Aug 6, 2014

Panel urges tougher penaties for stalking

An expert panel commissioned by the National Police Agency called Tuesday for tougher punishment on stalking, as well as a ban on loitering around victims and stalking behavior that uses social networking sites. Following the panel’s proposals made in a report, the NPA plans ...

May 23, 2014

Government appeals IBM tax refund

The government has appealed a court ruling that ¥120 billion in taxes and penalties paid by the IBM Japan group should be refunded because regulators wrongfully believed the company abused tax consolidation regulations. On May 9, the Tokyo District Court endorsed the IBM Japan ...

Dec 1, 2013

Stricter road traffic law takes effect

Unlicensed drivers face tougher penalties with the partial implementation of the revised road traffic law on Sunday. Under the revised law, passed in June, unlicensed drivers face a prison term of up to three years or a fine of up to ¥500,000. Previously, the ...