Category Archives: Japan

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn vows to stay in Japan if granted bail

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan boss detained in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct, on Monday vowed to remain in Japan if granted bail and again proclaimed his innocence.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn suffers ‘harsh treatment’ in jail, says wife

The wife of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn has urged New York-based Human Rights Watch to draw attention to his “harsh treatment” during detention in a Japanese jail, a letter seen by Reuters showed on Sunday.

Japanese prosecutors file new charges against former Nissan chair Ghosn

Tokyo prosecutors on Friday filed two new charges of financial misconduct against former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, meaning the auto tycoon is unlikely to leave jail soon. Nissan was also charged with under-reporting his pay.

Japanese court rejects bid to release former Nissan boss Ghosn

A Japanese court on Wednesday rejected a bid by former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn to end his detention over alleged financial misconduct, a day after he denied all accusations in a dramatic court appearance.

Japan’s emperor greets huge crowd in final New Year address

Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year’s address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling a record turnout of well-wishers that he was praying for peace.

Japan to restart commercial whaling after deadlock with International Whaling Commission

Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.

Japan to restart commercial whaling

Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.

Nissan executive linked to Ghosn case released on bail

Japanese authorities Tuesday released on bail Nissan executive Greg Kelly, accused of a key role in the financial misconduct case involving auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn, who remains in detention.

Japanese emperor stresses his peaceful reign ahead of abdication

In a rare emotional address ahead of his abdication next year, Japanese Emperor Akihito said he took “deep comfort” that his long reign had been one of peace as he remembered the “countless lives” lost in World War II.

Tokyo considers resuming commercial whaling

At a recent International Whaling Commission meeting, Japan demanded that it be allowed to commercially hunt certain types of whale whose numbers have recovered since a ban on commercial whaling was introduced in 1986. The commission voted on this and refused. Now Tokyo is considering leaving the commission and resuming commercial whaling. Yet Japan – alongside Norway and Iceland – already effectively hunts whales through government-funded annual expeditions to the Antarctic.

Ghosn re-arrested for shifting millions in personal losses to Nissan

Japanese prosecutors arrested Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn again on Friday on new allegations of making Nissan shoulder $16.6 million in personal investment losses, dashing chances he would be released on bail before Christmas.

Okinawa’s half-American governor vows to resolve US military base dispute

With an American father, the new governor of Okinawa may seem like the ideal negotiator to deal with a dispute between the Japanese authorities and the island’s residents over the construction of a new US military base there.

Typhoon Trami batters Japan, dozens injured

A powerful typhoon sliced through Japan after making landfall Sunday evening, injuring dozens, halting transport, and bringing fierce winds and torrential rain to areas already battered by a string of recent extreme weather episodes.

Powerful quake, landslides hit Japan’s Hokkaido

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, triggering landslides, collapsing buildings, and killing at least two people with several dozen missing.