Tag: Japan

Five Marines Declared Dead After Aviation Disaster

TOKYO — Five United States Marines were declared dead on Tuesday, six days after they went missing when two aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan during a routine training exercise. The deaths follow a growing number of recent American military accidents, including two deadly collisions involving American warships in […]

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Carlos Ghosn, Formerly of Nissan, Is Indicted Over His Pay

TOKYO — Prosecutors in Japan on Monday indicted Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor, and the auto company, accusing them of violating financial laws by underreporting his compensation, according to NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster, and other local news media. The indictment came three weeks after the Japanese […]

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Ghosn Planned to Oust Nissan CEO Prior to Arrest in Japan, Sources Claim

Prior to his arrest in Japan last month over presumed financial misconduct, Carlos Ghosn was allegedly planning to remove Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa. The plot has certainly thickened. Ghosn, who was serving as Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman at the time, was believed to be on the cusp of an upper-level […]

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Bucking a Global Trend, Japan Seeks More Immigrants. Ambivalently.

KASHIWA, Japan — When it comes to immigration to Japan, Koichiro Goto is blunt. He’s against it. “To accept a lot of immigrants would break down the borders of our singular nation,” said Mr. Goto, director of a nursing home company in Kashiwa, a suburb of Tokyo. Yet Mr. Goto, […]

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Google Pay international growth brings new options to Spain, Italy, and Japan

We know: the best news about Google services expanding is when the company finally gets around to bringing one of them to a whole new country. And with Google Pay we’ve been pretty lucky over the past few weeks, seeing Google bring its payment solution to users in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and most recently Chile. […]

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Japan reportedly planning to boycott Huawei and ZTE equipment for government use

Chinese technology companies have faced numerous difficulties overseas this year owing to a lack of trust, particularly in the US where Huawei’s proposed carrier deals with AT&T and Verizon fell through due to political pressure and ZTE was forced to pay huge fines and sack board members to resume trading. US government agencies were then […]

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Carlos Ghosn Can Remain in Tokyo Jail for 10 More Days

PARIS — A Tokyo court approved a 10-day extension of jail time for Carlos Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, on Friday as prosecutors assess allegations of financial misconduct. An ocean away, the corporate titan’s problems were on show at the Group of 20 summit meeting: President Emmanuel Macron […]

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Material Culture: How a Japanese Craftsman Lives by the Consuming Art of Indigo Dyeing

KANJI HAMA, 69, has quietly dedicated his life to maintaining the traditional Japanese craft of katazome: stencil-printed indigo-dyed kimonos made according to the manner and style of the Edo period. He works alone seven days a week from his home in Matsumoto, Nagano, keeping indigo fermentation vats brewing in his […]

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Hybrid theory: Lockheed Martin, Boeing pitch upgraded F-22, F-15

reader comments 12 with 12 posters participating Share this story A transcript to this video can be found here. Almost since the day the last F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolled out of Lockheed Martin’s assembly plant, the US Air Force has been making plans for its successor—a “sixth generation” fighter aircraft to continue the US […]

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Carlos Ghosn Is Removed as Chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

TOKYO — Carlos Ghosn, one of the auto industry’s most powerful leaders, lost another title on Monday when the board of Mitsubishi Motors removed him as chairman, one week after he was arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of financial misconduct. Mr. Ghosn, who was stripped of the chairmanship of Nissan […]

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Nissan and Renault Wrestle With the Fallout From Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest

PARIS — A leadership crisis inside the world’s biggest auto alliance deepened on Tuesday as the French carmaker Renault prepared to seek an interim authority to fill the gap left by the arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan over alleged financial misconduct. Prosecutors are investigating claims that Mr. Ghosn, who […]

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