Dec. 21, 2018: All Ghosn, Whaling, Dismembering Mother, Putin Pinup, Escalator Donts and 2018 Recap.

In this week’s news from Japan Today: A Tokyo court rejected Carlos Ghosn’s continued detention then prosecutors had him rearrested the next day; Japan will pull out of the International Whaling Commission; a man has been arrested for killing and dismembering his mother; Vladimir Putin has the top selling celebrity calendar in Japan, JR East asks riders to stop walking on the escalators plus a look at readers’ picks of the top news stories in Japan for 2018.

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All Ghosn —

Whaling —

Dismembering Mother —

Putin Pinup —

Escalator Freeze —

2018 Top Stories —

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