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Japan may ban sale of new petrol-powered cars by mid-2030s

December 04, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Japan may ban sales of new petrol-engine cars by the mid-2030s in favour of hybrid or electric vehicles, public broadcaster NHK reported yesterday, aligning it with other countries and regions that are imposing curbs on fossil fuel vehicles.

Carlos Ghosn's repeated arrests in Japan were 'extrajudicial abuse', says UN

November 23, 2020 7:23 PM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Carlos Ghosn's detention for almost 130 days in a Japanese jail was neither necessary nor reasonable and violated the former Nissan chairman's human rights, a UN panel concluded in a harsh critique of Tokyo prosecutors who led the case against him.

Ghosn's wife steps up call for G-20 leaders to help her husband

June 29, 2019 1:13 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - The wife of ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has again called on world leaders, who have gathered in Japan for a G-20 summit, to help raise the issue of her husband's treatment in the country where he is facing financial misconduct charges.

Nissan ex-chief Ghosn cancels hastily arranged Tokyo press conference

June 28, 2019 8:24 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn abruptly cancelled plans on Friday (June 28) for what would have been his first press conference since his arrest in November, after his daughters expressed concern it could invite retaliation by Japanese authorities, his lawyers said.

Carmakers tap virtual reality to keep driver and passengers awake in autonomous cars

June 14, 2019 5:55 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Audi, Nissan and other car makers are banking on talking cartoon characters and other virtual reality experiences to keep drivers and other occupants of future autonomous vehicles entertained, car industry executives said.

Divorce? Merger? Renault-Nissan alliance faces a crossroads

June 11, 2019 2:25 PM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co's two-decade partnership is hurtling toward a reckoning, their carmaking alliance shaken by the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn in November and fruitless merger talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Tokyo prosecutors detail Ghosn's alleged cash transfer in revised indictment: Kyodo

May 14, 2019 12:25 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Tokyo prosecutors have filed a request to revise the content of their indictment of Carlos Ghosn for aggravated breach of trust, providing further details on alleged cash transfers involving the former Nissan boss and a Saudi friend, Kyodo news reported.

Former Nissan Chairman Ghosn decries bail conditions limiting contact with his wife

April 26, 2019 12:03 AM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was released on bail from a Tokyo jail on Thursday (April 25), said he was grateful bail had been granted but denounced conditions limiting contact with his wife.

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