⚔️ Japan jails Taylor July 19, 2021 Former US Army Special Forces op Michael Taylor and his son Peter sentenced to jail by a Tokyo court for helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in 2019 to avoid prosecution for alleged financial crimes. Michael received a 2 year sentence, his son was given 20 months behind bars.
Ghosn was put on a private plane to Turkey then Lebanon, which does not have an extradition treaty with Japan. It’s believed that the Taylors received $1 million for their role in the escape. They pled guilty to the charges last month, after being extradited from the US to face trial in Japan. www.rt.com/news/529556-american-father-son-prison-ghosn-japan
Japan flood emergency evacuations Aug 14, 2021 Japan put 3 prefectures and Hiroshima on Level 5 high emergency alert, which means it’s too late to evacuate as torrential rains caused flooding and mudslides. Several rivers running through the region were deemed at high risk of overflowing. www.rt.com/news/532014-japan-rain-flooding-alert
Kishida next Japan PM Sep 29, 2021 Japanese Fumio Kishida has been elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), ensuring he will replace outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in the next couple of days. www.rt.com/news/536106-kishida-japan-prime-minister
Japan Fukushima Nov 26, 2021 A costly ice wall, set up to prevent an outflow of contaminated water from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, may have partially melted. TEPCO is planning to reinforce the wall in December www.rt.com/news/541368-fukushima-ice-wall-nuclear/
JAPAN * Aiko turns 20 Dec 1, 2021 Princess Aiko, daughter of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako turned 20, ready for a debut as a new adult member to take a share of official duties for the royal family under the male-only succession law.
JAPAN GOVT RESIGNS Aug 12, 2022 The entire Japanese government has resigned. The new Japanese government led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to be announced soon. Originally, the government reshuffle was supposed to be carried out in early September, but now due to the mention to accelerate the promotion of his economic concept of “new capitalism”, the need to take action due to rising food and fuel prices, and in order to prepare in advance for the session of parliament, the prime minister decide to speed up the reshuffle process in the government ina.iq/eng/21232-japans-government-resigns-in-its-entirety.html www.businesstoday.com.my/2022/08/10/japans-government-resigns-in-its-entirety/