Graffiti spotted in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork – maybe

Image copyright AFP Image caption Could this be the work of Banksy? A piece of graffiti found at a monorail station in Tokyo, Japan, could be the work of British artist Banksy, say local officials. The drawing bears resemblance to a famous Banksy painting “Umbrella rat”, which similarly pictures a rat parachuting with an umbrella….

Passenger Took Loaded Gun by Accident on Delta Flight to Tokyo, T.S.A. Says

A Delta Air Lines passenger carried a loaded gun by accident through airport security in Atlanta earlier this month and took it on a flight to Japan, officials with the Transportation Security Administration said. The passenger later discovered the firearm and alerted the authorities, who met the plane when it landed on Jan. 3 in…

Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief ‘investigated in French corruption probe’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tsunekazu Takeda shown celebrating in 2013 with the award of the Games to Tokyo The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo, a French judicial source has said. Prosecutors have been investigating a €2m…

Carlos Ghosn: Ousted Nissan leader tells Tokyo court he is innocent

“Your honor, I am innocent of the accusations against me,” Ghosn said Tuesday in Tokyo’s District Court. Wearing a dark suit and plastic slippers, the former Nissan (NSANY) chairman told the judge he had been wrongly accused. Ghosn, who remains chairman and CEO of Renault (RNSDF), had entered the court in handcuffs with a rope…

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