Category Archives: Japan

Naruhito formally invested as Japan’s new emperor

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, a day after his father’s historic abdication, and vowed to stand with the people as the country begins a new imperial era.

Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates throne after 30-year reign

Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world’s oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era.

Japanese Emperor Akihito set for historic abdication

Japan’s Emperor Akihito prepared Tuesday to become the country’s first monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years, handing the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son and ushering in a new imperial era.

A look back at Japanese Emperor Akihito’s three-decade reign

Japan’s 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at his 30 years as head of state.

Ex-Nissan, Renault boss Ghosn granted bail for second time

A Japanese court granted Carlos Ghosn bail Thursday, meaning the former Nissan boss could soon walk out of his Tokyo detention centre to prepare his defence against multiple charges of financial misconduct.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn released from Tokyo prison after posting bail

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese detention center Thursday evening, his head held high, after paying 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail and winning a court rejection of an appeal from prosecutors.

Japan’s Supreme Court rejects Ghosn’s appeal against detention

Japan’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by lawyers for Carlos Ghosn against his detention, in a decision relayed to foreign media Monday, dashing the former Nissan boss’s hopes for an early release.

Carlos Ghosn’s wife returns to Japan for questioning by prosecutors

The wife of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has returned to Japan where she is to be questioned by prosecutors about her husband’s alleged financial misconduct, the couple’s lawyer said Wednesday.

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn says he is the victim of a ‘conspiracy’

Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is maintaining he is innocent and in a video released by his legal team accuses some executives at the Japanese automaker of a “conspiracy” that led to his arrest on financial misconduct allegations.

Japanese court extends Carlos Ghosn custody until 14 April

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will remain in custody until at least April 14, a Japanese court ruled on Friday, as prosecutors quiz him over fresh allegations of financial misconduct.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn re-arrested in Tokyo

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn was rearrested early Thursday in Tokyo on fresh financial misconduct allegations, with the auto tycoon slamming his detention as “outrageous and arbitrary”.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn defiant as he is re-arrested on fresh charges

Japanese prosecutors arrested ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn again on Thursday on suspicion of trying to enrich himself at the automaker’s expense, in a stunning twist for an executive who has called on the French government for help.

Ghosn ready to ‘tell the truth’ as Tokyo prosecutors mull further charge

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn promised to “tell the truth” at a news conference next week, taking to Twitter to announce his first briefing since being released on bail, amid reports that prosecutors are preparing a fresh case against him.

Japan says name of new imperial era will be ‘Reiwa’

Japan on Monday unveiled a new name for the imperial era that begins on May 1, drawing from an ancient Japanese text for the first time, echoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative agenda that aims to bolster national pride.

Ex-Nissan, Renault boss Ghosn leaves prison on bail, vows to to fight ‘meritless’ charges

Ousted Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn was released from jail on Wednesday after posting $9 million in bail, giving the executive fresh impetus to craft his defence against financial misconduct charges in Japan.