Category Archives: Japan

Over a million ordered to evacuate as heavy rains lash Japan

Fears of landslides and flooding put southern Japan on high alert Thursday as heavy rains continued to pummel the region, prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate.

Knifeman stabs children in Japanese city of Kawasaki

A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you” attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, wounding at least 19 people, including 13 children, Japanese authorities and media said.

Man with knife stabs children in Japanese city of Kawasaki

A schoolgirl and an adult man were killed and 15 other young girls injured in a stabbing at a bus stop just outside Tokyo Tuesday, Japanese national broadcaster NHK cited authorities as saying, and another man detained at the scene also later died.

Japan welcomes Trump with charm offensive amid trade threat

Under the threat of potentially devastating US tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.

Japan roles out red carpet for Trump amid trade war threat

Under the threat of potentially devastating US tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.

Japan rolls out red carpet for Trump amid trade war threat

President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United States. “Maybe that’s why you like me so much,” he joshed.

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.