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JAPANESE COURTS

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.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2023
Prosecutors to seek conviction at retrial of Iwao Hakamata over 1966 murder
The move comes despite the prosecutors' decision not to appeal a high court order in March that granted a retrial, laying the ground for his exoneration.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / EXPLAINER
Jul 6, 2023
One year on, where do things stand with the man accused of killing Abe?
The former prime ministers death shook the nation to its core, and the man suspected of killing him is currently in detention awaiting trial.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 5, 2023
Former Tokyo Olympics executive Yasuo Mori admits to bid-rigging charges
Six firms, including Dentsu Group and Hakuhodo, as well as Mori and six other individuals were indicted, with the 56-year-old seen as playing a leading role in arranging the bid rigging.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 30, 2023
Former SDF troops plead not guilty in high-profile sexual offense case
The case has gained substantial public attention as the victim, Rina Gonoi, 23, made the rare move last year of coming forward to expose sexual offenses while serving as a GSDF member.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2023
Tochigi Prefecture ordered to pay damages over fatal 2017 avalanche
More than 40 people were caught in the avalanche near a ski resort in the town of Nasu on March 27, 2017, resulting in the deaths of seven students and a teacher.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2023
Odakyu train attack defendant denies intent to murder passengers
Yusuke Tsushima admitted to the Tokyo District Court that he attacked the people, including a 20-year-old female university student who took three months to recover from her injuries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2023
Tokyo 'Joker' train attacker pleads not guilty to murder intent over arson
Kyota Hattori admitted to both stabbing a man and arson, but said in court that he didn't intend to murder anyone by starting the fire.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2023
Couple convicted for 2021 murder of Tokyo high school girl
The victim was strangled with a rope and stabbed several times in the back with a knife at a storage shed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 16, 2023
Japan's top court holds hearing on transgender woman’s bathroom restrictions
The resulting ruling on the case, which will mark the first time the Supreme Court has weighed in on the working environment for sexual minorities, is expected on July 11.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 15, 2023
SDF shooting suspect referred to prosecutors as details of incident emerge
The incident took place at a GSDF shooting range in the city of Gifu the day before, with the suspect telling investigators that he targeted a 52-year-old instructor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2023
Former SDF members deny sexual abuse in high-profile case
The about-face took place during the first hearing in a civil lawsuit filed by former soldier Rina Gonoi, whose testimony has sparked a rare public reckoning over sexual assault in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2023
Petition, not explosives, found in box that stopped Abe murder hearing
The cardboard box set off a metal detector at the Nara District Court in the city of Nara but was later found to have contained a petition seeking leniency for the defendant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 12, 2023
Abe suspect hearing canceled after suspicious object found
The site was evacuated after what appeared to be an 'unidentified bag' was delivered to the court, and the hearing was canceled for the day.

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