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Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

04 Apr 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

04 Apr 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million (£6.8 million) bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labour system opens up

18 Mar 2019

TOKYO When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a "technical trainee" visa, she was given a stark choice: "Have an abortion or go back to Vietnam."

'Fear' and 'favour' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

25 Jan 2019

TOKYO Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor office.

INSIGHT-Fear and favour chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

24 Jan 2019

TOKYO, Jan 25 Early in December, dozens of journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their brand-new 14th floor office.

Japan opens door wider to foreign blue-collar workers despite criticism

08 Dec 2018

TOKYO Japan, in a major policy shift, enacted on Saturday a law to let in more foreign, blue-collar workers to ease a labour shortage, despite criticism it was too hastily crafted and risked exposing the workers to exploitation.

As Japan considers allowing more foreigners, tiny rural town wants to go further

06 Dec 2018

AKITAKATA, Japan Brazilian Luan Dartora Taniuti settled in the remote municipality of Akitakata in southwest Japan when he was nine. Leonel Maia of East Timor has been there nearly seven years. Filipina Gladys Gayeta is a newly arrived trainee factory worker, but must leave in less than three years.

Japanese hostage returns home after 40 months in Syrian 'hell'

25 Oct 2018

TOKYO A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist returned home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell".

REFILE-Japanese hostage returns home after three years in Syrian "hell"

25 Oct 2018

TOKYO, Oct 25 A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist arrives home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell".

Philip Morris aims to revive Japan sales with cheaper heat-not-burn tobacco

23 Oct 2018

TOKYO Philip Morris International Inc released cheaper versions of its IQOS "heat not burn" products in Japan on Tuesday as it tries to revive sales and ward off competition from other alternatives to conventional cigarettes.

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