A Japanese official has asked Lebanon's president to cooperate in the case against former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is now in Beirut after skipping bail in Japan.
Japan's State Minister of Justice Hiroyuki Yoshiie spoke with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun and Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm in Beirut on Monday.
A man in his 40s has tested positive for the virus in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. That's the 88th case of infection outside passengers and crew from the cruise ship Diamond Princess.
Earlier, authorities in the southwestern city of Fukuoka said a man in his 60s had also tested positive. He has not been abroad recently and is the first confirmed case in the Kyushu region.
Japan's health ministry says a Chinese woman who visited Hokkaido has been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus. She is the seventh case of infection in Japan.
The woman in her 40s is a resident of the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. She came to Japan on January 21 and began touring Hokkaido the next day.
A former employee of Tokyo-based telecommunications giant SoftBank Corporation has been arrested on suspicion of hacking the company's confidential information.
Forty-eight-year-old Yutaka Araki was arrested by Tokyo police on Saturday. He is suspected of violating a law on preventing unfair competition.
A Japanese court has ordered a former television correspondent to pay damages worth 3.3 million yen, or about 30,000 dollars, to a journalist over a rape case.
Journalist Shiori Ito sued Noriyuki Yamaguchi, a former reporter of Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, or TBS, demanding about 100,000 dollars in compensation. Ito said she was raped by Yamaguchi in 2015 after getting drunk at a dinner with him and falling unconscious.
NHK has learned that a former senior official of LCD panel maker Japan Display died in a suspected suicide after having been dismissed for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars of the company's money.
Investigative sources say the former executive died in a hospital after apparently committing suicide.