MY RECENT STORIES FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, WHERE I WORK AS A REPORTER AND SOMETIMES ALSO DO PHOTOS AND VIDEO
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My AP Story Aug. 5, 2019 on Japan’s NEC showing its “flying car.”
It flew substantially longer than another flying car from Japan demonstrated in 2017:
My AP Story Aug. 19, 2019 on the history behind the worsening ties between South Korea and Japan, a collaboration with my Seoul colleague Kim Tong Hyung.
My AP Story June 5, 2019 on how in #MeToo era a Japanese woman slams #KuToo heels dress code.
My AP Story Aug. 20, 2019, on documents showing Japan’s wartime emperor had deep regrets.
My AP Story May 25, 2019 on how trade is a big issue during President Donald Trump’s state visit, but the deficit problem is worse with neighboring China.
My AP Story July 1, 2019, co-bylined with my colleague in Seoul Hyung-jin Kim, on Japan’s restrictions on exports to South Korea.
My AP Story May 21, 2019 on how Trump’s checking out sumo during his state visit is proving a head-ache.
My AP Story April 1, 2019 on Toyota’s robot that can’t slam dunk but shoots mean 3-pointer.
My AP Story and My AP Photos May 13, 2019 on the U.S. Agriculture Secretary’s barbecue to sell Japan on buying American beef.
My AP Story May 17, 2019 on a court case looking at the legality of Taiji dolphin killing, made famous in the Oscar-winning film “The Cove.”
My AP Story May 29, 2019 about Japan’s aid to Bangladesh during leader’s visit.
My coverage of Carlos Ghosn
My AP Story Aug. 6, 2019 on how Mrs. Carole Ghosn is protesting the restrictions on communicating with her husband.
My AP Story April 17, 2019, in which I interview Mrs. Carole Ghosn. She says her husband is ready for a fight but she fears he may not get a fair trial.
My AP Story June 1, 2019, in which I interview Takashi Takano, a lawyer for Carlos Ghosn who criticized the bail conditions that prevent his client from seeing his wife as violating human rights.
My AP Story July 25, 2019 on Nissan slashing 12,500 jobs as it reports dismal earnings.
My AP Story July 24 2019 on Nissan directors on governance promising reforms but say job cuts are also coming.
My AP Story June 7, 2019, about how Nissan had no say but had the technology that drove the merger talks between Renault and Fiat Chrysler.
My AP Story June 5, 2019, about how the merger talks had left Nissan out in the cold.
My AP Story June 10, 2019 about my visit to the Tokyo Detention House, where Ghosn was held for 130 days.
My AP Story June 25, 2019 on Nissan’s shareholders meeting where they approve governance steps and keep Saikawa on its board.
My AP Story June 12, 2019 on how proxy companies are advising Nissan shareholders against approving the reappointment of Hiroto Saikawa as a board director.
My AP Story May 29, 2019 on Renault talking with Nissan about the Fiat Chrysler merger proposal.
My AP Story June 20, 2019 about Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approving the ouster of Ghosn.
My AP Story May 13, 2019 A takeout on Nissan without Ghosn.
My AP Story May 14, 2019 on Nissan’s earnings results, slammed by Ghosn’s arrest.
My AP Story April 25, 2019, in which a court approves Ghosn’s release on bail for his rearrest, and Ghosn walks out of detention.
My AP Story April 9, 2019 on Carlos Ghosn’s video statement in which he says a “conspiracy” at Nissan led to his arrest.
My AP Story May 17, 2019 about Nissan proposing new board members including Renault’s Bollore.
My AP Story May 9, 2019 on court denying appeal on restrictions about Ghosn’s contact with his wife.
My AP Story April 4, 2019 about the rearrest of Carlos Ghosn on fresh allegations despite his release on bail.
My AP Story April 24, 2019 on Nissan slashing profit forecast on Ghosn fallout.
My AP Story April 8, 2019 on Nissan shareholders approving Ghosn’s outster from the company board.
My AP Story April 10, 2019 on Ghosn’s lawyers appealing to the Supreme Court over the latest detention.
My AP Story April 11, 2019 about his wife getting questioned in a Tokyo court.
My AP Story April 7, 2019 on his lawyer clarifying the conditions for his initial release on bail.
