End of unequal inheritance lauded

| Sep 5, 2013

End of unequal inheritance lauded

by Tomohiro Osaki

Legal experts said Wednesday’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court that the Civil Code provision denying full inheritance rights to heirs born out of wedlock is unconstitutional was welcome but late in coming. The fact that the justices reached the decision unanimously, they say, ...

Sapporo court finds 2012 race unconstitutional

Mar 8, 2013

Sapporo court finds 2012 race unconstitutional

The Sapporo High Court ruled Thursday that it was unconstitutional to hold last year’s general election without correcting the regional disparity in voting weights, backing a similar decision made by the Tokyo High Court the previous day. The court, however, dismissed the plaintiffs’ demand ...