Jun 3, 2014

Ex-JAL cabin attendants lose court ruling over dismissal

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines Co. cabin attendants who were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled “the personnel cuts were necessary ...

Atsugi night flight ban too weak, activists say

May 28, 2014

Atsugi night flight ban too weak, activists say

Activists demanding the suspension of nighttime flights by U.S. military and Self-Defense Forces aircraft at the Atsugi base in Kanagawa Prefecture will appeal a partial ban ordered last week, on the grounds that it is too short and fails to include U.S. aircraft. In ...

Sailor's kin win boost in redress

Apr 23, 2014

Sailor's kin win boost in redress

The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ordered the government and a former Maritime Self-Defense Force petty officer to pay more than ¥73 million in damages to the family of a seaman who committed suicide in 2004 — a figure markedly higher than the ¥4.4 ...

Hakamada fends off prosecutors

Mar 28, 2014

Hakamada fends off prosecutors

The Tokyo High Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Shizuoka prosecutors seeking to overturn a district court’s decision to release Iwao Hakamada, who until Thursday had been the world’s longest-serving death row prisoner. The Shizuoka District Court had also decided to suspend Hakamada’s ...

Dec 4, 2013

Court calls end to plea seeking 'Teigin' retrial

The Tokyo High Court will drop the retrial plea for the late Sadamichi Hirasawa, who was condemned over the infamous 1948 “Teigin Incident” murder case, because his adopted son, who was pursuing the appeal, died in October. Takehiko Hirasawa, who had filed the plea, ...