China's Vice President Planning Japan Visit

China's vice president planning Japan visit

Officials from Japan and China are arranging for Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to visit Japan in October to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.

Diplomatic sources say the officials are preparing for Wang to attend the October 22 event.

Japan's Princess Mako Meets Bolivia's President

Japan's Princess Mako meets Bolivia's president

Japan's Princess Mako has paid a courtesy call to Bolivian President Evo Morales. She is visiting the country to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants.

The daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino arrived in La Paz, Bolivia's administrative capital, on Monday. She earlier visited Peru as part of a regional tour.

Toyota's President Will Race A Gr Supra At The NĂźrburgring 24 Hours

Toyota's president will race a GR Supra at the Nürburgring 24 Hours

Akio Toyoda over the years has professed his love for speed and racing, which is noteworthy because Toyota, the company Toyoda helms, has for many years been most known for making beige and boring automobiles. But Toyoda has been a steady path to change that with the automaker churning out some legitimately exciting and interesting automobiles. If you're still in doubts of Toyoda's latest efforts and claims, what he's about to do may just change your mind.

Coming up this weekend is the world-renowned annual ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring and of course, Toyota's Gazoo Racing team will be participating, particularly with racing specification GR Supras. Peering at the list of primary driver's reveals some genuine talent on call, including the likes of famed racers Takeshi Tsuchiya, Masahiro Sasaki, and Nayoa Gamou, along with well-known VLN Endurance racer, Uwe Kleen, just to name a few. But there's one name that raises an eyebrow among the team roster: an odd "Mr. Morizo."

Nissan President 'shocked' By Ghosn's Rearrest

Nissan president 'shocked' by Ghosn's rearrest

Nissan Motor President Hiroto Saikawa says he is shocked that former chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested again on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust.

Saikawa told reporters on Thursday morning he had just heard the news, and he is at a loss for words. He expressed surprised at the series of revelations.

Yamashita Leads Race For Joc President

Yamashita leads race for JOC president

The leading candidate for new president of the Japanese Olympic Committee appears to be Senior Executive Board Member Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Yamashita won a gold medal in men's judo in the open-weight category at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He is favored to be the next president by many on the JOC and the Tokyo Games organizing committee.

Joc President Likely To Have To Retire

JOC president likely to have to retire

NHK has learned that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee will likely have to retire without serving another term as French authorities are investigating him in connection with allegations of corruption.

The JOC is set to choose its new president in biennial internal voting in June.

Joc Senior Official Stands By President Takeda

JOC senior official stands by president Takeda

A senior official of the Japanese Olympic Committee has defended president Tsunekazu Takeda over allegations of corruption, saying he should remain president when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.

In an interview with NHK, JOC Secretary General Eisuke Hiraoka said Takeda has fallen victim to a personal attack, despite following due procedures as committee president when bidding to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games .

Ioc President Sends Message Of Support To Ikee

IOC president sends message of support to Ikee

The president of the International Olympic Committee has sent a message to Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee saying "wishing you all the best for your recovery." Ikee was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Thomas Bach on Wednesday tweeted from the official Olympic account, saying "Joining with all your millions of fans to send you all my best wishes. Now just concentrate on getting better."

Takizawa Hideaki Appointed President Of 'johnny's Island'

Takizawa Hideaki appointed president of 'Johnny's Island'

Takizawa Hideaki, who retired from showbiz last year, has been appointed as the president of new company 'Johnny's Island.' This is an affiliated company of Johnny's & Associates, and its chairman is Johnny Kitagawa. 

First, there will be a reorganization to popular Johnny's Jr. unit Snow Man, comprised of Iwamoto Hikaru, Fukasawa Tatsuya, Watanabe Shota, Abe Ryohei, Miyadate Ryota, and Sakuma Daisuke. Three members will be added to the unit, who are Kansai Johnny's Jr.'s Mukai Koji, Uchuu Six's Meguro Ren (concurrent), and Johnny's Jr.'s Murakami Makoto Raul. Snow Man is scheduled to perform in 'Takizawa Kabuki ZERO' (April/May) that's directed by Takizawa. 

Realtor President Apologizes For Explosion

Realtor president apologizes for explosion

The head of the company that operates the realtor's office where the explosion occurred has apologized at a news conference.

Taiki Sato, president of Apamanshop Leasing Hokkaido, said on Tuesday that he is sorry for having caused so many people so much trouble. He offered his sincere apology to those who were injured or incurred damage.

Prime Minister Abe Meets President Xi

Prime Minister Abe meets President Xi

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. It's the first official visit by a Japanese leader to China in 7 years.

Xi said, "As the international situation changes, China and Japan are becoming increasingly dependent on one another. Our countries also have a growing number of common interests and concerns on a multilateral level. The rapid changes in the world are providing China and Japan with opportunities for more in-depth cooperation."

Scandal-hit Med School Names Female President

Scandal-hit med school names female president

A medical school in Tokyo that recently admitted to rigging entrance exams to discriminate against women has approved its first female president.

Board members of Tokyo Medical University on Tuesday chose Professor Yukiko Hayashi as the school's new president. She will officially assume the post on October 1st.

Abe Reelected As Ldp President

Abe reelected as LDP President

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been reelected as leader of the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The vote puts him on track to become the country's longest serving prime minister.

With 810 votes up for grabs, Abe took 553, while LDP veteran lawmaker, Shigeru Ishiba, gained 254.