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Yumi Wijers-Hasegawa
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2004
Dental body execs admit ministry bribes
Three former Japan Dental Association executives pleaded guilty Monday to bribing and entertaining two members of a health ministry advisory panel between 2001 and 2003 to pressure them into helping raise the fees patients pay to dentists.
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2004
Group demands preimplantation genetic diagnosis of embryos
Doctors and patients demanded in court Thursday that the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology allow the controversial preimplantation genetic diagnosis of embryos.
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2004
Man who killed as child back in court
A man who as a youth was convicted and served time for his role in a slaying that shocked the nation pleaded guilty Wednesday to confining and wounding a male acquaintance in May.
JAPAN
Jul 27, 2004
Man gets suspended term for illegal stay
A Bangladeshi man suspected of having links to alleged al-Qaeda member Lionel Dumont was handed a 30-month sentence Monday, suspended for five years, for violating immigration laws.
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2004
JCP-linked official 'exercising free speech'
Lawyers representing a civil servant accused of distributing Japanese Communist Party material before the House of Representatives election in November demanded Tuesday that the case be dismissed, saying his freedom of speech is being violated.
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2004
Suzuki aide in fund scam sees suspended term upheld
The Tokyo High Court on Thursday upheld a suspended 16-month prison term for a former aide of ex-House of Representatives member Muneo Suzuki convicted of funds misuse and bid-meddling.
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2004
Suzuki aide in fund scam sees suspended term upheld
The Tokyo High Court on Thursday upheld a suspended 16-month prison term for a former aide of ex-House of Representatives member Muneo Suzuki convicted of funds misuse and bid-meddling.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2004
Pension reform, SDF weigh on voters' minds
If anything, Sunday's House of Councilors election will probably be remembered for the clarity of the issues voters were being called on to judge.
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2004
Softbank leak extortionist won't serve time
The Tokyo District Court sentenced a former Softbank BB Corp. employee to a suspended three-year prison term Friday for stealing client data and trying to extort money from the company.
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2004
Seibu defendants admit pandering to 'sokaiya' demands
A former managing director of Seibu Railway Co. pleaded guilty Thursday to providing benefits worth 89 million yen to a corporate racketeer and his accomplices by selling company-owned land at prices well below market value in 2001, thereby violating the Commercial Code.
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2004
Ex-Sogo chief told to meet contract obligation
The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling ordering the former chairman of department store chain Sogo Co. to pay 12.8 billion yen to Mizuho Corporate Bank as guarantor for a loan extended to a Sogo outlet that turned sour.
JAPAN
May 29, 2004
Aum cultist to hang for role in sarin gas attack
The Tokyo High Court sentenced former senior Aum Shinrikyo member Yoshihiro Inoue to death on Friday, overturning a lower court ruling of life in prison.
JAPAN
May 11, 2004
Dog malpractice death fetches 810,000 yen
Two veterinarians accused of malpractice that led to the death of a pet dog were jointly ordered to pay approximately 810,000 yen Monday in compensation to the dog's owners.
JAPAN
May 8, 2004
Six admit guilt in court to abducting Mainichi boss
Six men accused of abducting and confining the president of the Mainichi Shimbun in January pleaded guilty Friday during their first trial session before the Tokyo District Court.
JAPAN
May 8, 2004
Six admit guilt in court to abducting Mainichi boss
Six men accused of abducting and confining the president of the Mainichi Shimbun in January pleaded guilty Friday during their first trial session before the Tokyo District Court.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2004
UNESCO heritage bid challenged over gender bias
The government's bid to have a sacred area in western Japan registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site is being challenged by those who claim it reinforces gender discrimination.
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2004
Rightist pleads guilty to spree of terror
The leader of an ultrarightist group pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he and members of his group conducted terror attacks against members of North Korean-related organizations and others in 2002 and 2003.
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2004
Locksmith admits kidnapping, killing writer
A locksmith pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Tokyo District Court to illegally confining and murdering a freelance journalist in September.
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2004
Accused Softbank data extortionist says he just wanted a reply
A man accused of stealing client data and trying to extort money from Softbank BB Corp. denied in court Monday that he had intent to extort and said he only wanted the firm to respond to him.
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2004
Beltway ruling backs residents
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday backed claims by residents in western Tokyo that the expropriation of their land for the construction of a new expressway was illegal, ruling that the project will not generate the public benefits touted by the government.

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