Feb 10, 2016

Teen gets prison sentence for Kawasaki murder

The 19-year-old male who played a key role in the murder of a teenage boy on a Kawasaki riverbank last year was sentenced to nine to 13 years in prison Wednesday at the Yokohama District Court. In handing down the so-called indeterminate sentence as ...

Feb 10, 2016

Former world's richest man Tsutsumi settles suit with Seibu

Hotel and train operator Seibu Holdings Inc. settled legal claims by its units against ex-chairman Yoshiaki Tsutsumi and four former managers over damages related to the falsification of shareholder records that led to the company’s delisting a decade ago. The company will book a ...

Jan 21, 2016

Japan's NHK cleared in Taiwan 'human zoo' defamation case

Broadcaster NHK did not defame a Taiwanese woman by using the term “human zoo” to refer to a century-old event involving her father, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court overturned a lower bench’s finding that had ordered the publicly-funded broadcaster to pay ¥1 ...