Jun 13, 2014

Court nixes lawsuit against NHK for using foreign words

The Nagoya District Court has turned down a damages suit filed by a 72-year-old man who argued that NHK caused him emotional distress by using too many foreign words in its programs. The ¥1.41 million lawsuit against the public broadcaster was brought by Hoji ...

Jun 12, 2013

MSDF officers' acquittal stands in fatal collision

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court acquittal of two Maritime Self-Defense Force officers over a 2008 collision between an Aegis destroyer and a fishing boat that killed two fishermen just outside Tokyo Bay. The high court turned down an appeal ...

May 24, 2013

Betting slips are a business expense, win or lose: court

In a landmark decision, the Osaka District Court ruled Thursday that betting slips for horse races can be counted as a business expense, a finding that could alter rulings on other tax evasion cases related to gambling. The decision was handed down in the ...