Sailor's kin win boost in redress

Apr 23, 2014

Sailor's kin win boost in redress

The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ordered the government and a former Maritime Self-Defense Force petty officer to pay more than ¥73 million in damages to the family of a seaman who committed suicide in 2004 — a figure markedly higher than the ¥4.4 ...

Mar 24, 2014

Court rejects nursery tsunami suit

The Sendai District Court rejects a lawsuit filed over schoolchildren in Miyagi Prefecture who were killed as their caretakers belatedly fled the March 2011 tsunami by car.

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

Mar 19, 2014

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

by Tomohiro Osaki

In a landmark verdict, the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday ruled that immigration officials were responsible for the death of a Ghanaian man they were forcibly deporting in 2010. Finding that the officials “illegally” used excessive force to subdue Abubakar Awudu Suraj aboard a ...

Mar 2, 2014

Fallout evacuees to sue for damages

Residents forced to flee from fallout ejected by the Fukushima No. 1 power plant meltdowns plan to sue the government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. in 14 district courts across the country, it was learned Sunday. Similar suits filed by 1,278 evacuees ...

Sep 25, 2013

Lawyer puts price on Jackson's death at trial

The promoters of Michael Jackson’s doomed last tour should pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to the late pop icon’s family over his 2009 death, a lawyer said in closing arguments Tuesday. In a heartstrings-tugging final presentation wrapping up a five-month trial, ...

More Japanese nuclear refugees sue Tepco, government

Sep 17, 2013

More Japanese nuclear refugees sue Tepco, government

A total of 171 people from Fukushima Prefecture who had to flee their homes because of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant sued Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the central government Tuesday for ¥1.62 billion in damages. The plaintiffs, from 60 ...

Apr 24, 2013

Claims against Tepco can run long

The Cabinet endorsed a bill Tuesday that would allow people affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis to seek damages from Tokyo Electric Power Co. after the statute of limitations runs out after three years. Only half of around 6,000 damages claims have been concluded ...

Apr 10, 2013

Ministry mulled South damages

The Finance Ministry in 1962 considered allowing South Korean individuals to seek damages for World War II-linked suffering during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, according to diplomatic records disclosed recently, a civic group said Monday. The records were among classified documents on ...