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 coverage of Carlos Ghosn
My AP Story Feb. 13, 2019 on Carlos Ghosn tapping a lawyer famous for acquittals for his defense, replacing his previous attorney, a former prosecutor .
My AP Story Jan. 21, 2019 on Carlos Ghosn requesting bail and promising to live in Japan, wear an ankle tether and hire security, while asserting his innocence.
My AP Story Jan. 22, 2019 on bail being denied.
My AP Story Nov. 19, 2018 on the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for nearly two decades. The arrest was on allegations he falsified his income reporting.
My AP Story Jan. 8, 2019, on Carlos Ghosn appearing in court to assert his innocence and question his detention nearly two months after his arrest.
Habeas corpus? In Japan, “hostage justice” My AP Story Dec. 23, 2018.
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.
Nissan CEO at the news conference in Yokohama headquarters. Photo by Shuji Kajiyama.
A COUP OR NOT A COUP? THAT IS THE QUESTION: My AP Story Dec. 13, 2018 on how the arrest of Nissan star Ghosn is raising such speculation.
My AP Story Jan. 11, 2019 on Carlos Ghosn being charged with breach of trust, making his release unlikely for months to come.
My AP Story Jan. 18, 2019, on Mitsubishi Motors board considering new allegations against Ghosn.
My feet visible in the media huddle.
My AP Story Jan. 15, 2019, on Carlos Ghosn’s request for release on bail denied.
My AP Story Jan. 14, 2019 on how Carlos Ghosn’s wife slams detention as “draconian” in a letter.
My AP Story Jan. 11, 2019 on Carlos Ghosn coming down a fever and his wife issuing a statement.
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.
My AP Story Nov. 30, 2018 on the lawyer for the executive arrested with Ghosn, Greg Kelly, who says his client is innocent and abided by law and company policy.
My AP Story Dec. 31, 2018 about the court extending Ghosn’s detention by 10 days through Jan. 11.
The Tokyo Detention Center
My AP Story Dec. 3, 2018 on how Ghosn’s case highlights corporate governance failings in Japan
My AP Story Nov. 22, 2018 on Nissan’s board voting unanimously to dismiss Ghosn as chairman
My AP Story Nov. 27, 2018 on East-West auto alliances.
My AP Story Feb. 5, 2019 on Nissan board tapping Renault’s Senard and setting extraordinary shareholder’s meeting.
My AP Story Jan. 30, 2019 on Nikkei’s interview with Ghosn in detention, quoting him as saying a “plot and treason” led to his arrest.
My AP Story Dec. 17, 2018 on how Nissan decides not to name a new chairman as a replacement for the ousted Ghosn.
My AP Story Nov. 26, 2018 on Mitsubishi Motors firing Ghosn as chairman.
My AP Story Dec. 10, 2018, on Ghosn getting charged by prosecutors.
My AP Story Dec. 12, 2018 about Greg Kelly’s lawyers protesting prolonged detention
My AP Story Dec. 11, 2018 about Ghosn’s detention being extended through Dec. 20
My AP Story Jan. 9, 2019 on Nissan’s unveiling the new Leaf electric car after Ghosn’s arrest delayed it
My AP Story Jan. 9, 2019 on Tokyo court turning down Ghosn’s appeal of long detention.
My AP Story Dec. 7, 2018, on Nissan disclosing more dubious inspections.
My AP Story Jan. 12, 2019, on Munoz resigning from Nissan, the first high-profile departure publicly acknowledged as related to Ghosn’s arrest.
My AP Story Jan. 5, 2019 on a Nissan executive going on leave for tasks related to Ghosn’s arrest.
My AP Story Jan. 30, 2019 about global auto sales for Toyota, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi versus Volkswagen
My coverage of Shinya Tsukamoto, a legendary filmmaker
My AP Story on Shinya Tsukamoto’s new film “Killing,” inspired by the masters, horror of violence
And My AP Interview with the director Shinya Tsukamoto from last year.
