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WANTED | Girlfriend to fly to the Moon with Japanese billionaire

2020-01-13 11:27

A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket.

Ghosn says Japan minister's comments 'ridiculous': TV

2020-01-09 20:15

Former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn on Thursday slammed as "ridiculous" a call by Japan's justice minister that he return from Lebanon to defend himself against charges of financial misconduct.

Ex-Nissan boss who skipped trial Japan 'had second French passport'

2020-01-02 12:08

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, had a second French passport, a source said, as authorities raided his Tokyo residence as part of a probe into the embarrassing security lapse.

How did Carlos Ghosn escape? Internet sleuths have some ideas

2020-01-01 05:00

The former head of Nissan and Renault somehow evaded almost round-the-clock manned and video surveillance and heavy restrictions on his freedom of movement to flee to Lebanon.

Ghosn escapes to Lebanon to flee ‘rigged’ Japan legal system

2019-12-31 08:10

The fallen automotive titan facing trial in Japan for financial crimes fled the country for Lebanon, marking a stunning twist in a saga that began with his shock arrest in Tokyo just over a year ago.

WATCH | China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

2019-12-24 13:55

China has hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan for their first meeting in over a year, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America's two key military allies in Asia.

Nissan faces $22-million fine for misreporting Ghosn pay

2019-12-10 10:49

Nissan should be fined $22 million for filing documents that under-reported the compensation of former chief Carlos Ghosn, Japanese regulators recommended.

WATCH LIVE | SA's Juan Stemmet competing in Japan's FIA Intercontinental Drift Cup

2019-11-30 02:30

All eyes will be focused on Japan this weekend as Cape Town drift racer Juan Stemmet does battle with some of the best in the business. Watch the action live here!

SEE | Lego pays tribute to Nissan's legendary GT-R Nismo

2019-11-26 11:49

Lego and Nissan have joined forces to create the super cool Nismo GT-R from 298 Lego 'elements'.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn speaks to wife after Japan court permission

2019-11-22 12:03

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn spoke to his wife for the first time in eight months on Friday, his spokesman said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between the pair.

 

Honda teases fresher Civic Type R at Tokyo Auto Salon 2020

2020-01-10 14:56

Honda is showing off its updated 2020 Civic Type R at the Tokyo Auto Salon, another car on their stand is the hybrid NSX sports car in a new ‘Indy Yellow Pearl II’ hue.

Ghosn lawyer feels betrayal, sympathy over tycoon's Japan escape

2020-01-04 19:00

A lawyer for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Saturday he felt betrayed by his client's escape from Japan but still understood his act, claiming it resulted from Japan's inhumane justice system.

Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has tales to tell and scores to settle

2020-01-01 17:25

After fleeing Japan, the former Nissan head is free to speak his mind fully for the first time since his surprise arrest 2018 arrest.

2020: World rings in new year amid wildfires, protests

2019-12-31 19:43

Millions of people have begun ringing in the new year - and fresh decade - with fireworks, dancing and champagne, but Australia's celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires while protests dampened the festive mood in Hong Kong and India.

Boxing day clashes in Hong Kong | Peace-making in Indonesia: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-12-27 07:20

Boxing day mall clashes in Hong Kong | Victims make peace with ex-militants in Indonesia; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

RoadTrip | Discovering the soul of Japan in a Land Rover

2019-12-22 06:00

Ferdi de Vos joined Rugby World Cup partner Land Rover on the eve of the final for a trip to serene Mount Fuji, regarded as the soul of Japan and also the home to the deity Sakuya-hime, the goddess of all volcanoes.

Japanese man, 71, arrested for 'making 24 000 complaint calls'

2019-12-03 18:32

A Japanese pensioner has been arrested after ringing a phone company 24 000 times to complain they had violated his contract, police and local media report.

Bring it home, Juan! - Cape Town drifter out to ruffle feathers in Japan against the world's best drifters

2019-11-29 14:12

South Africa's Juan Stemmet will be going head-to-head with some of the best drift racers across the world this weekend as he competes in the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup (IDC) in Japan.

Pope Francis carries anti-nuclear message to Japan

2019-11-23 10:29

Pope Francis arrives in Japan on Saturday, where he is expected to deliver a robust anti-nuclear message of peace in the only country to have suffered an atomic bomb attack.

Nissan slashes full-year forecast as first-half profit falls

2019-11-12 11:14

Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan slashed its full-year sales and profit forecast as it struggles with weak demand in Japan, the US and Europe, as well as the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn.

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