Oct 7, 2013

Appeal filed over JR West ex-chiefs

Lawyers filed an appeal Monday with the Osaka High Court, seeking to reverse a verdict that found three former presidents of West Japan Railway Co. not guilty of professional negligence in connection with the 2005 Amagasaki derailment that claimed 107 lives. The three court-appointed ...

Appeal sparks outrage over voting rights curb

Mar 28, 2013

Appeal sparks outrage over voting rights curb

The father of a woman with Down syndrome who sued to regain her right to vote slams the state for appealing a court ruling that declared unconstitutional a legal provision that denies voting rights to adults under guardianship.

Mar 14, 2013

U.S. airman found guilty of injuring boy in Okinawa

The Naha District Court sentenced a U.S. airman to one year in prison, suspended for three years, for intruding into an apartment, injuring a junior high school boy and destroying a TV set during a drunken spress last November in Okinawa. Matthew Haist, 24, ...

Ex-cop off hook for Akashi '01 fatal crush

Feb 21, 2013

Ex-cop off hook for Akashi '01 fatal crush

The Kobe District Court dismissesd a case against a former senior police officer over a 2001 fatal mass crush after a fireworks display in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, because the statute of limitations has expired.