Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push

| May 22, 2014

Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push

by Eric Johnston

Wednesday’s court ruling blocking restarts of the No. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant may embolden opponents of nuclear power nationwide. It creates a legal precedent and could fuel resistance to restarts, throwing into question whether the administration of ...

Games nod pressures Tokyo to act

| Sep 9, 2013

Games nod pressures Tokyo to act

by Masaaki Kameda

The 2020 Olympics and Paralympics are coming to Tokyo, so Japan can expect greater global pressure to rectify the Fukushima nuclear debacle. Experts on Monday credited Tokyo’s success over Istanbul and Madrid to the safety of the capital and its passion to hold the ...

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, ...