Jun 6, 2014

Bar association to lobby embassies on death penalty abolition

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations said Friday it will step up consultations with the European Union on abolishing capital punishment and will work to encourage public debate. The Japanese criminal justice system came under negative global scrutiny this year when a death-row inmate ...

Feb 14, 2014

Lawyer group charges Abe with constitutional ignorance

Alarmed by what they charge as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's lack of commitment to constitutionalism, a group of lawyers from around the country send him a reminder of the principles of the Constitution — accompanied by chocolates — for Valentine's Day.

Aug 25, 2013

Lawyers to support bullying victims

A nationwide group of lawyers with expertise in school bullying will be established this year to better support victims, a source said Sunday. Yoshikuni Noguchi, a lawyer in Hyogo Prefecture, said he and other lawyers will hold a preparatory meeting in Nagoya later this ...