Jun 3, 2014

Ex-JAL cabin attendants lose court ruling over dismissal

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines Co. cabin attendants who were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled “the personnel cuts were necessary ...

Apr 24, 2014

Apple loses iPod patent battle in high court

The Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. of the United States to pay some ¥330 million in damages to a Japanese inventor for infringing on a patent involving its iPod music player. The ruling follows a Tokyo District Court order last ...

Apr 21, 2014

More activists sue over Abe's shrine visit

Hundreds of activists filed a lawsuit Monday with the Tokyo District Court against the government and war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, claiming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit there last December was unconstitutional. The 273 people in the group, which includes relatives of the war dead, experts ...

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 ...

Toyota wins first acceleration trial

Oct 11, 2013

Toyota wins first acceleration trial

Toyota Motor Corp. was not responsible for an accident that killed a 66-year-old woman who crashed her 2006 Camry into a tree after it sped out of control on a road and into oncoming traffic, a Los Angeles jury finds.

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 ...