Ioc: Joc Chief Takeda Has Stepped Down

IOC: JOC chief Takeda has stepped down

The International Olympic Committee says the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has stepped down as an IOC member.

IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said the IOC Executive Board recognized Takeda's resignation at a meeting held on Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Joc Chief Takeda Steps Down From Ioc

JOC chief Takeda steps down from IOC

The International Olympic Committee says the chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has resigned as an IOC member.

Takeda is facing an investigation in France over alleged bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games.

Joc Chief Takeda Steps Down

JOC chief Takeda steps down

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.

Japan's Olympic Chief Resigns

Japan's Olympic chief resigns

The chief of Japan's Olympic Committee says he is resigning. The announcement comes as French authorities investigate his role in helping Tokyo secure the 2020 Games.

On Tuesday, Tsunekazu Takeda announced he would step down when his term expires in June.

Ioc Chief Mourns Death Of 'super' Olympic Fan

IOC chief mourns death of 'super' Olympic fan

The head of the International Olympic Committee has mourned the death of a Japanese "super" fan who had attended every Summer Games since 1964.

Thomas Bach posted a message in the IOC's official twitter account on Monday, along with a photo of Naotoshi Yamada attending the 2012 Games in London.

Joc Chief Takeda To Resign

JOC chief Takeda to resign

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.

Scandal-hit Joc Chief To Resign

Scandal-hit JOC chief to resign

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee will likely announce on Tuesday his intention to resign when his current term expires in June.

Sources told NHK that Tsunekazu Takeda is expected to make the announcement at a JOC board meeting.

Joc Chief Conveys His Decision To Step Down

JOC chief conveys his decision to step down

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.

Mazda Development Chief Discusses Future Rotary Platform

Mazda development chief discusses future rotary platform

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.

Trial Opens For Ex-moritomo Gakuen Chief

Trial opens for ex-Moritomo Gakuen chief

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.

Ghosn's Chief Attorney Otsuru Quits

Ghosn's chief attorney Otsuru quits

A lawyer working for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has resigned.

Motonari Otsuru filed his resignation at the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday. Contacted by NHK, he declined to say why he resigned, saying only he had no comment to make.

Personnel Chief 'attended Labor Survey Interviews'

Personnel chief 'attended labor survey interviews'

A senior official in charge of the labor ministry's personnel affairs was reportedly present when a third-party panel questioned senior staff about faulty surveys.

A government source says the head of the Minister's Secretariat, Yumiko Jozuka, attended the hearings and asked questions.