Emperor Naruhito Addresses Public For First Time

Emperor Naruhito addresses public for first time

Japanese Emperor Naruhito has addressed the public for the first time since ascending the throne on Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrate the Imperial succession. Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, and other adult members of the Imperial family appeared together on the balcony of the Imperial Palace.

How Enthronement Schedule Is Different This Time

How enthronement schedule is different this time

The ceremonies marking Crown Prince Naruhito's enthronement will be different from the ones his father experienced when he took the throne.

A big change this time is that two key ceremonies will happen this fall -- the same year as the enthronement.
Last time, both were staged nearly two years later because the succession occurred when Emperor Showa died.
The country was in a period of mourning and officials needed time to prepare for the ceremonies.

Carlos Ghosn Granted Bail For Second Time

Carlos Ghosn granted bail for second time

A Tokyo court has granted bail for the second time to former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn. The 65-year-old was detained for a second time earlier this month. Prosecutors then charged him with aggravated breach of trust.

The court set Ghosn's bail at about 4 and a half million dollars. That's on top of the 9 million dollars he paid the last time he was released on bail.

Ghosn Granted Bail For Second Time

Ghosn granted bail for second time

The Tokyo District Court has granted bail for the second time to former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn was released on March 6 after spending 108 days in detention. He posted bail of about 9 million dollars but was arrested again on April 4.

Pilot Apparently Had No Time To Eject Before Crash

Pilot apparently had no time to eject before crash

The pilot of an F-35A fighter jet that crashed into the sea off northern Japan on Tuesday apparently had no time to eject before the crash.

Air Self-Defense Force officials say the F-35A stealth fighter is equipped with an emergency system that ejects pilots from the cockpit and allows them to parachute.

Carlos Ghosn Arrested For Fourth Time

Carlos Ghosn arrested for fourth time

Tokyo prosecutors have arrested former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust. It is rare for prosecutors in Japan to arrest someone who has been released on bail.
Ghosn is reportedly denying all charges.

Prosecutors say Ghosn directed a part of Nissan's funds to a dealership in Oman operated by his acquaintance. The payments were made from 2015 through last year. He is suspected of causing Nissan to lose about 5 million dollars as a result of this transaction.

Ghosn Arrested For Fourth Time

Ghosn arrested for fourth time

Tokyo prosecutors have arrested former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust. It is rare for prosecutors in Japan to arrest someone who has been released on bail.

Prosecutors say Ghosn directed a part of Nissan's funds to a dealership in Oman operated by his acquaintance. The payments were made from 2015 through last year. He is suspected of causing Nissan to lose about 5 million dollars as a result of this transaction.

Toyota Supra Gets Modified For The First Time By Trd

Toyota Supra gets modified for the first time by TRD

The 2020 Supra is still young in this world (though it feels 5 years old at this point), but a TRD Performance Line Concept version of the Supra happened to be revealed in Japan this past weekend. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it is the first time TRD has gotten its hands dirty with the MkV Supra. TRD showed us a teaser for this car not too long ago with a big wing, though the actual car was not wearing that in its reveal at the 2019 Osaka Automesse.

All the modifications are aero-focused for this concept. We're sad to say TRD didn't touch the inline-six engine — perhaps a power bump was too much to hope for this early in the game. Regardless, all the enhanced aero parts are made of carbon fiber and were developed in the wind tunnel to produce tangible gains in downforce and stability. Included on the concept is a front spoiler, side skirt, door garnish, trunk spoiler and rear spats.

Real Wages Up In 2018 For 1st Time In 2 Years

Real wages up in 2018 for 1st time in 2 years

Average monthly wages in Japan adjusted for inflation rose in 2018 for the first time in two years. But critics say the results are skewed.

The release of the preliminary figures by the labor ministry on Friday follows the recent revelation that improper methods were used to conduct the survey.

Nmb48 To Tour The Kinki Region For The First Time In 7 Years

NMB48 to tour the Kinki Region for the first time in 7 years

NMB48 will hold a Kinki tour called 'NMB48 Kinki Juuban Shoubu 2019' from March to April. 

It's been about seven years since the group last toured the Kinki Region. They are scheduled to hold seven shows in Osaka, one in Wakayama, and two in Hyogo. The members will be performing with their new teams as the team shuffle will be effective as of March.