Health Ministry To Step Up Quarantine At Ports

Health ministry to step up quarantine at ports

Health Minister Katsunobu Kato has disclosed plans to step up measures at ports of entry from China to prevent the spread of infections caused by a new strain of the coronavirus.

Questionnaires about symptoms will be distributed to passengers arriving on flights from Wuhan, China, where the deadly outbreak began.

Heads Of 3 Japan Post Group Firms To Step Down

Heads of 3 Japan Post group firms to step down

The heads of three Japan Post group firms are set to resign amid a scandal involving dubious sales of insurance policies.

Sources say Japan Post Holdings President Masatsugu Nagato, Japan Post President Kunio Yokoyama, and Japan Post Insurance President Mitsuhiko Uehira will step down to take responsibility. The whole group employs about 420,000 workers.

Onagawa No.2 Reactor A Step Closer To Restart

Onagawa No.2 reactor a step closer to restart

A reactor damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan has cleared a major hurdle to getting back online.

On Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulation Authority approved a draft assessment for the No.2 reactor at the Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture.

Tokyo Police Step Up Security For Imperial Parade

Tokyo police step up security for Imperial parade

Japanese police have stepped up security in central Tokyo before Sunday's Imperial procession marking Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

Crowds of people are expected along the parade route stretching from the Imperial Palace to the Akasaka residence.

Nissan Ceo To Step Down

Nissan CEO to step down

Nissan's CEO Hiroto Saikawa will resign on September 16, according to the chair of the automakers' board. The announcement came after a board meeting about the overcompensation of Saikawa and other executives.

Masuko To Step Down As Mitsubishi Motors Ceo, Kato To Succeed Him

Masuko to step down as Mitsubishi Motors CEO, Kato to succeed him

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Friday that Osamu Masuko will step down as its chief executive on June 21 and be replaced by Takao Kato, who is president of its operations in Indonesia.

Masuko will retain his role as chairman of the board, Mitsubishi Motors said in a statement, adding that Masuko and Kato will hold a press conference on May 20 to discuss the changes.

Joc Chief Conveys His Decision To Step Down

JOC chief conveys his decision to step down

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda has informed his associates that he will step down, in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. Informed sources told NHK that Takeda has already communicated his intention to retire.

Takeda has been in hot water since allegations surfaced he was involved in bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games. An investigating judge in France has been looking into whether to bring Takeda to trial since December last year.

Sources: Ghosn Plans To Step Down From Renault

Sources: Ghosn plans to step down from Renault

NHK sources say former Nissan head Carlos Ghosn intends to resign from his position as the chairman and CEO of Renault.

Ghosn has been held in detention in Tokyo for over 2 months on a series of financial misconduct allegations.

Russia And Japan To Step Up Talks For Peace Treaty

Russia and Japan to step up talks for peace treaty

Russia's Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov says the leaders of Russia and Japan have agreed to step up the pace of talks based on the 1956 Joint Declaration.

Peskov briefed reporters on the outcome of the summit talks between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Singapore on Wednesday.

Abe, Macron Agree To Step Up Security Cooperation

Abe, Macron agree to step up security cooperation

The leaders of Japan and France have agreed to strengthen security cooperation with the aim of realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday.