BUSINESS – 8

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)
Apr 05
Carlos Ghosn, the former head of the Nissan-Renault automaking alliance, maintained his innocence in a video taken before his fourth arrest in Japan Thursday on new charges of misusing corporate money. (Nikkei)
Apr 04
Executives at Toyota Motor say they will grant royalty-free access to their patents for hybrid vehicles. They're aiming to expand the HV market amid a global tightening of fuel economy rules. (NHK)

Apr 03
A defense lawyer for Carlos Ghosn says his legal team has asked a Tokyo court to separate the former Nissan Motor chairman's trial from the carmaker's. (NHK)
Apr 03
Japan’s Rakuten said on Monday it will book a 110 billion yen ($989.74 million) gain in the quarter through March on its investment in Lyft following the U.S. ride-hailing firm’s listing last week. (Japan Today)
Apr 03
Major convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. on Tuesday introduced checkouts that use facial recognition technology as the company looks to make adjustments amid a nationwide labor shortage. (Japan Times)
Apr 02
Many Japanese companies rushed Monday to secure business opportunities with the unveiling of the new imperial era name that will be used from May 1, preparing or releasing products inscribed with the two Chinese characters "Reiwa." (Kyodo)
Apr 02
New recruits marked their first day of work at companies and public offices across Japan on Monday, the start of the country's fiscal 2019 that coincided with the implementation of stricter overtime restrictions. (Kyodo)

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