Dec. 14, 2018: Still Ghosn, Brawliticians, Kanji of the Year, Backstabber and Dangerous Thoughts.

In this week’s news from Japan Today: Tokyo prosecutors formally charged ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for financial misconduct and extended his detention until Dec 20; Japan’s ruling and opposition parties brawled in the Diet over the passing of a controversial bill; the kanji for disaster has been chosen as the character best representing Japan in 2018; a man was arrested for stabbing a woman in the back at a Tokyo train station plus a look at American women’s rights and birth control advocate Margaret Sanger’s 1922 visit to Japan.

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