Court upholds ban on opening Nagasaki bay dike floodgates

Nov 11, 2015

Court upholds ban on opening Nagasaki bay dike floodgates

An injunction barring the government from opening the floodgates in the Isahaya Bay dike has been upheld, further delaying a plan to examine whether the land reclamation project is hurting local fishing. The Nagasaki District Court on Tuesday rejected the central government’s objection to ...

Oct 26, 2015

Toshiba to sue former top brass over role in accounting scandal

Toshiba Corp. plans to file a damages lawsuit against several former top executives over their role in the company’s accounting scandal, according to informed sources. Former presidents Hisao Tanaka, Norio Sasaki and Atsutoshi Nishida are likely to be named in the suit, as well ...

Oct 22, 2015

TPP sets time limit on corporate suits against states

The Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact limits the period for foreign companies to file damages lawsuits against host states over sudden regulatory changes to 3½ years, it was learned Wednesday. The limit, included in a TPP provision on investor-state dispute settlement, is designed to ...

Shareholder demands Toshiba sue execs over accounting scandal

Sep 9, 2015

Shareholder demands Toshiba sue execs over accounting scandal

An individual shareholder of Toshiba Corp. has demanded that the company file a ¥1 billion damages suit against 28 current and former executives for ruining the firm’s credibility by turning a blind eye to widespread mis-accounting. If the Tokyo-based industrial conglomerate fails to do ...

Sep 7, 2015

High court rejects request to open Isahaya dike gates

The Fukuoka High Court on Monday turned down an appeal against a lower court ruling ordering the government to keep dike floodgates closed in Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki Prefecture. This ruling by the Fukuoka High Court runs counter to the same court’s ruling in ...

May 19, 2015

Lay judges could be exempt from lengthy trials

The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow lay judges to be exempt from lengthy trials. The bill to amend the lay judge system law was immediately sent to the Upper House. In cases where a trial is expected to take an ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing


A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...