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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.

Malaysia seeks to boost auto industry with new tech, but previous controversial policies remain

February 21, 2020 4:26 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia launched on Friday (Feb 21) a new roadmap to revive its stagnant automotive industry, aiming to more than double the sector's contribution to the economy from 4.2 per cent of GDP in 2018 to 10 per cent by 2030.

Nissan sues Carlos Ghosn in Japan, seeks S$126m in damages

February 12, 2020 4:10 PM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Nissan Motor is stepping up its pursuit of claims against former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, suing for 10 billion yen (S$126 million) in damages from the former leader of the Japanese automaker and its alliance with Renault.

Carlos Ghosn's Japan lawyer quits after client's flight to Lebanon

January 16, 2020 11:56 AM

TOKYO (AP) - One of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from that job after Ghosn fled the country.

Japan and Nissan hit back at Ghosn's claims

January 10, 2020 5:00 AM

The Japanese government, prosecutors and Nissan have hit back at fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn's tirade against Japan's criminal justice system and claims of a corporate conspiracy at a news conference in Lebanon.

Decision to flee was the most difficult of my life, says Ghosn

January 09, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIRUT • Carlos Ghosn went on the attack against Japan's criminal justice system less than two weeks after becoming the world's most famous fugitive with a daring escape to Lebanon, saying the decision to flee was the most difficult of his life.

Ghosn's wife says she knew nothing about escape

January 09, 2020 5:00 AM

PARIS • Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's wife Carole has said she was not in the loop about his audacious escape from Japan, adding that it was the "only choice possible".

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