MY RECENT STORIES FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, WHERE I HAVE WORKED AS A REPORTER FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS
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My coverage of The Fall of Carlos Ghosn
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.
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 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. 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 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 Dec. 7, 2018, on Nissan disclosing more dubious inspections.
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 Oct. 31, 2018
My AP Interview with Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki
My AP Story Oct. 1, 2018
Denny Tamaki, critic of U.S. bases on Okinawa, wins election
My AP Story Oct. 2, 2018.
New Okinawa chief embodies complexity of Japna’s U.S. bases
My reporting on the Mayweather exhibition fight in Japan
My AP Story on how the fight is on again Nov. 18, 2018.
My AP Story and My AP Photos Nov. 9, 2018, on the Marketing potential of tennis superstar Naomi Osaka
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 Sept. 29, 2018
Japanese actor Koji Yakusho says his is a solitary craft
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