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U.S. marine accused of drunk driving after Japanese man dies in crash

TOKYO A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old U.S. marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the U.S. military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.

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Nissan cites staff shortage for improper tests, plans more inspectors

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Friday blamed a lack of trained staff for improper final inspections at its car plants in Japan for over 20 years, and said it would increase the number of inspectors as part of a plan to improve compliance. | Video

Nov 17 2017

Japan's transport ministry orders Kobe Steel to improve plant management

TOKYO Japan's transport ministry said on Friday it has ordered scandal-hit Kobe Steel Ltd to improve management at one of its plants, as it struggles to restore confidence in its manufacturing following revelations of data falsification.

Nov 17 2017

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

TOKYO Japanese fair trade regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb Inc over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, denying any wrongdoing.

Nov 17 2017

Nissan blames staff shortage for improper tests, plans more inspectors

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co said on Friday that an investigation into improper inspections found that its car plants in Japan had a shortage of inspectors, and outlined planned improvements including increasing the number of trained staff.

Nov 17 2017

Trump discussed free trade pact with Japan's Abe, U.S. envoy says

TOKYO President Donald Trump discussed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said on Friday, contradicting Japanese officials who had said such talks never took place.

World, Nov 17 2017