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Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Photograph: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

Nissan plans to repatriate more than $1 billion in cash from its Chinese subsidiary, according to people familiar with the matter, a sign the Japanese(...)

Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor, will remain in detention in Japan with no possibility of bail as long as he remains a criminal suspect. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor, has filed a complaint with the Tokyo district court to protest against its decision to keep him det(...)

A Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel searches  the area where two US  Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Kochi prefecture, Japan; Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Five US Marines are missing after two aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during an air-to-air refuelling ex(...)

Oil prices are being hit by ongoing uncertainty over supply cuts. Photograph: iStock

Oil extended losses below $53 a barrel as uncertainty lingers over the scale of Opec’s output cuts only hours before its official meeting, while US Pr(...)

Many urban dwellers will inherit nearly worthless rural property from their parents. Photograph: iStock

If the thought of trying to buy a family home in Ireland’s super, soar-away property market makes you want to reach for a stiff drink, spare a thought(...)

The complex is a model of light-touch environmental design, providing a huge expanse of shade … Children Village by Brazilian designer Rosenbaum and architects Aleph Zero. Photograph: Leonardo Finotti/Rosenbaum Arquitetura 2017

A forest of eucalyptus columns extends inside the expansive dormitory complex of the Canuanã school in northern Brazil, as if the nearby woodland has (...)

New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett during training ahead of his side’s clash with England. Photograph:  Peter Cziborra/Reuters

The All Blacks assistant coach, Ian Foster, believes the players selected to face England on Saturday will be the best prepared they have ever been fo(...)

Climate change has become for companies as investors seek information about their greenhouse gas emissions.  Picture Nick Bradshaw

Companies throughout the world are to be challenged to reveal annually the full extent of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the launch of an ini(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe: at pains to assure his base that he is not sponsoring European-style mass immigration. Photograph:  Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via Reuters

Foreign workers in Japan were once a rare sight but not any more. In addition to the nearly 29 million tourists who visit the country annually, Chines(...)

New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen  and Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika.  “Today we’re playing 14 or 15 Test matches alone and you just can’t ask the same people to do it all the time,” said Hansen. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

When New Zealand face Japan in Tokyo on Saturday, the All Blacks will be thousands of miles away. Dress it up any way you like but by announcing a sq(...)

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