Shareholder demands Toshiba sue execs over accounting scandal

Sep 9, 2015

Shareholder demands Toshiba sue execs over accounting scandal

An individual shareholder of Toshiba Corp. has demanded that the company file a ¥1 billion damages suit against 28 current and former executives for ruining the firm’s credibility by turning a blind eye to widespread mis-accounting. If the Tokyo-based industrial conglomerate fails to do ...

Sep 7, 2015

High court rejects request to open Isahaya dike gates

The Fukuoka High Court on Monday turned down an appeal against a lower court ruling ordering the government to keep dike floodgates closed in Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki Prefecture. This ruling by the Fukuoka High Court runs counter to the same court’s ruling in ...

May 19, 2015

Lay judges could be exempt from lengthy trials

The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow lay judges to be exempt from lengthy trials. The bill to amend the lay judge system law was immediately sent to the Upper House. In cases where a trial is expected to take an ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing


A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...