National Mar 24, 2014

Court rejects nursery tsunami suit

The Sendai District Court rejects a lawsuit filed over schoolchildren in Miyagi Prefecture who were killed as their caretakers belatedly fled the March 2011 tsunami by car.

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 / Politics Apr 24, 2013

Claims against Tepco can run long

The Cabinet endorsed a bill Tuesday that would allow people affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis to seek damages from Tokyo Electric Power Co. after the statute of limitations runs out after three years. Only half of around 6,000 damages claims have been concluded despite ...

National / History Apr 10, 2013

Ministry mulled South damages

The Finance Ministry in 1962 considered allowing South Korean individuals to seek damages for World War II-linked suffering during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, according to diplomatic records disclosed recently, a civic group said Monday. The records were among classified documents on negotiations ...