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JAPANESE COURTS

A building that houses the Tokyo District Court
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2023
Ex-Recruit employee given 25 years by Tokyo court for raping 10 women
Kenshiro Maruta sexually assaulted the women, including a job-hunting college student, between April 2017 and October 2020.
Construction work continues on Monday at the Henoko coastal area of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2023
Japan top court upholds ruling against Okinawa over Futenma move
The decision may accelerate the relocation effort, as it requires the prefectural government to approve design changes.
Fishermen work at a port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 24.
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2023
Japan boosts fishing sector aid after Fukushima water release
The increased aid comes as more than 100 fishermen and locals living near Fukushima prepare to file a lawsuit this week seeking to stop the discharge.
A Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto on July 18, 2019, following an arson attack
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2023
Trial to start over 2019 Kyoto Animation arson attack
The focus is on what Shinji Aoba, accused of murder and attempted murder, will have to say about his motive for the arson incident.
Masatoshi Akimoto
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2023
Ex-energy firm chief says lawmaker bribed for Diet interventions
Known as an advocate of renewable energy, Akimoto, 48, left the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and resigned as parliamentary vice foreign minister.
Hotaka Yamakawa
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 30, 2023
Japan baseball star Yamakawa won't face charges over alleged rape
In May, the 31-year-old Seibu Lions first baseman was referred to prosecutors for allegedly raping a female acquaintance at a Tokyo hotel last November.
The Supreme Court in Tokyo
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 25, 2023
Japan's top court takes steps to ensure preservation of case records
The Supreme Court plans to work hard to change the mentality of court officials and prevent any recurrence of document destruction.
Mitsuko Suyama talks about falling victim to “black rain” in front of the community center where she was at the time of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Aug 21, 2023
Nagasaki ‘black rain’ victims angry over lack of health benefits
Victims of the Nagasaki A-bomb tell of suffering and exclusion from health benefits reserved for those officially recognized as survivors.
Yasushi Ozaki (center) and his brother, singer-songwriter Yutaka Ozaki, pose next to their mother in this undated image.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 6, 2023
Charismatic Japanese singer's death inspired brother to become lawyer
Lawyer Yasushi Ozaki says he tends to his duties and fights for social justice with the same zeal at younger brother, the late Yutaka Ozaki.
A court illustration shows Kyota Hattori at the Tokyo District Court's Tachikawa branch on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 31, 2023
Tokyo ‘Joker’ train attacker sentenced to 23-year prison term
The Tokyo District Court ruled that Kyota Hattori stabbed a 72-year-old man and intended to murder 12 passengers by lighting a fire.
Monex Group was sued on Thursday in what is believed to be the first lawsuit questioning the responsibility of a Japanese securities company over Credit Suisse AT1 bond losses.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 28, 2023
Japan’s Monex sued by client for Credit Suisse bond loss
The move marks a rare case of a financial institution being accused of responsibility for investor losses triggered by Switzerland’s move to wipe out the bonds.
Haruhiko Aoyama (left), one of the plaintiffs of a lawsuit over significant base pay cuts after reaching the retirement age and being reemployed, speaks to reporters in Tokyo Thursday following a ruling by the Supreme Court.
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2023
Japan top court sends back reemployment pay case
In the lawsuit, the male plaintiffs have demanded that their employer pay the difference between what they were paid before and after the retirement age.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2023
Tokyo prosecutor suspected of offering to nix man's indictment to build case against Kawai
The prosecutor is suspected of convincing the man to admit the money he received was for vote-buying purposes, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2023
Tokyo 'Joker' train attacker says he was inspired by similar case
Kyota Hattori, during his trial at the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court, admitted to stabbing a man and starting a fire onboard the train.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 18, 2023
Kyoto Animation holds memorial event four years after arson attack
There were 70 workers inside the company's No. 1 Studio when the attack occurred; of them, 36 were killed and 32 others suffered injuries of various degrees.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 14, 2023
Man sentenced to 19-year prison term for stabbings and arson on Tokyo train
In delivering the ruling, the presiding judge said that the defendant had made extensive preparations in order to “kill as many people as possible.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2023
Former head of ADK ad agency convicted in Tokyo Olympics bribery case
The Tokyo District Court sentenced Shinichi Ueno, 69, to a prison term of two years, suspended for four years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2023
Japan's supreme court makes landmark decision on transgender rights
In the first Supreme Court decision over bathroom usage by sexual minorities, the body ruled it was unlawful to restrict the use of bathrooms by a transgender woman at the economy ministry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 11, 2023
Japan tries to turn page on eugenics policies, but related ideas persist
A 1,400-page report by parliament on forced sterilizations of people with disabilities sets out Japan's grim history with eugenics, but experts say the matter is far from closed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2023
Shizuoka prosecutors to push for guilty verdict in Hakamata retrial
Prosecutors have said they plan to argue that the March retrial decision by the Tokyo High Court was “groundless.”

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