Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

National / Crime & Legal Mar 19, 2014

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

by Tomohiro Osaki

In a landmark verdict, the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday ruled that immigration officials were responsible for the death of a Ghanaian man they were forcibly deporting in 2010. Finding that the officials "illegally" used excessive force to subdue Abubakar Awudu Suraj aboard a plane, ...

National Aug 7, 2011

Driver guilty in Utah bus accident

A 27-year-old Japanese bus driver was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison by a U.S. district court Friday following an accident that killed three Japanese tourists and injured 12 others in Utah last August. Yasushi Mikuni will be held for one year, and ...

National Apr 21, 2010

Wife presses for details in death of deportee

by Minoru Matsutani

The Japanese wife of a Ghanaian who died last month while he was being deported for overstaying his visa called Tuesday on police and the Immigration Bureau to disclose exactly how he died. "I want the government to unveil the truth as soon as possible ...