Senior Official Lodges Protest With Us Ambassador

Senior official lodges protest with US ambassador

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.

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 .

Court's Decision Surprises Senior Prosecutor

Court's decision surprises senior prosecutor

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.

Senior Defense Ministry Official Visits Akita

Senior Defense Ministry official visits Akita

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.

Nissan Announces Senior Management Changes For North America

Nissan announces senior management changes for North America

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.

Toyota Australia Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Toyota Australia Announces Senior Leadership ChangesToyota Australia has appointed Sean Hanley to the key position of Divisional Manager Sales reporting directly to Executive Director Tony Cramb.
The appointment is a significant strategic move as the market leader works towards its transition to full importation of cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles by 2018.

Honda Power Equipment Mfg’s Senior Production Manager Is Who Makes A Honda

Honda Power Equipment Mfg’s Senior Production Manager is Who Makes a HondaHonda today unveiled the newest associate profile in its popular 12-part What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series. Freddie Wynn, senior production manager at Honda Power Equipment Mfg. (HPE) in Swepsonville, North Carolina, is featured not only for his commitment to creating quality products, but also for his dedication to making his community a better place to live.

Subaru Announces The Retirement Of H. William Cyphers Iii And The Appointment Of Jeffrey A. Walters As Senior Vice President

Subaru Announces The Retirement Of H. William Cyphers III And The Appointment Of Jeffrey A. Walters As Senior Vice PresidentSubaru of America, Inc. (SOA) today announced the retirement of H. William (Bill) Cyphers III and the appointment of Jeffrey A. Walters to senior vice president - sales, effective July 1. Reporting to president and chief operating officer Thomas J. Doll, Walters will be responsible for the company's sales activities and will oversee the company’s sales organization at its Cherry Hill NJ headquarters as well as its regional, zone and distributor offices.