YEN FOR LIVING
Apr 12, 2019
Is a lack of money behind Japan's drought of local political candidates?
In an Asahi Shimbun editorial published March 30, a week before nationwide elections were held for prefectural and municipal assemblies on April 7, the newspaper fretted about the state of local politics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 11, 2019
Blundering minister's downfall reignites criticism of Japan's seniority-based Cabinet decisions
Yoshitaka Sakurada has repeatedly made headlines by making gaffes that have significantly damaged the reputation of Abe's administration.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 11, 2019
Peruvian judge orders arrest of ex-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in bribery probe
A Peruvian judge ordered the arrest of former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday while also authorizing a search of several properties as part of a probe into a bribery scheme linked to scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 10, 2019
Netanyahu claims 'colossal victory' after close contest in Israel, but graft charges could spoil party
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2019
Carlos Ghosn's wife willing to return to Japan for questioning in Tokyo court
The wife of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn is ready to appear in a Tokyo court for questioning, according to a lawyer for Ghosn.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2019
In video, ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn claims he's a victim of 'conspiracy'
“This is about a plot. This is about conspiracies. This is about backstabbing,” the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman says in the highly anticipated video, recorded April 3.

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