Did that headline grab you? I hope so, because we really need to clickbait more of our online readers. How else are we supposed to get them to digest and discuss an article about Japanese Supreme Court cases?

Yes, reading about the court's orotund rulings can be a tough slog, even for us professionals. But if you spend enough time sifting through the gravel pits of grandiloquent legalese you find the occasional gem. Today's column will introduce some quirky things Japan's top court has decided (including the case in the shameless teaser headline).

The case of the cat corpse and the night soil