Lawmaker Quits Ldp After Sexual Assault Accusation

Lawmaker quits LDP after sexual assault accusation

A member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has left the party for his alleged sexual assault of a woman he had been dating.

46-year-old lawmaker Tsuyoshi Tabata submitted a notice of his departure after the woman filed a complaint with the police that he had sexually assaulted her in December.

Ghosn's Chief Attorney Otsuru Quits

Ghosn's chief attorney Otsuru quits

A lawyer working for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has resigned.

Motonari Otsuru filed his resignation at the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday. Contacted by NHK, he declined to say why he resigned, saying only he had no comment to make.

Sumo Wrestler Quits After Admitting Assault

Sumo wrestler quits after admitting assault

A professional sumo wrestler has retired from the sport after admitting to assaulting his attendant, a 23-year-old junior wrestler from the same stable.

The Japan Sumo Association said on Friday that it has accepted Takanoiwa's resignation.

Ex-amateur Boxing Chief Quits All Posts

Ex-amateur boxing chief quits all posts

The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation says its former chief Akira Yamane has quit the other amateur boxing bodies he belonged to and resigned from senior posts.

The JABF announced on Wednesday that Yamane revealed his resignations to JABF managing director Teruo Yoshimori.

Disgraced Amateur Boxing Federation Chief Quits

Disgraced amateur boxing federation chief quits

The scandal-plagued chief of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation has given up his post.

Akira Yamane announced he was stepping down immediately at a news conference in the city of Osaka, western Japan, on Wednesday. He apologized to amateur boxers for the scandals.

Toyota's Calls Quits On Australian Production After 54 Years

Toyota's Calls Quits On Australian Production After 54 Years

After 54 long years, Toyota has officially ended production in Australia following the closure of the Altona plant near Melbourne.

With Toyota ending manufacturing in Australia and Ford’s similar move in October last year, Holden remains the only major automaker still operating a manufacturing plant in the country. However, the local arm of General Motors will shut up shop on October 20.

Surprise! Mclaren And Honda Finally Call It Quits

Surprise! McLaren and Honda finally call it quits

It's been coming for a long while, so it should surprise no one to learn that McLaren and Honda have finally called it quits. Sources confirmed to Motorsport.com and Sky Sports that the two companies have finally settled on a deal that will end a partnership that has been nothing but heartache and tears. McLaren has reportedly inked a three-year deal to use Renault engines, ending in 2020 along with the current engine regulations. This also means McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is likely to extend his contract beyond the end of this season.

When Honda first announced it was returning to F1 with McLaren, fans had visions of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button reliving the glory days of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in the late 1980s. The truth couldn't be further removed. At points, McLaren has struggled to make it the full race distance, much less win races and fight for championships. Frankly, it's been embarrassing for both Honda and McLaren. No one comes out a winner here. Honda has sullied any reputation it had in F1, while Alonso's talent and McLaren's engineering expertise were both wasted the past few seasons.

Jcp Policy Chief Quits For Calling Defense Outlay 'budget To Kill'

JCP policy chief quits for calling defense outlay 'budget to kill'Japanese Communist Party policy commission chairman Yasufumi Fujino said Tuesday he will resign from the post for calling Japan's defense spending a "budget to kill people."
Fujino announced at a press conference Tuesday night at the JCP headquarters in Tokyo he was resigning over the expression he used during an NHK television program Sunday, ahead of the July 10 House of Councillors election.

Amari Quits As Economy Minister Over Graft Allegations

Amari quits as economy minister over graft allegationsEconomic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari stepped down from his post on Thursday to take responsibility for graft allegations against him.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed former Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara as successor to Amari, who was the point man in Abe's economic policy team.