A retired major general of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force says the distribution routes of suspected depleted uranium should be quickly identified.
Powder and solid materials believed to be depleted uranium were listed for sale on an online auction site last year, prompting Japanese police to launch an investigation.
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 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.
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.
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 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.