Tag: Tokyo (Japan)

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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For Japan, N.B.A. 101 Is Now in Session

Rui Hachimura, a 6-8 forward who could be Japan’s top basketball prospect ever, is entering his junior season at Gonzaga. He is a mainstay on Japan’s national team and, according to Gonzaga, only the fifth Japanese-born men’s player to participate in Division I basketball. A Japanese player who could succeed in the N.B.A. “for more […]

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Rei Kawakubo Revealed (Sort Of)

This secret pragmatism is perhaps the most traditionally masculine feature of Kawakubo’s designs for men. Those who wear Comme des Garçons tend to talk about how the clothes don’t feel new, even when they are — you try on a jacket with the tags still attached and have the impression that it’s been hanging in […]

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