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JAPANESE COURTS

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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
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
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 8, 2020
Ex-top bureaucrat, 89, pleads not guilty over fatal Tokyo crash
He also injured nine others ages 2 to 90, including his wife who was a passenger in the car, according to the indictment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 7, 2020
Dog trained to support child victims makes rare court appearance
At present, there are four courthouse dogs in Japan and it is believed the case is the first in which a dog has appeared in court.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 2, 2020
Man gets suspended term over road rage captured by dashboard cam
The Mito District Court in Ibaraki Prefecture sentenced Fumio Miyazaki, a 44-year-old company executive, to 2u00bd years in prison, suspended for four years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 2, 2020
New justice minister pledges support for non-Japanese residents
Yoko Kamikawa vowed to improve policies that impact foreign nationals in Japan as well as the transparency of the justice system.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 2, 2020
Tats not all, folks: Behind the Supreme Court's tattoo ruling
Supreme Court ruling in tattoo case can be seen as a rare example of Japan's courts second-guessing a regulator as to the interpretation of regulations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 30, 2020
Sendai court upholds ruling that state and Tepco must pay Fukushima evacuees
It was the first time a high court has acknowledged the state's responsibility for the incident in about 30 similar lawsuits filed nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 28, 2020
Government sued over failure to fully and promptly disclose 'Abenomask' costs
The plaintiff claims it was unreasonable for the government to withhold the information as it prevents discussion of whether the mask policy was appropriate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 24, 2020
Japanese sex business operator sues state over virus handout snub
The lawyers said the woman suspended her business between mid-April and late May in accordance with business closure requests from the local authorities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2020
Aum cult leader Asahara's daughter to get his remains, court rules
The move comes amid a row over who will take possession of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara's ashes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 16, 2020
Forestry still the most dangerous industry in Japan
Bereaved families of victims are calling for an overhaul of the industry's lax safety management and are turning to the courts for relief.
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BUSINESS
Sep 15, 2020
Greg Kelly, former close aide to Carlos Ghosn, pleads not guilty in long-awaited trial
The 64-year-old spent more than 30 years with the Japanese automaker, becoming the first American to sit on its board.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 11, 2020
Life sentence to be finalized for Peruvian killer of six in Saitama
Vayron Jonathan Nakada Ludena broke into three houses and stabbed the occupants in 2015.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 10, 2020
Japan lawmaker implicated in casino graft case faces fresh charge
In the latest arrest, Tsukasa Akimoto is suspected of asking acquaintances to offer money to a former advisor to Chinese gambling operator 500.com Ltd.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 8, 2020
Prison term upheld for Tokyo mother over fatal abuse of 5-year-old Yua Funato
The high-profile case drew nationwide attention for the girl's desperate pleas for her parents to stop mistreating her.
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JAPAN
Sep 6, 2020
Harsher treatment or second chances? Japan at crossroads in juvenile law debate
A Justice Ministry panel has proved sharply split over whether to exclude 18- and 19-year-olds from correctional programs guaranteed by the law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 5, 2020
Carlos Ghosn's accused escape plotters can be extradited to Japan, U.S. judge says
A U.S. judge on Friday ruled two Massachusetts men can be extradited to Japan to face charges that they helped smuggle former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial on financial crimes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 31, 2020
Aide to scandal-hit Anri Kawai sees prison term upheld over election law violation
In the appeal trial, Hiroshi Tatemichi's defense lawyer claimed he should be given a fine rather than sentenced to prison.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2020
Ghosn flight judge appears poised to return U.S. men to Japan
Two Americans could face criminal charges in Japan for their alleged role in helping former Nissan Co. chief Carlos Ghosn escape prosecution for financial misconduct.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 26, 2020
Tokyo court denies bail for former justice minister and lawmaker wife
Katsuyuki and Anri Kawai have been held at the Tokyo Detention House since their June 18 arrests.

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