Tag - defamation



Japan Times
Nov 3, 2022
Kyrie Irving admits posting about film had "negative impact" on Jewish community
The $1 million donated by Irving and Brooklyn will be funneled towards "causes and organizations that work to eradicate hate and intolerance in our communities."
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2020
Courts struggling to define what constitutes defamation in social media
Journalist Shiori Ito files rare libel lawsuit over use of the "like" button on Twitter.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 16, 2018
U.S. judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump, orders her to pay his legal fees
A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney's fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2018
JFA contests ex-manager Vahid Halilhodzic's defamation claim
The Japan Football Association on Friday took a stand against former Japan head coach Vahid Halilhodzic's claim that it defamed him in a news conference following his dismissal just two months before the World Cup finals.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 20, 2018
Yahoo Japan defamed man by displaying false search results: Tokyo High Court
A man who sued Yahoo Japan for defamatory search results wins his case against the search giant after the Tokyo High Court orders that the offending entries be deleted.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2016
Corporations abuse law to slap down workers
A law that started as a good idea has become a menace to free speech, the ability to protect one's reputation and the right to redress in a court of law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2015
Sankei journalist Tatsuya Kato acquitted of defaming South Korean leader
The Seoul Central District Court cleared Kato in a case that raised new questions about media freedom.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2015
South Korean prosecutors seek 18 months in jail for Sankei Shimbun journalist
Prosecutors on Monday sought an 18-month prison term for a Japanese journalist on charges of defaming President Park Geun-hye in an article he wrote in August 2014.
Mar 5, 2015
No press pass yet for Sankei's new Seoul bureau chief appointed in September
A Japanese journalist sent to replace a colleague accused of defaming South Korea's president has been unable to get a press pass from Seoul since September.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2015
Korean court rejects Sankei journalist's petition to lift travel ban
A court in Seoul on Friday rejected a petition by a Japanese newspaper journalist accused of defaming South Korea's president that demanded he be allowed to leave the country, informed sources said.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2015
Former Asahi reporter files libel suit over 'comfort women' issue
The former Asahi Shimbun reporter threatened by nationalists and revisionists for covering the u201ccomfort womenu201d issue sues a publisher and a Korea scholar over claims he fabricated his stories.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2014
Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president
A Japanese reporter indicted on charges of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing on Thursday at the Seoul Central District Court.
Aug 20, 2014
Sankei bureau chief appears before prosecutors again over Park article
The Seoul bureau chief of the Sankei Shimbun appeared before prosecutors for a second time Wednesday, for questioning about a controversial article about President Park Geun-hye.
Jan 23, 2014
Damages from a terror probe
Despite the award of ¥90.2 million in damages to 17 Muslims in Japan found to have suffered defamation of character after details of a police investigation of international terrorism were leaked onto the Internet, the plaintiffs have appealed the Tokyo District Court ruling for affirming that the probe itself was necessary.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2013
In slander suit, Tokyo court orders Google to delete autocomplete search terms
The Tokyo District Court on Monday ordered U.S. Internet giant Google Inc. to delete the terms from its autocomplete search functions in connection with a Japanese man who says the feature slandered his character.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 9, 2013
Hashimoto to sue Asahi for story on family past
Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) chief Toru Hashimoto plans to sue the weekly Shukan Asahi and daily Asahi Shimbun, claiming they violated his human rights when the magazine ran an article six months ago touching on his family background.


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