Feb 17, 2015

Japan to raise maximum fine for spying by foreign firms

The government plans to raise the maximum fine for thefts of domestic trade secrets by foreign firms, such as product designs and marketing manuals, from ¥300 million to ¥1 billion, according to informed sources. The government hopes the larger fine will discourage spying activities ...

Nov 10, 2014

Teacher faces penalty for Facebook photo of student punishment

A teacher at a private junior high school is facing disciplinary action over Facebook postings that included a photo of him punishing students accompanied by humiliating comments, school insiders said Monday. The homeroom teacher of a first-year class at Kobe Ryukoku Junior High School, ...

China hits 12 Japanese auto firms with fines in price-fixing probe

Aug 20, 2014

China hits 12 Japanese auto firms with fines in price-fixing probe

China announced Wednesday that it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country’s auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of global automakers and technology ...

Feb 28, 2013

Rehabilitation takes a back seat

A Justice Ministry advisory panel outlines a proposed revision to the Juvenile Law that would add years to baseline detentions of young lawbreakers.