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Volvo achieves first-ever successive victories for an importer in Japan’s COTY award

2018-12-11 10:02

'After the XC60 won last year, we are ecstatic with this back-to-back victory and I’d firstly like to thank our nationwide staff for this award,' says Volvo Japan CEO Takayuki Kimura.

Embattled Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn charged under-reporting his pay

2018-12-10 08:39

Tokyo prosecutors on charged Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn with under-reporting his income, according to Japanese media reports.

Nissan recalls 150 000 cars, discloses 'dubious inspections' amid Ghosn arrest

2018-12-07 11:45

Nissan is recalling 150 000 vehicles spanning 11 models in Japan for dubious inspections of brakes and steering.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn 'faces new under-reporting charge worth $35m

2018-12-05 07:32

Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will face a further accusation of under-reporting his salary by about four billion yen ($35.5-million) over the last three years, Japanese media reported.

Ghosn's legal woes highlight governance failings in Japan

2018-12-03 08:29

One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the arrest of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn is over how he allegedly could have under-reported his income by millions of dollars for years and why the company is going after the suspected wrongdoing now.

From cars to prison bars: Carlos Ghosn's Japanese cell

2018-11-22 09:13

A solitary cell, 30 minutes of daily exercise and two baths a week: Carlos Ghosn's new routine is a world away from the private jets and lavish parties the millionaire tycoon once enjoyed.

Seoul will dissolve Japan-funded sexual slavery foundation

2018-11-21 14:42

South Korea says it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels

Nissan chairman arrested in probe of financial misconduct

2018-11-20 07:01

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who became one of the auto industry's most powerful executives by engineering a turnaround at the Japanese manufacturer, was arrested on Monday and will be fired for allegedly underreporting his income and misusing company funds.

Nissan chairman faces arrest in Japan over false income report

2018-11-19 11:30

Japanese prosecutors are expected to arrest Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, on suspicion of false income reports, local media reported.

Nissan first-half profit slumps on rising costs

2018-11-08 11:13

Japanese automaker Nissan logged a 10.9% drop in net profit for the six months to September due to a decline in global sales and rising material costs.

 

Japan economy shrinks worse-than-forecast on capex fall

2018-12-10 09:58

Japan’s economy has contracted more than initially projected in the third quarter, driven by the biggest drop in business spending in nine years amid a series of natural disasters.

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 crew dead, 5 missing

2018-12-07 19:16

The US military says one of two crew members recovered after two US warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast is dead and five others remain missing

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 rescued, 6 missing

2018-12-06 17:36

Two American warplanes have crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others.

Nismo launches programme to offer heritage car parts in Japan

2018-12-04 05:30

Nissan customers can enjoy driving their performance cars longer with the new parts replacement programme available in Japan.

Mitsubishi Motors: Scandal-hit 'third wheel' in Ghosn's alliance

2018-12-01 10:31

Mitsubishi Motors is sometimes the forgotten partner in the three-way alliance with Nissan and Renault that dominates the global auto industry, but the Japanese firm has a colourful -- and scandal-hit -- history.

Nissan board to decide on dismissing Ghosn as chairman

2018-11-22 07:50

Nissan's board will meet on Thursday to decide whether to dismiss its chairman Carlos Ghosn following his arrest on suspicion of underreporting his income.

Arrest of Nissan's Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan

2018-11-20 12:19

The arrest of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn amid a financial probe prompted by a whistleblower caused the automaker's shares to tumble and left many in Japan and elsewhere stunned by his downfall.

Nissan accuses chief Ghosn of misconduct, proposes firing him

2018-11-19 12:54

Automaker Nissan accused its chairman Carlos Ghosn of "significant acts of misconduct" including underreporting his salary and said it would move to fire him, as reports emerged he faced arrest in Tokyo.

Does not compute: Japan cyber security minister admits shunning PCs

2018-11-15 18:53

A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

Japan journalist freed from Syrian captivity says he's safe

2018-10-24 20:30

A Japanese journalist freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria says he is safe in neighbouring Turkey.

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