Securities Firm To Offer Workers 4 Days Off A Week

Securities firm to offer workers 4 days off a week

A major Japanese securities company will offer employees the possibility of taking up to four days off a week if they need time to care for children or seniors.

SMBC Nikko Securities will launch a new personnel system next April. The plan comes amid a rise in workers struggling to keep their jobs while trying to meet caregiving needs.

Shuri Castle Investigation Expected To Take Days

Shuri Castle investigation expected to take days

Police say it will take several days at the minimum to complete their investigation into the cause of the fire at Shuri Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan.

The blaze engulfed the World Heritage-listed site in Naha City as it raged for 11 hours on Thursday. The main structures of the castle, including the wooden 3-story main hall, were destroyed.

340,000 Still Without Power 2 Days After Typhoon

340,000 still without power 2 days after typhoon

More than 340,000 households in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo are still without power, days after Typhoon Faxai hit the area. Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will take at least until Friday to fully restore electricity in the prefecture.

Workers are busy replacing toppled power poles.

Empress Emerita Can 'go Home In A Few Days'

Empress Emerita can 'go home in a few days'

Empress Emerita Michiko has had surgery for early-stage breast cancer. The Imperial Household Agency says she will be able to leave hospital in a few days.

The operation was performed at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Sunday. Surgeons removed the cancerous growth, believed to measure around one centimeter, and the surrounding tissue.

Police: Arson Suspect In Internet Cafe Days Before

Police: Arson suspect in internet cafe days before

Police have found that the suspect in Thursday's deadly arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto visited an internet cafe a few days before the incident.

Shinji Aoba is suspected of setting fire to Kyoto Animation's number one studio, leaving 34 people dead and 34 injured.

Kyoto Arson Suspect Seen In Vicinity Days Before

Kyoto arson suspect seen in vicinity days before

Investigators say the suspect in a deadly arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto may have been in the area a few days earlier, possibly waiting for a chance to set the fire.

They say 41-year-old Shinji Aoba is thought to have visited a store near Kyoto Animation after he arrived in the city. They believe he purchased containers to carry gasoline.

500 Days To Tokyo Paralympics

500 days to Tokyo Paralympics

Saturday marks 500 days until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games at Japan's new national stadium in Tokyo.

From August 25 next year, athletes will compete in 22 sports over 13 days.

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.

Ghosn Released On Bail After 108 Days In Det

Ghosn released on bail after 108 days in det

The Former Chairman of Nissan Motor is free on bail. After spending over 100 days in custody, Carlos Ghosn posted nearly nine million dollars and walked out of a Tokyo detention center.

Ghosn stepped outside at around 4:30 PM on Wednesday, in disguise. He was wearing a worker's uniform, a cap and mask. He then got into a van and made his way to the office of one of his lawyers.

Ghosn Released On Bail After 108 Days In Detention

Ghosn released on bail after 108 days in detention

Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been released on bail after spending over 100 days in custody. He has posted nearly 9 million dollars and walked out of a Tokyo detention center.

Ghosn stepped outside at around 4:30 PM local time on Wednesday. To the surprise of many, he was wearing a worker's uniform, a blue cap and mask.

Reporting Of Faulty Surveys Delayed By Five Days

Reporting of faulty surveys delayed by five days

A Japanese labor ministry official says after learning that some of the ministry surveys had been faulty he did not immediately report the problem to his superiors.

Yasuyuki Onishi spoke at a Lower House committee as an unsworn witness on Friday.

Ghosn's Detention Extended By 10 Days

Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days

The Tokyo District Court on Monday approved prosecutors' request to detain former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for a further 10 days.

He will remain in custody until January 11th.