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 April 1, 2019 on Toyota’s robot that can’t slam dunk but shoots a mean 3-pointer.
My coverage of Carlos Ghosn
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 April 9, 2019 on Carlos Ghosn’s video statement in which he says a “conspiracy” at Nissan led to his arrest.
My AP Story April 4, 2019 about the rearrest of Carlos Ghosn on fresh allegations despite his release on bail.
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.
M y 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. 13, 2019 on Carlos Ghosn tapping a lawyer famous for acquittals for his defense, replacing his previous attorney, a former prosecutor .
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 AP Story Feb. 28, 2019 on Ghosn’s new lawyers requesting release on bail.
My reporting on Mr. Hironaka’s news conference April 2, 2019 is the bottom part of this AP Story out of Paris.
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
More recent stories:
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 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 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 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 AP Interview with Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki Oct. 31, 2018.
My AP Story Feb. 25, 2019 on the referendum on the U.S. base plan.
My AP Story Feb. 24, 2019 on the referendum on the U.S. base plan.
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 March 28, 2019 on Honda and Hino joining the mobility service venture.
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