::::::::: THE JAPAN TIMES - JAPAN NEWS :::::::::                    Carlos Ghosn may face Christmas in jail as he, Greg Kelly and Nissan are charged with underreporting chairman’s pay          Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo receives Nobel for physiology or medicine at ceremony          All nine private-sector executives of Japan Investment Corp. to resign over pay dispute          As commerce and tourism suffer, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says ongoing rioting is nothing less than a ‘catastrophe’ for economy          With debate on constitutional reform sidelined, has immigration law been a pyrrhic victory for Abe?          Waseda’s newly elected president aims to make university a top-notch global draw for scholars          23 years sought for man accused of causing road-rage accident that left couple dead and their children hurt          SoftBank sticks to IPO price despite market drop and network outage          Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste          Language skills among foreign care workers a concern for nursing home officials          Top EU court rules U.K. can change mind over Brexit          Despite pushback and online petition, JR East unwilling to rename new Takanawa Gateway station          Yuzuriha support center in Tokyo helps abuse victims get back on track          Australian competition watchdog calls for a new regulatory body to tackle dominance of Google and Facebook          Japan sets policy that will block Huawei and ZTE from public procurement as of April          July-September GDP downgraded to 2.5% annualized contraction, government data shows          Crashed Ice makes Asian debut in Yokohama          Gymnastics association lifts officials’ suspension over alleged harassment          Eri Suzuki finishes third at Honolulu Marathon          Mikaela Shiffrin wins parallel slalom for third straight World Cup victory          Bucks come out on top of showdown against Raptors          Dolphins pull off miracle on final play to stun Patriots          Rui Hachimura, No. 1 Gonzaga fall against Tennessee          Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling says media coverage helps ‘fuel racism’          Miho Takagi races to third gold medal in Poland          Ryan Rossiter sends big brother home happy as Brex beat Golden Kings          Urawa outlasts Vegalta in Emperor’s Cup final          Chelsea ends Manchester City’s unbeaten start in Premier League          Vasiliy Lomachenko picks up second lightweight title via unanimous decision          Luka Doncic lifts Mavericks to victory over Rockets          Japanese runners fail to qualify for Olympic trials at Saitama International Marathon          Danon Fantasy wins Hanshin Juvenile Fillies          Nadeshiko Japan drawn into Group D for 2019 Women’s World Cup          Miho Takagi claims first 1,500-meter gold of season          Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray edges Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy          Rika Kihira wins Grand Prix Final          Robert Dozier delivers double-double performance as NeoPhoenix outplay Lakestars          Sungoliath, Steelers advance to Top League final          Japan shines at World Cup meet          Spurs show grit in triumph over Lakers          Hurricanes cool off Ducks          Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff          Falling for furusato: The epicurean incentives behind a tax strategy that masks economic lunacy          Captivating calico: A cat named Gorori          Carlos Ghosn’s arrest is more about Japanese criminal justice than corporate governance          ‘We felt the need to mix it up: Japanese and hip-hop culture’          Second Harvest Japan: Helping those in need can make you feel like part of the community          Music and charity come together at Second Harvest Japan fundraiser          School rules in Japan offer harsh lessons in mindless assimilation          Japan has a reputation for cleanliness — just don’t look in our closets          All-points bulletin: A Shiba named Reina is in need of a home          When it comes to teaching English, a theater troupe answer the CALL          A pair of events centered on non-Japanese artists are helping to build bridges into Japan’s manga market          I feared the crush of the rush, but now my commute completes me          Views from Tokyo: How long is your commute? What do you do during that time?          Family fantastic: Kittens Tiger and Sazzles find a fun-filled home in Kanagawa          Jail in Japan for cannabis in Canada? Possible but unlikely          Views from Tokyo: Should Japan follow Canada and legalize recreational marijuana?          The third-wave coffee boom has resulted in a new wave of java-related vocabulary          Watch what you say when offering your boss a coffee          Hanyu victory parade brings ¥1.85 billion in benefits          Let’s discuss the possible new language test for foreign workers          Machiko Yamashita: A Japanese breadwinner in Berlin          ‘Punksters of food’ Gaggan Anand and Takeshi Fukuyama join culinary forces to create GohGan          Charles Odlin: The man who can help you take that leap          Kurasu: Yozo Otsuki’s blend of coffee and lifestyle          Yuzu is Britain’s in-vogue citrus fruit          Lawson’s Godiva chocolates are classy, sweet and provide some winter warmth          A weekend in Saitama          A dash of hiragana in the ‘foreign’ soup          Coming up with exceptions in Japanese can be tricky, but helpful          Tokyo 2020 organizers discuss 6 a.m. start for marathons          Let’s discuss the arrest of Carlos Ghosn          The greater the cooperation, ‘the more trust we can build’          Harri Koskinen: The Finnish connection          Age is no obstacle to Japan’s ama free-diving fisherwomen          When the thought really counts          Top flight: Japan’s drone racers are go!          Japan’s modern crime literature: Centuries in the making          Kobo Abe’s ‘The Ark Sakura’: A surreal narrative worth reading twice          Tadao Tsuge’s ‘Slum Wolf’: A gritty, discomfiting yet necessary manga          Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations          Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ makes nominee list for Golden Globe awards          ‘Convenience Store Woman,’ by Sayaka Murata, among New Yorker magazine’s Best Books 2018          Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s slaying          Blockbuster Queen biopic reignites Japanese fans’ passions          Counting down to the Year of the Boar: Festivals, foxes and fireworks welcome 2019 in Tokyo          Bridges built by the power of K-pop and J-pop          British Museum to hold largest-ever manga exhibition outside Japan          Los Angeles film museum to debut with exhibit showcasing work of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki          A suburban home becomes an oasis for fans of girls’ manga          ‘jam’: Comedy with a touch of ‘Misery’          ‘A Crimson Star’: A taboo and toxic story of love          On the road to new experiences, post-SMAP, with Tsuyoshi Kusanagi          ‘Les Mains sans Sommeil’: It’s not what you do, it’s the way you do it          ‘Tadanobu Asano 3634’          ‘Hiroko Tsuchida Solo Exhibition: “Do — Where’s a Will, There’s a Way”‘          ‘Like a Star: Leaving and the Things That Are Left’          Japan, look in the mirror called Germany          Accepting more foreign workers brings challenges