The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee has announced he will step down when his term expires in June.
JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda is under formal investigation by French authorities for his role in alleged bribery in connection with Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee is expected to announce his intention to resign at Tuesday's JOC board meeting. Sources say he will resign when his current term expires in June.
Tsunekazu Takeda has been facing corruption allegations in France in connection with Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics. He headed the bidding committee.
The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda has informed his associates that he will step down, in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. Informed sources told NHK that Takeda has already communicated his intention to retire.
Takeda has been in hot water since allegations surfaced he was involved in bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games. An investigating judge in France has been looking into whether to bring Takeda to trial since December last year.
The switch can again be flicked from "The Rotary Engine is Doomed" to "The Rotary Engine Lives!" Mazda is re-tooling the once nearly forgotten rotary to work as a range extender for hybrid vehicles, with a chance for it to do even more than that. The latest information sounds rather promising for those still holding out a candle for the rotary.
Mazda's powertrain development chief, Ichiro Hirose discussed future rotary plans with the Australian Drive at the CX-30 crossover's launch. Hirose told Australia's Drive that Mazda is currently working with a very flexible and efficient rotary hybrid platform that doesn't necessarily come with the heavy emissions and fuel consumption baggage the rotary engine has earlier been saddled with.
A former school operator in western Japan has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding the central government through subsidies related to construction of an elementary school.
Former Moritomo Gakuen president Yasunori Kagoike and his wife Junko were indicted for defrauding the government, Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City, both in western Japan, out of about 1.5 million dollars in subsidies related to the school and its kindergarten.