Abe: Restraint Needed To Ease Us - Iran Tensions

Abe: Restraint needed to ease US-Iran tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will make further diplomatic efforts to help ease the tensions between the United States and Iran.

Abe told reporters on Thursday morning that Japan has strongly urged all the parties concerned to exercise restraint, and that his country values diplomacy based on self-control.


Japan's Justice Minister Refutes Ghosn

Japan's justice minister refutes Ghosn

Japan's justice minister says former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn's criticism of Japan's justice system was mostly abstract, unclear or baseless.

Masako Mori rebutted Ghosn's remarks in a news conference shortly after 9 a.m. Japan time on Thursday.


Ghosn Says He Faced A Choice Of Fleeing Or Dying In Japan

Ghosn says he faced a choice of fleeing or dying in Japan

BEIRUT--Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Jan. 8 maintained his innocence and said he decided to flee Japan because the only alternative was to die there.

In his first public appearance since his arrest in Tokyo in November 2018, Ghosn also blasted a few Nissan executives as well as Tokyo prosecutors.


Ldp Lawmaker Admits Donation From Company Tied To 500.com

LDP lawmaker admits donation from company tied to 500.com

A ruling party lawmaker has admitted to receiving a donation of 1 million yen ($9,200) from an executive of a Sapporo tourism company that has been linked with a suspected bribe-offering Chinese company.

However, Toshimitsu Funahashi, a 59-year-old Lower House member of the Liberal Democratic Party, denied accepting any money from the Chinese company, 500.com.