Patricia Hurtado
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits in the courtroom during his civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court on Monday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 7, 2023
Trump shouts from witness stand in $250 million civil fraud trial
The former U.S. president appeared visibly angry and sometimes shouted over questions, accusing the judge next to him of being "biased."
Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, on July 29.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 29, 2023
Donald Trump faces up to six trials during 2024 primary season
The four criminal indictments pose the greatest threat to the former U.S. president because they all carry potential prison terms.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2023
Trump indicted in New York over Stormy Daniels hush-money payments
Trump is the first former U.S. president to be indicted.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 21, 2023
Trump fixer Michael Cohen is ready for star turn against his old boss
If Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg proceeds with a case against Trump over a hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels, Cohen would be the state’s star witness.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2022
Trump companies are convicted in NY criminal tax fraud trial
It is the first time a Trump business has been convicted of criminal conduct and comes as the former president is running for a second term.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2022
Trump documents will be reviewed by retiring judge, court says
The Justice Department has already appealed the appointment of the special master at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 20, 2021
Trump faces ‘show of strength’ in rare team-up by New York prosecutors
"That this is a criminal investigation tells me that Jamesu2019 office came up with something so important that it transformed it from a civil case to a criminal case,u201d one observer said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 15, 2021
For victims of Bernie Madoff, 'tragedy goes on’ after scammer’s death
Madoffu2019s death in prison doesnu2019t change much for his victims, many of whom are still waiting to be made whole on their share of $20 billion that vanished.


Tokyo Healthcare University professor Takayuki Mifune explains how he is trying to re-create bonito broth from 1,300 years ago.
The quest to re-create what the Japanese ate 1,300 years ago