Tag: Tokyo (Japan)

Japan’s Olympic Chief to Step Down Amid Corruption Investigation

TOKYO — The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that he would step down at the end of his term this summer — a decision that comes as he faces a French corruption investigation into how Tokyo was chosen to host next year’s Summer Games. The committee’s president, Tsunekazu Takeda, has said that […]

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Amid Media Storm, Carlos Ghosn’s Lawyer Apologizes for Disguise

A lawyer for Carlos Ghosn issued an apology Friday to try to douse a media storm over a disguise worn by the former car executive as he left jail. Mr. Ghosn, the former head of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance, paid a bail of 1 billion yen (about $9 million) and walked out of the Tokyo detention […]

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Carlos Ghosn, Former Nissan Chairman, Is Released on Bail in Japan

TOKYO — Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chairman facing charges of financial wrongdoing in Japan, was released on bail on Wednesday after being held in a Tokyo jail since late November. A judge approved Mr. Ghosn’s release on bail of 1 billion yen, or almost $9 million, on Tuesday, and rejected an appeal by […]

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Failed Hanoi Meeting Has U.S. Allies in Region Asking: What’s Next?

SEOUL, South Korea — The abrupt breakdown of summit talks between President Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has confounded America’s two largest allies in Asia, but for different reasons. In South Korea, President Moon Jae-in had been poised to ramp up economic ties with the North if a sanctions-lifting deal had been brokered […]

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Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

What smells like a “nightclub toilet,” evokes the feeling of “an underworld” and resembles a “working museum”? That would be the New York City subway, according to international readers who have experienced it. The subway runs around the clock and carries millions daily across a sprawling network. But when we asked riders of public transit […]

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The Saturday Profile: ‘Shoplifters’ Director Pierces Japan’s Darker Side

TOKYO — As befits a director whose movies chart the untidiness of Japanese family life, the office of Hirokazu Kore-eda is cluttered with piles of papers, books, photographs, videocassettes and CDs. But it’s the dozens of Frankenstein dolls perched around the room that really capture his emotional point of view. “I love Frankenstein,” Mr. Kore-eda […]

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Renault Says Ghosn May Have Used Company Money to Fund Versailles Party

PARIS — A lavish party at the Palace of Versailles to celebrate Carlos Ghosn’s second marriage and his new wife’s 50th birthday has come under scrutiny as Renault, the French automaker, questioned whether its former chairman and chief executive misused company funds to pay for the Marie Antoinette-themed bash. Mr. Ghosn personally benefited from “an […]

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Our Tokyo Bureau Chief on Where She Finds ‘Bolts of Insight’ (Hint: It’s Outside the Office)

Image BEHIND THE BYLINE • MOTOKO RICH Feb. 1, 2019 The Reader Center has started a new series of short interviews, Behind the Byline, to introduce you to The Times’s journalists. Is there a reporter, photographer or editor you would like to get to know? Tell us in the comments section. Motoko Rich straddles two […]

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Mitsubishi Accuses Carlos Ghosn of Taking a Secret $9 Million Payment

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors has joined Nissan in accusing Carlos Ghosn of financial wrongdoing, saying on Friday that he secretly received compensation of 7.8 million euros, or almost $9 million, from a joint venture of the two automakers. Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi’s chief executive, told reporters in Tokyo that the automaker was considering suing Mr. Ghosn, […]

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Carlos Ghosn, Former Nissan Chairman, Is Denied Bail in Japan

TOKYO — A Tokyo court on Tuesday denied bail to Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan chairman detained since November on allegations of financial misconduct. The embattled auto chief now faces two more months in a jail cell — and possibly longer — as his case heads to court. Mr. Ghosn, until recently the head of […]

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Japan’s Olympics Chief Faces Corruption Charges in France

LONDON — The president of Japan’s Olympic Committee has been indicted on corruption charges in France, following an investigation into the bidding process that led to Tokyo being awarded the Summer Games it is preparing to host next year. Tsunekazu Takeda, a former Olympian who is also the chairman of the International Olympic Committee’s marketing […]

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The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn was tired. At 64 years old, the chairman of an auto empire that spanned several continents and included Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi wasn’t bouncing back from jet lag the way he used to. Melatonin wasn’t working anymore, and he had bouts of insomnia, phoning his children in the middle of the night or […]

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Carlos Ghosn’s Daughters See a Nissan Revolt Behind His Arrest

The children of Carlos Ghosn, the jailed auto executive who oversaw an alliance that sold more than 10 million cars a year, believe accusations of financial misconduct against him are part of a revolt within Nissan against exploring a possible merger with Renault. Caroline Ghosn, the eldest of Mr. Ghosn’s four children, said that when […]

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Carlos Ghosn, Former Nissan Chairman, Faces Setback in Japan

TOKYO — Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chairman, was re-arrested on Friday on charges of breach of trust, making it increasingly unlikely he would soon be released from a Tokyo jail. Mr. Ghosn had taken a step toward being released on bail on Thursday, when a Tokyo court rejected a routine request by prosecutors […]

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Arrest of High-Flying Nissan Boss Sheds Light on Japan’s Justice System

TOKYO — Five months ago, Carlos Ghosn, a multimillionaire executive credited with reviving Nissan Motors, hosted the wedding of his daughter Caroline on Naoshima, a rarefied island enclave of art and sculpture. The celebration began with the cracking open of a barrel of sake, an elegant and traditional way in Japan to toast good fortune. […]

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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, who also serves on the […]

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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 of France, where Renault is […]

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