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Did Abe flout Japan election law?

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

The ghosts of an old scandal have returned to haunt former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, whose key aides are being investigated for their role in a cherry blossom party controversy.

Documents show Japan ex-PM Abe's camp subsidised backers' party

November 23, 2020 5:35 PM

Politicians in Japan are strictly forbidden to give anything to constituents that could be construed as a gift

Thai A-G to recommend reopening case against Red Bull heir

August 05, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • The heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune is believed to have been driving much faster than initially thought when he was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in 2012, a prosecution spokesman said yesterday, in a case that has stirred anger in Thailand.

Japan probe into casino bribery case widens, pachinko operator raided

December 26, 2019 4:34 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese authorities raided the headquarters of a pachinko operator on Thursday (Dec 26) as part of a bribery investigation centred on a ruling party lawmaker, media reported, widening a scandal that could undermine government efforts to develop casinos.

Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until April 22

April 12, 2019 2:53 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese court on Friday (April 12) ruled that Carlos Ghosn can be detained until April 22, as prosecutors grill the former Nissan boss over allegations of financial misconduct.

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