800 Osaka, Nagasaki residents sue over security laws

Jun 9, 2016

800 Osaka, Nagasaki residents sue over security laws

More than 800 people, including atomic bomb survivors, launched legal action against the government this week over controversial security laws they believe threaten their right to live in peace. Following similar lawsuits that have already been filed nationwide in connection with the laws, the ...

May 16, 2016

Shareholder calls on Toyo Tire to sue former execs

A Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. shareholder has sent a letter to the company asking it to file a lawsuit against 19 former executives for some ¥46.6 billion in damages over falsified data on earthquake-absorbing rubber, it was learned Monday. The shareholder, a man ...

Osaka subway drivers sue over right to grow a beard

Mar 10, 2016

Osaka subway drivers sue over right to grow a beard

Two Osaka subway drivers have sued the city’s municipal government after their bonuses were cut because they refused to shave off their beards. “Growing a beard is part of individual freedom, just like choosing clothes or hairstyles,” said a lawsuit filed Wednesday with the ...

Mar 8, 2016

Andrews awarded $55 million in lawsuit

A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame. After a full day of ...

Mar 7, 2016

Government tells Onaga to 'correct' Henoko landfill decision

The government on Monday ordered Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga to “correct” his cancellation of approval for landfill work at the replacement site for the Futenma military base. The action, taken by land minister Keiichi Ishii under the local autonomy law, is in line with ...