Japanese air force stealth fighter jet crashes in Pacific

Asia & Pacific 04/10/19, 00:01

A Japanese air force F-35 stealth fighter crashed in the Pacific Ocean during a night training flight and parts of the jet were recovered, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The pilot is still missing. The F-35A stealth jet disappeared from radar while flying off the eastern coast of Aomori. Parts of ...

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

Asia & Pacific 04/09/19, 21:00

Japan partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday for the first time since the 2011 disaster.Decontamination efforts have lowered radiation levels significantly in the area about 7 kilometers (4 miles) southwest of the plant where three reactors had ...

Richard Cole, last WWII Doolittle Raider, dies in Texas

U.S. 04/09/19, 16:36

Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died Tuesday at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103. Robert Whetstone, a spokesman for Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, confirmed ...

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn says a ‘conspiracy’ led to his arrest

Business 04/09/19, 01:49

Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is maintaining he is innocent and in a video released by his legal team accuses some executives at the Japanese automaker of a "conspiracy" that led to his arrest on financial misconduct allegations.Ghosn, wearing a white shirt and dark jacket, spoke calmly in a nearly ...

Nissan shareholders meet to decide ousting of ex-chair Ghosn

Business 04/07/19, 21:35

Nissan's top executive apologized to shareholders Monday for the unfolding scandal at the Japanese automaker and asked them to approve ousting from its board former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been arrested on financial misconduct charges.Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa and other Nissan Motor Co. executives bowed deeply in apology to ...

Wife of ex-Nissan chair says she ‘felt in danger’ in Japan

Europe 04/07/19, 10:10

The wife of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says she hastily left Japan after her husband's latest arrest because she feared for her own safety.France's weekly Journal du Dimanche quoted Carole Ghosn saying in an interview published Sunday that she saw police take her husband back into custody and "felt ...

Lawyer for Nissan’s ex-chair Ghosn clarifies bail conditions

Business 04/06/19, 20:51

A lawyer for Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was taken back into custody last week, has outlined the conditions for his initial release on bail in an effort to clarify what he called incorrect speculation in the Japanese media.Ghosn, accused of financial misconduct, was arrested in November, but released ...

Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

Science 04/04/19, 23:33

Japan's space agency said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system.Friday's crater mission is the riskiest for Hayabusa2, as it had to immediately get away so ...

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s detention extended after arrest

Business 04/04/19, 23:32

A Japanese court has approved the detention of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn through April 14 after his fourth arrest over financial misconduct allegations.Ghosn was taken into custody Thursday and is being held at the Tokyo Detention Center.Prosecutors' request for the detention was approved by the Tokyo District Court on ...

Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

Sports 04/04/19, 23:04

For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to stars in sports, entertainment, and culture.A Japanese government spokesman said Friday that Ichiro, who retired last month with the Seattle Mariners, had declined the People's Honor Award.The most recent winner was Olympic ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 04/04/19, 22:41

Dancers in traditional Korean "Hanbok" attire perform at the Royal Culture Festival at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the name of the new emperor's era called "Reiwa," or "Beautiful Harmony," which will come into force ...

Update: Ghosn asks French government for help

Business 04/04/19, 03:15

The Latest on the criminal case against Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn (all times local):5:15 p.m.Troubled auto executive Carlos Ghosn is asking the French government to help defend him amid accusations of financial wrongdoing he denounces as "lies."Junichiro Hironaka, the lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during a ...

Japanese prosecutors bring in Nissan’s ex-chair Ghosn

Europe 04/03/19, 18:27

Japanese prosecutors took Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn for questioning Thursday, barely a month after he was released on bail ahead of his trial on financial misconduct charges.Japanese TV footage showed officials entering Ghosn's apartment in Tokyo, and a car later going to the prosecutors' office.He may face what will ...

Update: Renault flags concerns over Ghosn expenses

Business 04/03/19, 10:18

The Latest on Renault's board meeting and the investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn (all times local):5:15 p.m.Renault says that certain expenses incurred by its former chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, "involve questionable and concealed practices and violations of the Group's ethical principles."Ghosn was arrested in November in Japan, where ...

Cheika: Wallabies will be ready when it counts at World Cup

Sports 04/03/19, 01:48

Australia coach Michael Cheika has predicted the Wallabies will rebound from their worst season in six decades to be a force at the Rugby World Cup.Australia lost nine of its 13 test matches in 2018 and its provincial teams under-performed in Super Rugby, but Cheika is growing in confidence six ...

Ghosn plans April 11 news conference, vows to tell the truth

Business 04/03/19, 00:56

Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, facing financial misconduct charges in Japan, says he will hold a news conference on April 11.Ghosn said Wednesday on his new verified Twitter account that "I'm getting ready to tell the truth about what's happening."Ghosn was arrested in November and has been charged with breach ...

Japan gov’t says era name translates as ‘beautiful harmony’

Asia & Pacific 04/02/19, 05:26

Japan's government said Tuesday that the official translation of the era name for the new emperor will be "Beautiful Harmony," setting off confusion while offices rush to make changes before Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne.The era of "Reiwa" begins May 1, a day after 85-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicates and ...

Renault board to discuss Ghosn investigation, ex-CEO’s pay

Europe 04/02/19, 04:26

French carmaker Renault SA's board will hold a special meeting to discuss recent results of its internal investigation of its former boss Carlos Ghosn, amid reports of suspicious payments under his watch.The board meeting planned for Wednesday will also look into Ghosn's 2018 pay as chairman and CEO of Renault, ...

Q&A: What’s in a name for Japan emperor’s new era?

Asia & Pacific 04/01/19, 03:48

Japan's government has unveiled an era name, "Reiwa," or "pursuing harmony," for soon-to-be Emperor Naruhito, who will succeed the Chrysanthemum throne on May 1. His father, Emperor Akihito, is abdicating, with his "Heisei" era coming to an end the day before. A selection of the name was a top secret ...

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