Feb 26, 2014

Suit filed over dating, property scam

Twelve victims of dating scams involving investments in luxury apartments file a group suit with the Tokyo District Court, demanding ¥200 million in total damages from real estate agencies and mortgage lenders.

Aug 18, 2013

Privacy for child assault victim

The Tokyo District Court should not press prosecutors to identify the child victim of an indecent assault as police have a new policy of safeguarding victims' privacy.

Aug 16, 2013

Court schedules Oct. 3-10 auction of Chongryon HQ

The Tokyo District Court will invite bids from Oct. 3 to 10 for the building and land in Tokyo that was the headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang group Chongryon, after the winner in the previous auction couldn’t come up with the money, sources said Friday. ...

Jan 16, 2013

Somali pair admit trying to hijack ship

by Masami Ito and Setsuko Kamiya

In the first case prosecuted under Japan’s 2009 antipiracy law, two Somali men pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tokyo District Court to charges of boarding and attempting to hijack a Bahamas-registered tanker operated by a Japanese shipping company. The ship, sailing in the Indian Ocean ...