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JAPANESE COURTS

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 8, 2020
Fukuoka mom and boyfriend found guilty of tying up daughter and forcing her to take cold bath
A mother and her boyfriend were found guilty Wednesday of forcing the woman's 8-year-old daughter into a cold bath on multiple occasions by binding her wrists and ankles.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 8, 2020
Mother reveals name of 19-year-old victim in 2016 Sagamihara care home murders
The mother of a woman killed in the 2016 attack on a care home in eastern Japan for people with intellectual disabilities disclosed the name of her then-19-year-old daughter before the trial of the accused in the case began Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 8, 2020
Ghosn nearly crossed paths with Japan's Abe as he fled
Fallen auto executive Carlos Ghosn almost bumped into Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an upscale Tokyo hotel as he set out on a daring escape from a looming trial for financial misconduct, according to reports by Japanese media.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2020
Arrest warrant for Ghosn's wife 'pathetic,' spokeswoman says
A decision by Japanese prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn's wife shortly before the fugitive car boss was due to speak publicly about his case was "pathetic," a spokeswoman for Ghosn said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2020
Ghosn says he will reveal names of Japanese officials behind his arrest
Ghosn said that he has “actual evidence” that will prove there was a plot to “take him out” due to his plan to merge Nissan with Renault SA.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2020
After Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape, former minister says Japan should overhaul bail system
Japan should introduce a more relaxed bail system but step up its surveillance of defendants in criminal cases to prevent a repeat of the dramatic escape by fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn, a former Cabinet minister and Tokyo governor said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2020
Japan court finalizes man's life sentence over shinkansen knife rampage
An indefinite prison term sentence given to a 24-year-old man over a fatal random knife attack aboard a shinkansen in 2018 was finalized Tuesday after the ruling was not appealed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2020
Former TV reporter Noriyuki Yamaguchi appeals ruling in Japan #MeToo case
A former television reporter is appealing a civil court ruling that ordered him to pay damages to Japanese #MeToo symbol Shiori Ito in a high-profile rape case.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 6, 2020
'Low IQ' kids, parental rights and problematic terminology dogged Japan's international community in 2019
Of the issues non-Japanese had to deal with in the past year (and even the past decade), some were major news stories and some fell quietly into the cracks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Jan 4, 2020
Carlos Ghosn's escape ramps up pressure on foreign suspects and Japanese justice system
The Tokyo District Court let Carlos Ghosn post bail last March, overruling prosecutors' objections that he was a flight risk. After all, how could one of the most recognizable foreign people in the country flee while under round-the-clock surveillance?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2020
Trial delay contributed to Ghosn's decision to flee Japan, sources say
Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn decided to flee Japan after learning that his trial had been delayed until April 2021 and also because he had not been allowed to speak to his wife, sources close to Ghosn said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 1, 2020
Ghosn's escape may see Japan impose stronger bail conditions on defendants
Carlos Ghosn's daring flight from Japan, where he was awaiting trial on charges of financial wrongdoing, has revived global criticism of the nation's "hostage justice" system, but in Japan it is prompting talk of reversing more lenient curbs on defendants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2019
Ex-top Japanese bureaucrat appeals sentence for killing son
The defense team of a former top bureaucrat appealed Wednesday a court ruling last week that sentenced him to six years in prison for murdering his socially reclusive son.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2019
Japanese #MeToo figure calls her court victory a 'landmark' case for sex crimes in the country
Shiori Ito, a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement in Japan, said Thursday her civil court victory in a rape case against a prominent political journalist was "one of the landmark cases for Japanese sex crimes" and that she was still "quite surprised" by the ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 18, 2019
Japan journalist Shiori Ito awarded ¥3.3 million in damages in high-profile rape case
Ito said she hopes her case and the court's decision will lead to changes in the criminal law that will offer victims greater protection.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 16, 2019
Former top ministry official sentenced to six year term for son's murder
Hideaki Kumazawa, 76, had admitted to the slaying, saying his 44-year-old son was a social recluse capable of committing violent acts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 14, 2019
Man accused of 2016 mass murder at Sagamihara care home to plead not guilty at trial
The suspect's defense team plans to argue he was mentally incompetent due to marijuana and other drugs when he stabbed the 19 mentally disabled residents at Tsukui Yamayuri En.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 13, 2019
Tokyo court rules limit on washroom use for transgender METI official was illegal
The Tokyo District Court ordered the government Thursday to pay damages to a transgender ministry official, ruling that it was illegal for her workplace to impose restrictions on her use of women's washrooms.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2019
Sapporo court orders Google to erase search results on arrest of man in dropped sex assault case
In the first domestic court ruling of its kind, the search giant must erase some of the results as they imply the plaintiff was found guilty, damaging his reputation.
EDITORIALS
Dec 10, 2019
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