Court Allows 8 More Days' Detention Of Ghosn

Court allows 8 more days' detention of Ghosn

The Tokyo District Court has allowed investigators to keep former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn in custody for eight more days to investigate his alleged financial misconduct.

The court on Friday decided that a special team at the Tokyo District Prosecutors Office, which is investigating Ghosn, can hold him until April 22.

Carole Ghosn Questioned At Japanese Court

Carole Ghosn questioned at Japanese court

Japanese prosecutors have questioned the wife of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn at a Tokyo court. They are believed to have asked her about an alleged flow of funds from Nissan.

Carole Ghosn was summoned to the Tokyo District Court on Thursday as a witness at the request of prosecutors.

Court Ok's Ghosn's Detention Afresh

Court OK's Ghosn's detention afresh

The Tokyo District Court on Friday approved the prosecutors' request to detain former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days. He will remain in custody until April 14.

Ghosn's lawyers filed an appeal, saying there is no risk of him fleeing or destroying evidence.

Court Dismisses Request To Halt Ohi Reactors

Court dismisses request to halt Ohi reactors

A Japanese court has turned down a request to halt two reactors at a nuclear power plant in central Japan. The request was made due to concerns about the plant's earthquake preparedness.

The Osaka District Court on Thursday dismissed an injunction to suspend operation of the No.3 and 4 reactors of the Ohi plant in Fukui Prefecture.

Osaka Court Set To Rule On Halting Ohi Reactors

Osaka court set to rule on halting Ohi reactors

An Osaka court is expected to make an imminent ruling on whether to halt the operations of two reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan.

A nearby resident filed a lawsuit in 2017 with the Osaka District Court calling for an injunction to suspend the operations of the No.3 and 4 reactors in Ohi town, Fukui Prefecture.

Tokyo Court Plans To Hold Ghosn Trial In September

Tokyo court plans to hold Ghosn trial in September

The Tokyo District Court plans to hold the first hearing for Nissan Motor's former chairman Carlos Ghosn in September.

Ghosn has been indicted for underreporting his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports, in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. He is also charged with aggravated breach of trust.

Top Court Approves Retrial For Nursing Aide

Top court approves retrial for nursing aide

Japan's Supreme Court has approved a retrial for a former nursing assistant who was convicted of killing an elderly hospital patient by removing his artificial ventilator breathing tube.

The 72-year-old patient was found dead in 2003 at Koto Memorial Hospital in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan.

Court Rules Blacking Out Of Moritomo Paper Illegal

Court rules blacking out of Moritomo paper illegal

A court in Osaka has ruled that the government's failure to fully disclose a document in connection with a controversial sale of a state-owned land plot was illegal.

The Osaka District Court on Thursday ordered the state to pay about 500 dollars in compensation to a university professor who asked for the disclosure.

Court Rejects Carlos Ghosn's Request To Attend Nissan Board Meeting

Court rejects Carlos Ghosn's request to attend Nissan board meeting

TOKYO — A Japanese court has rejected a request by former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, released on bail last week, to attend the Japanese automaker's board meeting on Tuesday. Nissan dismissed Ghosn as chairman after his Nov. 19 arrest, but he remains on the board. The Tokyo District Court said it rejected Ghosn's request on Monday but did not elaborate on the reasons. It had been unclear whether Ghosn could attend the board meeting. The court's approval was needed based on restrictions imposed for his release on bail. The restrictions say he cannot tamper with evidence, and attending the board meeting could be seen as putting pressure on Nissan employees. Prosecutors had been expected to argue against his attendance. They were not available for immediate comment. Ghosn has been charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his compensation and breach of trust in making payments to a Saudi businessman and having Nissan shoulder investment losses. He insists he is innocent, saying the compensation was never decided or paid, the payments were for legitimate services and Nissan never suffered the losses. Since his release on March 6 from Tokyo Detention Center on 1 billion yen ($9 million) bail, he has been spotted taking walks in Tokyo with his family, but he has not made any comments. His attempt to exercise what his lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka, called his "duty" by attending the board meeting signals one way he may be fighting back. Hironaka has said Ghosn will speak to reporters soon. A date for a news conference has not been announced. Nissan said Monday that Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault Chief Executive Thierry Bollore, Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa, and Osamu Masuko, the chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., will hold a joint news conference Tuesday after the board meeting. Nissan appears determined to highlight new leadership without Ghosn. It is part of an alliance with Renault SA of France, and more recently with Japan's Mitsubishi Motors, that was largely cobbled together by Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades. Nissan, which makes the March subcompact, Leaf electric car and Infiniti luxury models, has denounced Ghosn for alleged misconduct. A decision at a shareholders' meeting is needed to remove Ghosn from the board. A shareholders' meeting is scheduled for next month.

Court Upholds Carlos Ghosn's Bail

Court upholds Carlos Ghosn's bail

Nissan Motor's former chairman Carlos Ghosn is one step closer to being released on bail and could be ending more than a hundred days in a Tokyo jail.

A Tokyo court upheld its decision to grant bail to Ghosn, rejecting an appeal by prosecutors.

Court To Decide On Ghosn Pre-trial Procedures

Court to decide on Ghosn pre-trial procedures

The Tokyo District Court has decided to hold talks to prioritize issues of contention before the first hearing of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn has been indicted for understating his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports. Former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly and the company itself have similarly been indicted.

Court Orders State, Tepco To Pay Compensation

Court orders state, TEPCO to pay compensation

A Japanese court has ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company to pay compensation to a group of people who claim their lives were affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in 2011.

The Yokohama District Court handed down its ruling on Wednesday. The case was filed by 175 plaintiffs from 60 households, including Fukushima evacuees who moved to Kanagawa Prefecture. Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa.

Top Court: Legal Gender Change Requires Surgery

Top court: Legal gender change requires surgery

Japan's top court has ruled that the legal stipulation which effectively requires transgender people to undergo sex change surgery to switch their gender registry does not violate the Constitution.

A woman diagnosed with gender identity disorder asked the court that she be granted legal recognition as a man without having her genital glands surgically removed.