My AP Story April 12, 2019 about his detention being approved through April 22.
My AP Story April 5, 2019 about his detention being approved through April 14.
My AP Story April 3, 2019 about Carlos Ghosn saying he will hold a news conference April 11, noting he is ready to tell the truth about what’s happening.
My AP Story March 27, 2019, on Nissan’s governance committee that says Ghosn had too much power.
My AP Story March 12, 2019 on how Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi, with Ghosn gone, is forming a new alliance board.
My AP Story March 11, 2019 on a Tokyo court rejecting Ghosn’s request to go to a Nissan board meeting.
My AP Story March 8, 2019 on lawyer apologizing for Ghosn’s ‘disguise’ during his release.
My AP Story March 7, 2019 on the Japan reaction to Ghosn’s release.
My AP Story March 6, 2019 on Ghosn released from detention after more than 100 days.
My AP Story March 5, 2019 on the back and forth on the bail release.
My AP Story March 4, 2019 on Ghosn’s new lawyer Junichiro Hironaka hoping to gain release on bail.
My AP Story Feb. 15, 2019 on Ghosn’s new power defense: The high-profile cases by Junichiro Hironaka. Yoichi Kitamura, the attorney for Greg Kelly, who was arrested with Ghosn, was also on the defense team of Ichiro Ozawa, one of Hironaka’s acquittal wins.
My reporting on Mr. Hironaka’s news conference April 2, 2019 is the bottom part of this AP Story out of Paris.
I am a contributor to this AP Story Feb. 8, 2019, with comments from Ghosn’s lawyer and spokeswoman about his Versailles wedding: Ghosn paid for all expenses, didn’t know the rental would be charged to Renault and offers to reimburse Renault.
My AP Story Dec. 5, 2018. I interview the Brazilian consul general in Tokyo, who says Carlos Ghosn is holding up, not worried about his plight and just asked he bring him thrillers next time, not the philosophy and history books he’d brought.
More recent stories:
My AP Story June 5, 2019, about Mark Karpeles starting a blockchain business while fighting for exoneration.
My AP Story March 29, 2019 about Mark Karpeles, former head of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, appealing the ruling.
My AP Story March 15, 2019 about Karpeles’ getting a suspended sentence, avoiding jail time, on data manipulation but cleared of other charges.
My AP Story May 9, 2019 about Toyota and Panasonic combining their housing businesses in Japan.
My AP Story March 9, 2019 about Guinness naming Japanese woman as oldest person at 116.
My story about architect Arata Isozaki awarded the Pritzker
My AP Story March 6, 2019 on Isozaki being honored with architecture’s highest award.
My coverage of Shinya Tsukamoto, a legendary filmmaker
My coverage of Okinawa and Gov. Denny Tamaki
My AP Story March 1, 2019 when Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki talks about his meeting with the prime minister on the referendum that rejected the Henoko relocation plan.
My reporting on the Mayweather exhibition fight in Japan
My AP Stories on Naomi Osaka
The latest in my Godzilla coverage
More recent stories:
My AP Story July 26, 2019 on SoftBank announcing $108 billion Vision Fund 2.
My coverage of the move from Tsukiji to Toyosu
My AP Story Oct. 11, 2018
A related AP story Oct. 5, 2018
My AP Story and My AP Photo Oct. 16, 2018.
My coverage of the Zozo CEO and his trip to the moon on Elon Musk’s rocket
My AP Story Oct. 9, 2018
And My AP Story with more background on MZ when he first announced the moon trip Sept. 19, 2018
My visit to a nursery school that uses digital technology in their program
My Story Sept. 26, 2018
OTHER RECENT STORIES
My AP Story Jan. 22, 2019.
My AP Story March 28, 2019 on Honda and Hino joining the mobility service venture.
My AP Story Oct. 4, 2018
My AP Story Sept. 19, 2018
My AP Story Aug. 24, 2018
My AP Story June 14, 2018
My AP Story June 8
My AP Story June 7, 2018
My AP Story April 26, 2018
My AP Story April 20, 2018
My AP Story April 12, 2018
My AP Story April 6, 2018
My AP Story March 28, 2018
My AP Story March 23, 2018
My AP Story March 3, 2018
My AP Story Feb. 11, 2018
My AP Story Feb. 2, 2018