Families of Mount Ontake eruption victims to sue government

Jan 17, 2017

Families of Mount Ontake eruption victims to sue government

A group of relatives of victims who died or went missing in the 2014 eruption of Mount Ontake plans to sue the central and prefectural governments for failing to alert hikers properly, the families said Tuesday. The families of five victims will demand ¥150 ...

Jan 15, 2017

Move slow on Juvenile Law reform

Moves are afoot to lower the maximum age of minors covered by the Juvenile Law to 17 from 19 — in line with the amendment to the Public Offices Election Law that lowered the minimum voting age to 18 and a revision to the ...

Jan 10, 2017

South Korea court rejects Park's evidence on disaster mystery

The court hearing South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial on Tuesday dismissed as “unsatisfactory” attempts to explain her whereabouts during the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster. Parliament voted to impeach Park last month over an influence-peddling scandal that has brought hundreds of thousands of ...

Jan 9, 2017

South Korean leader's friend Choi Soon-sil now charged with bribery

South Korean special prosecutors team have filed fresh charges including bribery against a close friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye, the central figure in a political scandal that has engulfed the country, the team said Monday. Choi Soon-sil, in jail since late October and ...