The Japan News (Japan)

​ KAGOSHIMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A group of scientists said they have confirmed that certain compounds derived from amodiaquine, a drug widely used to treat malaria, can block the Ebola virus, sources said.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The arrest Monday of Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn - an unexpected fall for the charismatic international businessman who shepherded the recovery of the Japanese carmaker and led the three-way alliance of Nissan, France’s Renault SA, and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. - has sent shock waves through the automaker.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Recent corporate performance has been good overall, but concern about future prospects is growing. Investment that will contribute to growth should be continued.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested Monday on suspicion of falsifying the company’s securities reports, allegedly understated his remuneration by about ¥5 billion (about $44.4 million) over a five-year period.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government has decided to order a convertible from a Japanese automaker, to be used for a parade next autumn in which the new Emperor and Empress will greet the public. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - With the population increasingly aging, the production of adult diapers has reached a record high, leading to an increase in waste. According to sources, the Environment Ministry plans to create guidelines to encourage municipalities to recycle used adult diapers from next fiscal year, hoping to reduce waste by making effective use of used diapers.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested by the special investigation squad of the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office on Monday on suspicion of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, investigative sources said.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An international team including researchers from the Okinawa Prefecture-based Okinawa Churashima Foundation and Australia has for the first time successfully completed an ultrasound scan of a living whale shark’s ovary.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A multilingual telephone consultation service exclusively for foreign visitors will be launched Dec. 3, in a bid to address consumer issues involving travelers from overseas, according to sources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is planning to require foreign residents to show residence cards or other photo identification when receiving medical care in Japan, sources said.