Tokyo Police To Arrest Thai-based Fraud Suspects

Tokyo police to arrest Thai-based fraud suspects

Tokyo police plan to arrange the transfer of 15 Japanese suspects from Thailand to arrest them over a phone scam that targeted people in Japan.

Last month, Thai police raided a house in the city of Pattaya and arrested the 15 men on suspicion of working illegally in the country.

Six Names To Choose From, Half Based On Ancient Japanese Texts

Six names to choose from, half based on ancient Japanese texts

Members of a special panel considering the name of a new imperial era had six choices before them, three of which were rooted in ancient Japanese texts.

Despite the lack of official disclosure on the number of candidate names or what they were, several government sources revealed April 1 that six in total were presented.

Cabinet Office Revises Faulty Survey-based Data

Cabinet Office revises faulty survey-based data

Japan's Cabinet Office has revised upward amounts of compensation for employees that had been estimated based on a faulty survey by the labor ministry.

The Cabinet Office says the revisions for fiscal 2016 and 2017 resulted in increases of about 6.3 billion dollars each.

Sources: Stock-based Pay To Ghosn Unreported

Sources: Stock-based pay to Ghosn unreported

Tokyo prosecutors are trying to uncover the murky flow of funds to Nissan Motor's chairman. Carlos Ghosn was arrested this week on suspicion of underreporting his earnings. Now, NHK has learned he received rights to tens-of-millions of dollars in stock-based compensation. But it never appeared in the company's securities reports.

Sources say when Nissan's share price performs well, executives can receive cash as part of their compensation.

Abe: Talks To Be Based On 1956 Declaration

Abe: Talks to be based on 1956 declaration

The leaders of Japan and Russia have reached an agreement that could be a breakthrough in the decades-long dispute between the 2 countries.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and President Vladimir Putin will accelerate negotiations on a peace treaty based on a 1956 joint declaration.