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Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

Apr 04 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

Apr 04 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million (£6.8 million) bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labor system opens up

Mar 18 2019

TOKYO When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a "technical trainee" visa, she was given a stark choice: "Have an abortion or go back to Vietnam."

'Fear' and 'favor' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

Jan 25 2019

TOKYO Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor office.

INSIGHT-Fear and favour chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

Jan 24 2019

TOKYO, Jan 25 Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor office.

Japan opens door wider to foreign blue-collar workers despite criticism

Dec 07 2018

TOKYO Japan, in a major policy shift, enacted on Saturday a law to let in more foreign, blue-collar workers to ease a labor shortage, despite criticism it was too hastily crafted and risked exposing the workers to exploitation.

As Japan considers allowing more foreigners, tiny rural town wants to go further

Dec 06 2018

AKITAKATA, Japan Brazilian Luan Dartora Taniuti settled in the remote municipality of Akitakata in southwest Japan when he was nine. Leonel Maia of East Timor has been there nearly seven years. Filipina Gladys Gayeta is a newly arrived trainee factory worker, but must leave in less than three years.

Japanese hostage returns home after 40 months in Syrian 'hell'

Oct 25 2018

TOKYO A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist returned home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell".

REFILE-Japanese hostage returns home after three years in Syrian "hell"

Oct 25 2018

TOKYO, Oct 25 A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist arrives home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell".

Philip Morris seeks bigger Japan share with cheaper heat-not-burn tobacco

Oct 22 2018

TOKYO, Oct 23 Philip Morris International Inc will sell cheaper versions of its IQOS "heat not burn" products in Japan from Tuesday and introduce new upgraded products next month to expand market share, its chief executive said.

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