My coverage of the Okinawa election and My AP Interview with Denny Tamaki
My AP Interview with Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki Oct. 31, 2018.
My AP Story Oct. 1, 2018 when Denny Tamaki, critic of U.S. bases on Okinawa, won the election
My AP Story Oct. 2, 2019 on how the new Okinawa chief embodies the complexity of Japan’s U.S. bases
My reporting on the Mayweather exhibition fight in Japan
My AP Story Dec. 31, 2018, on how Mayweather stopped Nasukawa in the first round, flooring him three times.
My AP Story Dec. 29, 2018 when Mayweather arrives at last for the fight.
My AP Story Dec. 18, 2018 on how opponent Tenshin Nasukawa is looking for a real fight.
My AP Story on how the fight is on again Nov. 18, 2018.
My AP Stories on Naomi Osaka
My AP Story Jan. 24, 2019 on how Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints but star remains focused on the game.
Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal
The latest in my Godzilla coverage
My AP Story and My AP Photo on Godzilla Oct. 31, 2018.
More recent stories:
Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer. My AP Story Nov. 15, 2018.
Japan’s SoftBank invests in US office space-sharing WeWork. My AP Story Nov. 15, 2018.
SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some $20 billion, My AP Story Nov. 12, 2018.
Japanese Actor Koji Yakusho says his is a solitary craft in My AP Story Sept. 29, 2018.
SoftBank decries journalist’s death, defends Saudi fund
My AP Story Oct. 29, 2018 about a princess marrying a “salaryman”
My AP Story Oct. 28, 2018 about India’s prime minister visiting Japan
My AP Story Oct. 23, 2018 about Philip Morris in Japan
My coverage of the move from Tsukiji to Toyosu
My AP Story Oct. 11, 2018
New fish market opens with tradition: the tuna auction
A related AP story Oct. 5, 2018
Famed Tsukiji fish market uneasy over move to new site
My AP Story and My AP Photo Oct. 16, 2018.
Official: Move of Japan fish market could have been better
My coverage of the Zozo CEO and his trip to the moon on Elon Musk’s rocket
My AP Story Oct. 9, 2018
Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Elon Musk
And My AP Story with more background on MZ when he first announced the moon trip Sept. 19, 2018
SpaceX’s first traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon
My visit to a nursery school that uses digital technology in their program
My Story Sept. 26, 2018
Japan preschool using tablets to prep tots for digital age
OTHER RECENT STORIES
My AP Story Feb. 1, 2019, on Nintendo seeking growth outside games.
My AP Story Jan. 22, 2019.
Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green car batteries.
My AP Story Oct. 4, 2018
Toyota, SoftBank setting up mobility services joint venture
My AP Story Sept. 19, 2018
Will flying cars take off? Japan’s government hopes so
My AP Story Aug. 24, 2018
AP Interview: Japan official says Trump misunderstands trade
My AP Story June 14, 2018
Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars
My AP Story June 8
As trade fears grow, US states reach out to companies
My AP Story June 7, 2018
Dad takes Japan Inc. to court alleging paternity harassment
My AP Story April 26, 2018
Nintendo taps new president; profit improves on Switch sales
My AP Story April 20, 2018
Woman’s win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan
My AP Story April 12, 2018
Takata acquired by Key Safety Systems, president resigns
My AP Story April 6, 2018
Studio Ghibli co-founder, director Isao Takahata dies at 82
My AP Story March 28, 2018
Japan embracing cryptocurrencies despite big theft cases
My AP Story March 23, 2018
Nissan not changing autonomous drive tests over Uber crash
My AP Story March 3, 2018
Kobe Steel chief steps down over massive fake data scandal
My AP Story Feb. 11, 2018
Esports officially arrives in Japan, home of game giants
My AP Story Feb. 2, 2018
Sony taps CFO as new president, replacing Hirai