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JAPANESE COURTS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 31, 2020
Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison
Mika Nishiyama was indicted after admitting to killing the patient in 2004, but she later retracted her confession, saying she had been coerced by investigators.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2020
In Shiga nurse's murder conviction, her disability was never an issue
Mika Nishiyama made a false confession and served 12 years. Then she was diagnosed as having an intellectual disability, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 25, 2020
Osaka court rejects retrial over Wakayama curry poisoning murders
The Osaka High Court has rejected a retrial petition by an inmate who was sentenced to death for murdering four and sickening over 60 others in 1998, by poisoning curry served at a festival in Wakayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 25, 2020
What pushed this Shiga assistant nurse to falsely confess to murder?
Why did Mika Nishiyama, a former assistant nurse who served 12 years in prison for murdering a male patient in 2003, falsely confess to killing him?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2020
Apparent false conviction brings Japan's justice system back into the spotlight
After already having served a 12-year prison sentence following her conviction for murdering a patient, former assistant nurse Mika Nishiyama, 40, is expected to finally be acquitted on March 31.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 19, 2020
Chiba father gets 16-year sentence for fatal abuse of daughter
Yuichiro Kurihara, 42, of Noda, in Chiba Prefecture, deprived his daughter Mia of sleep and food, leading to her death in January last year, according to a court ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 19, 2020
Sagamihara care home mass murderer won't appeal death penalty ruling
A man who was sentenced to death over the 2016 murder of 19 people with mental disabilities at a care home in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Wednesday he will not appeal the ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 18, 2020
Tokyo High Court slashes damages to Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees
The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ordered ¥1 million in additional damages be paid each to some 300 evacuees from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, down by two-thirds from the amount awarded by a lower court ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2020
Ringleader in bogus Tokyo land sale slapped with 12-year sentence
The man considered the ringleader of a 2017 bogus Tokyo land sale plot that targeted home builder Sekisui House Ltd. was sentenced by the Tokyo District Court to 12 years in prison on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Osaka parents get 13 years for daughter's decadelong confinement and death
The Osaka District Court sentenced a couple to 13 years in prison Thursday for confining their eldest daughter, who had schizophrenia, for over 10 years and letting her freeze to death.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Critics of Japan's sexual offense law believe Sweden may hold solution
When Japan revised its criminal law in 2017 to impose stricter penalties on sex offenders, it was the first such amendment in 110 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Japan's Flower Demo movement takes aim at sexual violence
On the 11th of every month since April 2019, groups of sexual violence victims and their supporters have gathered throughout Japan in public spaces to protest against unjust acquittals of sexual crimes and seek changes to the law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Scrapping acquittal, Nagoya court hands man 10 years for raping daughter
A high court on Thursday sentenced a 50-year-old man to 10 years in prison for raping his 19-year-old daughter in 2017, scrapping a controversial lower court ruling that acquitted him last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Sendai High Court orders Tepco to pay more to Fukushima evacuees
A high court on Thursday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to pay ¥730 million in damages to evacuees from the 2011 tsunami-triggered meltdown, up ¥120 million from a lower court ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2020
Japan and Tepco ordered to pay Fukushima residents who fled to Hokkaido
A court ordered the government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Tuesday to pay a combined ¥52.9 million ($513,000) in damages to 89 people who evacuated from their hometowns to Hokkaido after the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Mar 9, 2020
Nine years on, Fukushima nuclear plant lawsuits await high court rulings
High courts in Japan have been hearing a number of damages claims filed by those who evacuated due to the unprecedented nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture nine years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2020
Trial of Nissan ex-director Greg Kelly faces postponement to May
The first hearing in the financial misconduct trial of Nissan Motor Co. and former director Greg Kelly might be postponed to May or later, a source close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2020
Court orders exam-rigging Tokyo Medical University to return test fees
The school, which rigged its entrance exams to limit mostly female enrollment, is obligated to reimburse those who were penalized.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2020
Entertainer Masashi Tashiro jailed for drug use and possession
Entertainer Masashi Tashiro was found guilty Wednesday of using and possessing illegal stimulants last November.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2020
Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers
The Abe government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a bill that would impose harsher penalties for road rage incidents and institute measures aimed at reducing fatal accidents involving elderly drivers.

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