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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2019
Japan's IHI finds 7,000 more cases of improper jet engine inspections
A scandal over improper maintenance work at jet-engine maker IHI Corp. deepened as the company said it has found over 7,000 cases of flawed engine inspections in the process of making engine parts during the two years through January.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2019
Malpractice scandal deepens at IHI's jet-engine business
Jet-engine-maker IHI Corp., reprimanded last month by the government for improper maintenance work, has discovered more malpractice at two of its plants, people close to the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2019
Answers in the convoluted case of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn may be found in the Middle East
“The new charges are more substantive and serious,” said Stephen Givens, a professor of law at Sophia University in Tokyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2019
French foreign minister mentions Carlos Ghosn's rearrest in talks with Taro Kono
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian referred Friday to former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn's rearrest during a meeting with Foreign Minister Taro Kono, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 5, 2019
The Renault-Nissan alliance vs. Carlos Ghosn
The former chairman is being hung out to dry over alleged misconduct allegations, but no one will come out of this saga looking like a hero.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Apr 4, 2019
Carlos Ghosn's lawyer slams rare rearrest on bail in Tokyo as 'act of aggression'
In a statement released to media outlets shortly after the development was reported, Ghosn described his latest arrest as “outrageous and arbitrary.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Apr 3, 2019
Re-arrest may loom for Carlos Ghosn as ousted Nissan chief tweets he will 'tell the truth'
Ghosn's choice of medium for announcing a news conference bewildered legal experts and observers: Why wasn't the news delivered through his lawyers?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 2, 2019
Carlos Ghosn's lawyer asks for trial separate from Nissan's and Kelly's to ensure fair hearing
Though the automaker has also been indicted, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka said Nissan has been cozying up to prosecutors, jeopardizing his client's right to “a fair trial.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2019
Osaka panel urges prosecutors to reopen probe into government's murky Moritomo Gakuen land deal
A judicial body urges prosecutors to reinvestigate a case against a former senior Finance Ministry official who was involved in the Moritomo Gakuen land sale scandal.
BUSINESS
Mar 30, 2019
Deepening probe reveals 6,340 improper aircraft engine checks by IHI
Heavy machinery-maker IHI Corp. reported 6,340 cases of improper maintenance checks of commercial aircraft engines, a dramatic jump from the 211 announced in its interim report in early March.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 30, 2019
Mueller report on Trump and Russia to be made public by mid-April, U.S. attorney general says
U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to make public a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's nearly 400-page investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election by mid-April, "if not sooner," he said in a letter to lawmakers on Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 29, 2019
Toyota dealers in Tokyo hacked; data on roughly 3 million customers stolen
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that data on roughly 3 million customers was stolen from its sales companies' computer systems in Tokyo following a hacking attack.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 28, 2019
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa signed off on Carlos Ghosn's retirement deal, panel says
Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa signed off on Carlos Ghosn's retirement package, an outside corporate-governance panel said, which could intensify scrutiny of his role in alleged financial improprieties by the former chairman of Nissan and Renault SA.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Mar 25, 2019
Russia probe findings offer re-election weapon for Trump
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that Donald Trump did not collude with Russia to win the presidency in 2016 gives the president a powerful weapon to use against his Democratic opponents and a potential boost to what is shaping up to be a tough bid for re-election in 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 24, 2019
Calling claim 'blood libel,' Netanyahu denies profiting from submarine contract
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied profiting from a state contract to buy submarines from a German conglomerate, calling claims from a political rival "blood libel" in a rare broadcast interview on Channel 12.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2019
33 women sue Tokyo Medical University over rigged entrance exams
Thirty-three women filed a damages suit Friday against Tokyo Medical University, claiming it rigged its entrance exams in favor of male candidates and deprived them of admission.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 20, 2019
Trial of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn may start in fall: lawyers
The trial for former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn over his alleged underreporting of remuneration could start this fall, his lawyers said Wednesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 19, 2019
Tsunekazu Takeda to leave JOC and IOC posts amid scandal
The announcement was made following accusations that bribery was involved in Tokyo being chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2019
Leopalace21 probe finds ex-president issued directive to use unsuitable wall materials
Rental apartment operator Leopalace21 Corp. said Monday that its founder and former president issued the directive to change materials used in the walls of its apartments before they were built, contributing to defective construction work nationwide that later meant over 14,000 residents had to temporarily...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 18, 2019
South Korean president calls for investigation into K-Pop's sex scandal
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for an investigation into a sex and corruption scandal involving Seoul's nightclubs after a K-Pop star underwent questioning last week about alleged links to prostitution.

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