Oct 13, 2015

Suit over child deaths at kindergarten in 2011 tsunami settled

A Miyagi Prefecture kindergarten and several bereaved families on Tuesday settled on ¥3 million in damages paid by the facility to each of the families of eight children who died in the massive tsunami unleashed by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, ...

Mar 24, 2014

Court rejects nursery tsunami suit

The Sendai District Court rejects a lawsuit filed over schoolchildren in Miyagi Prefecture who were killed as their caretakers belatedly fled the March 2011 tsunami by car.

Kindergartners' tsunami deaths hearing begins

Jan 31, 2014

Kindergartners' tsunami deaths hearing begins

Oral proceedings started Friday at the Sendai High Court in an appeal filed by a school against damages it was ordered to pay in connection with the March 11, 2011, tsunami deaths of four pupils aboard one of its buses, and both sides also ...

Jul 11, 2013

Family of drowned boy to sue operator of kindergarten

The family of a 5-year-old who drowned in a river in Ehime Prefecture during a kindergarten excursion last year will sue the operator of the school, sources said Thursday. In a suit to be brought before the Matsuyama District Court as early as July ...