Krosa Leaves 1 Dead In Western Japan


A severe tropical storm has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead and more than 30 others injured.

Officials are urging people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides.

Whaling Fleet Leaves Port In Western Japan

Whaling fleet leaves port in western Japan

A whaling fleet has left a port in Shimonoseki City, western Japan, to resume commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years.

A ceremony was held in front of the fleet's mother ship, the Nisshin Maru, on Monday.

Japan Leaves Iwc To Start Commercial Whaling

Japan leaves IWC to start commercial whaling

Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission, or IWC, on Sunday. The country will resume commercial whaling the next day.

Japan joined the IWC in 1951, supporting its pursuit of sustainable whaling by protecting the number of whales.

Ford And Lincoln Design Honcho Leaves To Head Nissan North America Design

Ford and Lincoln design honcho leaves to head Nissan North America design

Last Friday, David Woodhouse suddenly resigned from his dual positions as Ford's director of global strategic design and director of Lincoln design. In a post not long after leaving, he praised the efforts of his former team over the past six years he headed design at Lincoln. Among other products, that crew gave us the redesigned Navigator, the Continental concept and production sedan, and the Aviator concept and production crossover. Car Design News reports Woodhouse traded Michigan for California, taking the role of VP at Nissan Design America in San Diego. He officially assumes the position July 1, and will also serve on the Japanese automaker's Global Nissan Design Management Committee.

Woodhouse has spent more than 25 years in the design department, starting with BMW and work on the Mini and Range Rover brands, followed by a brief stint with Cadillac of Europe. For the past 20 years he's been with Ford, coming on board with the Ford's former luxury arm known as the Premier Automotive Group — Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Volvo and Lincoln.

Infiniti Looking For A New Boss After Christian Meunier Leaves To Lead Jeep

Infiniti looking for a new boss after Christian Meunier leaves to lead Jeep

Nissan's premium division Infiniti is expected to announce a new acting global chief for the brand, the company said, after its current head, Christian Meunier, left to lead the Jeep unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Nissan's chief quality officer Christian Vandenhende will oversee Infiniti's global operations effective immediately, until a new brand chief is named, Infiniti said in the statement on Tuesday. Meunier, 51, was named Infinit's global chief in early January after its previous boss Roland Krueger left the Hong Kong-based brand. Meunier will take over as global president for SUV-focused Jeep effective immediately, Fiat Chrysler said in a separate statement. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley had been running Jeep until he was elevated to the top job in July after the death of Sergio Marchionne.

Meunier has international experience from his years with Ford, Land Rover, Nissan and Infiniti, which may prove valuable as Jeep attempts to expand overseas with a lineup of new products including the Gladiator pickup, a Wrangler plug-in hybrid, and the revived Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates. He's worked mostly in sales and marketing roles, including as senior vice president of sales, marketing and operations for Nissan North America; chairman of Nissan Canada; and his recent role heading up Infiniti. An Infiniti spokesman said Meunier's resignation was not related to Nissan's internal investigation into its former leader Carlos Ghosn.

Abe Leaves For Tour Of Europe, Us, Canada

Abe leaves for tour of Europe, US, Canada

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Japan for a tour of Europe and North America on Monday in preparation for the G20 summit to be held in Osaka in June.

The prime minister will visit France, Italy, Slovakia, Belgium, the United States and Canada and meet with the leaders of those countries.

Hokkaido Quake Leaves Many People Stranded

Hokkaido quake leaves many people stranded

The strong earthquake in Hokkaido on Thursday has left a number of people stranded. The authorities have confronted the problem by opening provisional shelters.

The Hokkaido Railway Company, also known as JR Hokkaido, says passengers remain on several trains that stopped between Minami-Chitose and New Chitose Airport and elsewhere.

Quake Leaves People In Cold, Stranded On Trains

Quake leaves people in cold, stranded on trains

Authorities in Hokkaido have opened shelters for people left stranded on trains or out in the bitter cold following the strong earthquake on Thursday.

The Hokkaido Railway Company, also known as JR Hokkaido, says passengers remain on several trains that stopped between Minami-Chitose and New Chitose Airport and elsewhere.

Abe Leaves For Russia And Talks With Putin

Abe leaves for Russia and talks with Putin

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo for Moscow on Monday afternoon for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Before his departure, Abe told reporters that negotiations with Russia on signing a peace treaty have been an issue for over 70 years, and resolving it is not easy.

Abe Leaves For Netherlands, Uk

Abe leaves for Netherlands, UK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left for the Netherlands and Britain for separate summit talks with the countries' leaders.

Abe left Haneda airport in Tokyo on Wednesday morning for the Netherlands, the first leg of the trip.

Yasuda Leaves Facility In Turkey

Yasuda leaves facility in Turkey

Journalist Jumpei Yasuda has left an immigration facility in southern Turkey by car, accompanied by Japanese Embassy officials.

He is expected to return to Japan via Istanbul.