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Court gives four-year prison sentence to U.S. base worker for attempted forcible intercourse

Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times wrote that on Monday the Naha district court handed down a four-year prison sentence to a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force who was indicted on the charge of attempted forcible sexual intercourse with a Japanese woman with whom he was unacquainted in the early hours of April 17 this year. The defendant was….Read more

  • October 19, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Police arrest woman for trespassing on a U.S. base

On Oct. 16, the Okinawa Police urgently arrested a 49-year-old unemployed woman, who claims to live in Uruma City, on suspicion of violating the act on special measures concerning criminal cases. She allegedly trespassed on the U.S. military’s Camp Foster. During interrogation she admitted having trespassed but reportedly said, “I decline to state the reason.”   According to the arrest….Read more

  • October 17, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 26
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Police to offer economic security consultation to private sector to prevent technological theft

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and other prefectural police departments will engage in “economic security consulting” services targeting businesses and universities to prevent the outflow of cutting-edge technology to other countries, Nikkei learned on Oct. 9 through the MPD. They will provide the private sector with the latest tactics to prevent theft of technology as well as offer consultation.….Read more

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Ghosn vows to ‘get back my rights’ since escape from Japan

TOKYO — Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chief turned fugitive, has vowed to defend his rights in the face of charges from Nissan and Renault despite fleeing Japan nearly two years ago following his arrest.   In an interview over Zoom from the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, Ghosn justified his escape from Japan, calling it a way of….Read more

  • October 12, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:00 p.m.
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Ghosn justifies his escape from Japan

Nikkei ran an online interview with former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday, during which he justified his escape from Japan, calling it a way of speaking out against the accusations against him. Ghosn called former Nissan executive Greg Kelly, who is facing charges that he helped Ghosn hide his compensation, the “only honest and straightforward person.”

  • October 13, 2021
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Panel wants GPS use to keep defendants from fleeing Japan

Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)–Japan should use GPS monitoring devices to prevent indicted individuals from fleeing the country while they are on bail, a government advisory panel working group said Friday.   In its draft proposal, the working group of the Legislative Council, an advisory panel to the justice minister, said that Japan should be able to order defendants to….Read more

  • October 8, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:52 p.m.
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As revised laws squeeze yakuza, gang rosters slowly shrink

Tougher laws and prefectural rules have made life increasingly difficult for yakuza gangs in Japan, leading to a gradual exodus of members over the past decade, sources said.   One of the few lucky former members to have found a job afterward in the construction industry is a 54-year-old residing in Hyogo Prefecture.   When he was in his mid-20s,….Read more

  • October 8, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:40 p.m.
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Pandora papers: Masayoshi Son, other Japanese named in secret tax haven files

A former high-ranking official of the Japanese soccer association who served as a Cabinet adviser and the wealthy CEO of a telecommunications giant are among Japanese individuals whose names crop up in secret records collectively known as the Pandora Papers.   An anonymous source shared the vast trove of data with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a Washington-based….Read more

  • October 4, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 11:00 a.m.
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Phishing scam posing as Docomo causes ¥100 mil. damages

NTT Docomo, Inc. announced Saturday that fraudulent phishing messages claiming to be from DoCoMo were sent to users’ cell phones in order to steal their PINs and surreptitiously buy gift cards.   The number of victims is about 1,200, and the total amount of damages is about ¥100 million, for which NTT Docomo said it will compensate for the full….Read more

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:07 p.m.
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Prosecutors seek two-year prison term for Greg Kelly over financial misconduct

All national dailies wrote that prosecutors sought a two-year prison term for Greg Kelly, a former Nissan Motor executive, for helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn underreport his remuneration in a trial at the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday. The defense counsel for Kelly, who has pleaded not guilty, is scheduled to make its final argument on Oct. 27.

  • September 30, 2021
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