BUSINESS – 7

Apr 13
The Tokyo District Court decided Friday to extend former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn's detention by eight days, refusing to grant the full 10 requested by prosecutors in an unusual move. (Nikkei)
Apr 11
Japan's antitrust watchdog on Wednesday raided the offices of Rakuten Inc and two other online booking operators, alleging they hurt fair trade by requiring accommodation clients offer their lowest prices on their platforms, according to a source close to the matter. (Japan Today)
Apr 11
Japan's government on Wednesday approved plans by four mobile network operators to build superfast fifth-generation wireless networks, with investment set to total 1.6 trillion yen ($14.4 billion) over the next five years. (Nikkei)
Apr 10
The ousted Chairman of Nissan says what's happening around him is a conspiracy. Carlos Ghosn's lawyers released a video of him addressing the public for the first time. It was filmed before his latest arrest last week. (NHK)
Apr 10
The Japanese government will sell off another chunk of Japan Post Holdings as early as this fall, moving to end a more than decadelong privatization process. (Nikkei)

Apr 10
Japanese convenience store operator FamilyMart will recruit franchisees to test shorter hours as the industry grapples with a labor crunch that has made it harder to maintain the traditional round-the-clock model, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
Apr 09
Japan will redesign its banknotes to incorporate the latest anti-forgery techniques. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the makeover on Tuesday. The design changes will be the first since 2004. (NHK)
Apr 09
Carlos Ghosn has accused Nissan Motor executives of sacrificing the interests of the company by playing a "dirty game" to oust him as chairman, in a video statement recorded shortly before his fourth arrest in Tokyo last week. (Nikkei)
Apr 06
Sources say Tokyo prosecutors have obtained email correspondence showing how part of the funds Nissan paid to a dealership in Oman were allegedly channeled to former chairman Carlos Ghosn. (NHK)
Apr 06
Seven-Eleven Japan will get a new leader as it struggles to find workers for its round-the-clock business. The new chief says he will be flexible in responding to the needs of individual outlets. (NHK)

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