Apr 16, 2014

Forced labor suits target Mitsubishi

Relatives of deceased Chinese who were pressed into service during the war for the now-defunct Mitsubishi Mining Co., a predecessor to Mitsubishi Materials Corp., filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two Mitsubishi Group affiliates in China for damages totaling 700 million yuan. The suit, filed ...

Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers demand Beijing probe

Mar 29, 2014

Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers demand Beijing probe

Relatives of the Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have demanded China mount its own inquiry into the disappearance, a letter shows. The document, sent to Beijing’s special envoy in Kuala Lumpur, denounced Malaysia’s handling of the search and asked the Chinese ...

Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers demand Beijing probe

Mar 29, 2014

Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers demand Beijing probe

Relatives of the Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have demanded China mount its own inquiry into the disappearance, a letter shows. The document, sent to Beijing’s special envoy in Kuala Lumpur, denounced Malaysia’s handling of the search and asked the Chinese ...

Kin sue over tsunami deaths of 23 kids at Miyagi school

Mar 10, 2014

Kin sue over tsunami deaths of 23 kids at Miyagi school

The relatives of 23 elementary school students killed in the March 2011 tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, filed a lawsuit Monday blaming the city and prefecture for the school’s failure to evacuate them to higher ground. In the lawsuit, filed at the Sendai District ...

Feb 13, 2014

Lawyer challenges secrets law

A lawyer filed a lawsuit Thursday against the government, seeking a court ruling that the recently enacted state secrets law, which imposes stricter penalties on leakers of state secrets, runs against the Constitution. Katsumi Fujimori, who belongs to the Shizuoka Bar Association, filed the ...

Jan 31, 2014

Firms that made No. 1 plant sued

by Mari Yamaguchi

Some 1,400 people file a joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns.

War redress reversal in South Korea

| Jan 27, 2014

War redress reversal in South Korea

by Mizuho Aoki

Recent South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to compensate Koreans who were forced to perform labor for them during the war have cast a shadow on already strained bilateral ties. In July, the Seoul High Court ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. ...

Jan 27, 2014

E-retailer sues to lift online drug sales ban

Major e-commerce firm Kenko.com Inc. sued the government Monday over legislation enacted last month to restrict online sales of certain over-the-counter drugs, calling the new rule an “unconstitutional” impingement on freedom of business. Kenko.com filed the suit with the Tokyo District Court, seeking an ...

Nov 26, 2013

Parents to sue in bullied son's death

The parents of a 17-year-old high school student who committed suicide last year said Monday they will file a damages suit against his classmates and teachers, arguing their son’s death was caused by school bullying. They will seek roughly ¥88 million in compensation in ...