Govt. Wants Firms To Reduce In-office Workers

Govt. wants firms to reduce in-office workers

The Japanese government plans to continue asking businesses to let more employees work from home, to substantially cut social contact for the coronavirus in state-of-emergency areas.

The government wants to mitigate person-to-person contacts by at least 70 percent, or preferably by 80 percent, in Tokyo and six other prefectures. It says the reduction will help contain the spread of the virus as quickly as possible.

Prosecutors Search Office Of Ghosn's Ex-lawyer

Prosecutors search office of Ghosn's ex-lawyer

Japanese prosecutors have begun searching the office of a lawyer who served for former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn, who has been indicted in Japan over financial misconduct, escaped to Lebanon last month, skipping bail.

The prosecutors are investigating Ghosn's flight as suspected violation of the immigration control law. They say those who helped him flee could be charged on suspicion of aiding a criminal in avoiding capture.

Ldp Lawmaker's Office Searched Over Casino Project

LDP lawmaker's office searched over casino project

Tokyo prosecutors have searched offices of a ruling party lawmaker in connection with a Chinese firm that is suspected of bringing undeclared cash into Japan.

The special investigative team raided offices of Tsukasa Akimoto, a Lower House member of the Liberal Democratic Party, in Tokyo on Thursday.