Caylon Neely

Handcuffed business hero protests his innocence from the dock

One of the most powerful business figures in Japan has appeared in court in handcuffs and wearing plastic slippers. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said “I am innocent of all the accusations made against me.” He said he’d been unfairly detained on “meritless and unsubstantiated grounds.” The appearance was short but it’s shown that this …

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Angry Asian Girls Raise Questions about Art and Pornography

Is it artistic to show pictures of naked women tied by ropes? That question has often been asked about the famous Japanese photographer Araki. He exhibits works at some of the world’s most prestigious galleries. However, some Asian women say they’ve had enough. Find out the reasons for their angry protest in this week’s Japan …

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Japan warns Britain – avoid a no deal Brexit

Japan usually tries not to intervene in the politics of other countries. But Britain’s exit from the EU has big implications for Japanese companies, which have been lobbying politicians in the House of Commons this week. The Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has also been pressing his case to the British leader Theresa May. Will …

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Japan would make the perfect ally if Trump wants to raise the stakes with China

President Trump is feeling confident following the Midterm elections. Although he lost some political support, he’s free to continue his trade battle with China. Japan recognises China as a rival is some ways, although their relationship is intertwined economically. In this week’s Japan Story blog, we look at the dilemmas facing Japan because of Mr …

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Japan and China are entering a new stage and it’s all about business

China’s attitude to Japan has changed. Shinzo Abe is receiving the red carpet treatment in Beijing. China and Japan have long been rivals and five years ago their relationship was in poor state, diplomatically. China blamed the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for stirring up trouble over history and territorial disputes. Yet this week, China’s …

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