A senior Japanese foreign ministry official has lodged a protest with the US ambassador to Japan following the suspected suicide of a US military serviceman who is believed to have fatally stabbed his Japanese girlfriend.
Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba called William Hagerty on Saturday. Akiba said the incident is extremely regrettable, and called for cooperation with the police investigation and thorough measures to enforce discipline and prevent a recurrence.
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 .
A senior prosecutor says the Tokyo court's rejection of the request to extend the detention of the two former Nissan executives is "very surprising" and "unjust."
The official says prosecutors were aware of the criticism in overseas media of the long detention of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and his close aide, but they believed the possibility of rejection was very low.
A senior Defense Ministry official says Akita Prefecture in northern Japan is one of the best locations for the planned deployment of a ground-based ballistic missile defense system.
The ministry plans to install 2 Aegis Ashore units to guard against possible missile attacks from North Korea. The candidate sites are the Self-Defense Force grounds in Akita City and Hagi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan is making several changes in the management team of its North American manufacturing, supply chain and purchasing organization. The changes are effective October 1, 2017.
John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America is appointed Alliance executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management, Renault-Nissan Alliance. The Alliance converged manufacturing function covers global industrial strategy (including sourcing), production process engineering, production control and supply chain management.