Sources: Ship Captain's Error Caused Guam Accident

Sources: Ship captain's error caused Guam accident

NHK has learned that a collision involving a Japanese cruise ship in Guam was caused by the captain's error.

The Nippon Maru, operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, hit a pier while leaving a port in the Pacific island on December 30th. The vessel and the pier were damaged.

Sources: Nissan Considered Paying Juffali Directly

Sources: Nissan considered paying Juffali directly

Japanese prosecutors are expected to soon indict former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn on another charge -- aggravated breach of trust. Friday is the last day of Ghosn's detention period.

Ghosn is suspected of paying about 15 million dollars to a company run by Saudi businessman Khaled Al-Juffali for helping him with credit guarantees needed for his personal investment losses. He was served a fresh warrant last month on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust.

Sources: Ghosn Signed Off On Retirement Pay Deal

Sources: Ghosn signed off on retirement pay deal

Sources say former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn had signed confidential in-house documents related to arrangements for his retirement allowances.

Ghosn is under arrest on suspicion of understating his executive pay by tens of millions of dollars in Nissan's securities reports in the 5 years through fiscal 2014.

Sources: Stock-based Pay To Ghosn Unreported

Sources: Stock-based pay to Ghosn unreported

Tokyo prosecutors are trying to uncover the murky flow of funds to Nissan Motor's chairman. Carlos Ghosn was arrested this week on suspicion of underreporting his earnings. Now, NHK has learned he received rights to tens-of-millions of dollars in stock-based compensation. But it never appeared in the company's securities reports.

Sources say when Nissan's share price performs well, executives can receive cash as part of their compensation.

Sources: Nissan Paid Huge Sums For Ghosn's Houses

Sources: Nissan paid huge sums for Ghosn's houses

NHK has learned that Nissan Motor provided its Chairman Carlos Ghosn with houses in 4 countries without any legitimate business reason. He was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct.

Sources say the houses are located in: Rio de Janeiro; Beirut; Paris; and Amsterdam.

Sources: Top Bureaucrat Dined With Bribery Suspect

Sources: Top bureaucrat dined with bribery suspect

NHK has learned that a top health ministry official attended a dinner event hosted by a consultant accused of buying favors.

Sources tell NHK the gathering took place in October last year. It was arranged by Koji Taniguchi, a former medical consultancy executive.

Sources: Six Former Aum Cult Members Executed

Sources: Six former Aum cult members executed

The main culprits behind a series of attacks that terrorized Japan in the 1990s are dead. Sources say 6 jailed members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo have been executed. They were the last remaining members on death row. This comes after the cult's former leader and 6 other members were put to death in early July.

Aum members were involved in a series of crimes that left 29 people dead.

Sources: Former Aum Shinrikyo Leader Executed

Sources: Former Aum Shinrikyo leader executed

Sources say the leader of a doomsday cult that carried out the deadly subway attack in Tokyo in 1995 has been executed.

Shoko Asahara whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto had been on death row for more than a decade after being convicted of murder and other crimes.

Sources: 7 Former Aum Cult Members Executed

Sources: 7 former Aum cult members executed

Sources say the former leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that carried out the 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes has been executed, along with 6 of his former disciples.

They say Shoko Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, was executed at the Tokyo detention house on Friday. He was 63.

Sources: 4 Ex-aum Cult Members Executed

Sources: 4 ex-Aum cult members executed

Sources say the former leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that carried out the 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes has been executed, along with 3 of his former disciples.

They say Shoko Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, was executed at the Tokyo detention house on Friday. He was 63.

Gov Team Concluded Emperor's Abdication 'difficult': Sources

Gov team concluded Emperor's abdication 'difficult': sourcesA secret government team looking into the possibility of allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate had concluded that such an option would be difficult and had replied as such to the Imperial Household Agency, months before the news broke about the Emperor's wishes for abdication, it has been learned.