2019.04.08

News Headlines - 08 April 2019

Nissan shareholders vote to remove Ghosn as director - Japan Today

Nissan's shareholders ousted the automaker's former chairman Carlos Ghosn from its board on Monday, seeking to shut the door on an era capped by scandal.
More than 4,000 people gathered at a Tokyo hotel for a three-hour extraordinary shareholders' meeting and signaled their approval for dismissing Ghosn with applause. They also approved the appointment of French alliance partner Renault SA's Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard to replace Ghosn. Renault owns 43 percent of Nissan.

Turret truck driver killed in elevator accident at new Toyosu fish market - The Mainichi

A man died at the new Toyosu Central Wholesale Market in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on April 8 after being crushed by the door of a freight elevator while driving a small turret truck, police said.
The man, who was in his 50s, worked at the market as a driver of the small trucks. Known as taare in Japanese, they are small motorized vehicles used to transport goods quickly within the market.

Takuma Sato wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama to earn fourth career IndyCar crown | The Japan Times

Takuma Sato had one “little moment” when his car went into the grass late in the race.
Other than that, the Japanese driver didn’t have too many worrisome moments at Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on his way to a fourth career IndyCar victory.

G1 Supercard: Kazuchika Okada wins IWGP title at Madison Square Garden | SI.com

Wrestling at Madison Square Garden will never be the same.
The “World’s Most Famous Arena” played host to the G1 Supercard show on Saturday, and history was made when Kazuchika Okada won the IWGP heavyweight championship. Okada’s victory marks the first time New Japan Pro Wrestling’s prestigious world title has ever changed hands outside of Japan.
And it happened on 7th Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd, right in the heart of New York City.

Prince William joins Her Majesty’s secret service with stint at MI6, MI5 and GCHQ | South China Morning Post

As one of the most recognisable public figures in the world, Britain’s Prince William would not make as effective a 007 as legendary fictional spy James Bond.
But that did not stop the heir to the British throne spending the last three weeks working with the security services, including in Bond’s own foreign intelligence unit MI6.
The Duke of Cambridge ended the top-secret attachment - which also included a week with domestic intelligence service MI5 and cybersecurity agency GCHQ - on Saturday, according to Kensington Palace.

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