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, ...

Oct 28, 2014

U.S. consumers sue Takata over air bags, seek class action

Takata Corp., the Tokyo-based company whose potentially defective air bags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, is being sued by consumers in the U.S. who claim the firm and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information. The lawsuit, filed ...