Performers Raise Funds To Rebuild Shuri Castle

Performers raise funds to rebuild Shuri Castle

Traditional Okinawan dances have been performed in Niigata City, central Japan, to raise funds for the reconstruction of Shuri Castle, which burned down last week.

Wednesday's performance featured a dance about daily life in the Ryukyu Kingdom. The dancers were accompanied by drums, flutes and sanshin -- traditional three-stringed instruments. The kingdom ruled Okinawa from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

Us Service Members Raising Funds For Shuri Castle

US service members raising funds for Shuri Castle

US service members and their families have joined fundraising efforts to rebuild Shuri Castle in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa. The World Heritage-listed site was destroyed by fire on October 31.

US resident Mari Gregory, the wife of a US Marine officer, set up the online fundraiser. She had lived in Okinawa for three years until this summer.

Tax Agency Fines Nissan On Ghosn's Misuse Of Funds

Tax agency fines Nissan on Ghosn's misuse of funds

Japan's tax authorities have notified Nissan Motor that it misreported income of about 1.4 million dollars, after the tax office determined former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn had used corporate money for private uses.

The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau conducted tax inspections on the automaker for three years through March 2014.

Bank Of Japan Head Calls For Funds For Recovery

Bank of Japan head calls for funds for recovery

Japan's central bank is sizing up the damage to the economy caused by Typhoon Hagibis. It aims to make sure there is enough money available for rebuilding.

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has told the heads of regional branches to quickly gather information on the disaster's impact.

Ministry To Seek Space-station Project Funds

Ministry to seek space-station project funds

Japan's science ministry plans to request budget funding in the next fiscal year to join a US-led space station project.

The project calls for a space station called Gateway to be put into orbit around the moon. The planned completion date is 2026.

Lawyer: Ghosn Claims Transfer Of Funds Legitimate

Lawyer: Ghosn claims transfer of funds legitimate

A lawyer for former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn says his client claims the transfer of money to an Oman car dealership was legitimate.

Ghosn was indicted on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust. Prosecutors believe he channeled Nissan funds to the dealership in Oman and part of the funds wound up in a Lebanese shell company he effectively controls, causing Nissan to lose about 5 million dollars.

Emails Hint At Improper Funds Transfer To Ghosn

Emails hint at improper funds transfer to Ghosn

NHK has learned the details of email exchanges that indicate funds from Nissan Motor had been channeled to dummy companies effectively owned by former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn was arrested for the fourth time earlier this month on suspicion of having some Nissan funds sent from the automaker's dealership in Oman to shell companies in Lebanon.

Ghosn Suspected Of Receiving Additional Funds

Ghosn suspected of receiving additional funds

Nissan Motor's former chairman Carlos Ghosn reportedly received compensation of more than nine million dollars from an affiliated company without the knowledge of other board members.

Sources say an in-house probe by Nissan revealed that Ghosn allegedly received the money in 2018 as compensation from Nissan-Mitsubishi B.V. in Holland.

Abe Pledges Extra Funds For Disaster-hit Areas

Abe pledges extra funds for disaster-hit areas

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to offer additional funds worth more than 300 million dollars for areas hit by floods and landslides.

Abe told the 5th meeting of the emergency task force on Friday that the government will front-load local allocation tax grants worth about 311 million dollars for 58 municipalities, mainly in western Japan. He urged them to use the money for relief and rebuilding work.

Sniffer Dog Cancer Tests Yield Results But Require Trainers, Funds

Sniffer dog cancer tests yield results but require trainers, funds

With trial sniffer dog cancer screenings being carried out in a Japanese town, researchers are hoping to one day make the noninvasive health checks widely available across Japan.

But experts say securing experienced handlers and attracting financial resources will be crucial to boosting the number of trained sniffer dogs available to make the unique program more practical to implement in future.

Honda To Donate Funds For Every Of New Video Featuring Children And Asimo

Honda to Donate Funds for Every "Like" of New Video Featuring Children and ASIMO

Honda is inviting its fans on social media to help raise awareness and funds for the new Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Honda said today that it will donate $1 for every "Like" or "Share" of a new video of young patients interacting with Honda's ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, during a special appearance at the hospital. The video will be posted on Facebook: as well as Honda's CSR, YouTube and Twitter channels.

On June 20, 2017, Honda donated $1 million to establish the all-new Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. The Center will seek innovative ways to help young patients overcome conditions that limit mobility such as birth defects, disease or injury. The new center will also conduct spine motion analysis, sports performance programs and injury prevention programs. In addition, it will conduct extensive research in prosthetic and wheelchair development, with the mission of improving the mobility of all children.