Tag: Japan

Two former Japan cruise ship passengers die

Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus. The man and woman, both Japanese and in their 80s, were taken off the cruise...

Japan confirms first death from coronavirus

Kanagawa – Japan’s Health Minister confirmed the country’s first Covid-19-related death on February 13, Thursday. Through a news conference held on Thursday evening, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato announced the death of a woman in her 80s living in Kanagawa prefecture who has been infected with...

Japan cruise ship virus cases jump to 218 as elderly offered escape

by Harumi Ozawa with Sara Hussein in Tokyo Japan said Thursday it would allow some elderly passengers off a quarantined cruise ship and into government-designated lodging, as the number of new coronavirus cases on the vessel jumped to 218. Thousands of passengers and crew on the...

Nissan files $90 mn suit against Ghosn

Japanese car giant Nissan on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit to reclaim some 10 billion yen ($90 million) from former chairman Carlos Ghosn for what it called "years of his misconduct and fraudulent activity". The 65-year-old faces multiple charges of financial misconduct in Japan but...

New coronavirus found in Japan evacuees who initially tested negative

Two Japanese citizens evacuated from the epicentre of a novel coronavirus outbreak have been diagnosed with the infection after initially testing negative, the health ministry said on Tuesday. One of the two, a man in his 50s who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan...

Failure to deliver: Japan mailman hoarded post for years

A former Japanese postman faces possible charges after police discovered he stockpiled a mountain of mail at his home, reportedly saying it was "too much bother" to deliver the items. The man was "referred to prosecutors for allegedly violating postal law," a Kanagawa prefectural police...

Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists visiting from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began. The man in his sixties from Nara in western Japan drove two groups...

Ghosn ‘fled by bullet train’, Japan vows to bolster borders

New reports emerged Monday on how fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn jumped bail in Japan, as the country's justice minister said border controls would be bolstered after the escape. The 65-year-old executive skipped bail nearly a week ago, fleeing Japan where he was awaiting...

France ‘won’t extradite’ Ghosn if he arrives in country: govt

France "will not extradite" Carlos Ghosn if the former Nissan boss, who fled Japan to avoid a trial and who has French citizenship, arrived in the country, a minister said Monday. "If Mr Ghosn arrived in France, we will not extradite Mr Ghosn because France...

Facing US trade uncertainty, China seeks closer ties with neighbours

China made overtures on trade to Japan and South Korea and offered support for an infrastructure initiative as it hosted the leaders of its two neighbours this week amid strained ties with the US. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday at a meeting with Japanese...