Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

Sep 23, 2016

Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Friday appealed a high court ruling that said its cancellation of landfill work for the central government’s effort to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is illegal. The ruling was the first of its kind in the intensifying ...

Grueling tales behind South African miners' class action

May 13, 2016

Grueling tales behind South African miners' class action

Dangerous working conditions, scant safety standards, inhumane living quarters and violent racism — South African gold miners endured decades of hardship underground. Their stories were laid bare on Friday when a court ruled that up to 500,000 miners and their families could pursue a ...

Dec 14, 2015

Toshiba shareholders in western Japan sue former executives

Toshiba Corp. shareholders in western Japan sued the major electronics and machinery maker and five of its former executives Monday for damages totaling around ¥173 million for the plunge in the company’s share price that resulted from illicit accounting practices. The lawsuit, filed with ...

Dec 1, 2015

Tepco settles suit over suicide of Fukushima dairy farmer

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has agreed to make a payment to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a dairy farmer who committed suicide after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the family’s lawyers said. The settlement was reached Tuesday in the Tokyo District ...