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JAPANESE COURTS

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2020
Tokyo prosecutors get warrants for Ghosn and trio suspected of helping him flee
Tokyo prosecutors on Thursday obtained a fresh arrest warrant for former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn for leaving Japan while on bail.
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2020
Osaka Prefecture city's removal from hometown tax scheme ruled valid
A court Thursday ruled that the government acted lawfully in removing a city that offered extravagant gift incentives to attract tax-deductible donations from the furusato nōzei (hometown tax) program, marking a first in the conflict between the central and local governments over the program.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2020
Former Mr. Todai finalist Daiki Inai gets three-year suspended sentence for Tokyo rape
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday handed a three-year suspended sentence to a 26-year-old man for raping a woman living in the apartment building where he was living in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward in 2018.
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BUSINESS
Jan 28, 2020
Panel upholds decision not to indict ex-Nissan chief Hiroto Saikawa
A prosecution inquest panel has upheld a decision not to indict former Nissan Motor Co. chief Hiroto Saikawa over a case of financial misconduct allegedly involving ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn, informed sources said.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2020
Shikoku Electric won't appeal injunction over Ikata nuclear plant, for now
Shikoku Electric Power Co. said it won't appeal a high court injunction against operating the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture, at least for the time being.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2020
High court throws out lay judge death sentence over murders of five in 2015
A high court scrapped on Monday a lower court ruling that had sentenced a man to death for killing five people on Awaji Island in 2015, sentencing him instead to life in prison after reviewing his mental state at the time.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 26, 2020
What lies behind Shiori Ito's lonely #MeToo struggle
In Japan, feminist voices have been raised for #MeToo, but they are often barely heard.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 24, 2020
Defying his defense, Sagamihara massacre suspect says he's fit for trial
Contradicting his defense team, Satoshi Uematsu told the Yokohama District Court he is mentally fit to take responsibility for the alleged murders of 19 in Kanagawa in 2016.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 23, 2020
Tokyo court orders Softbank to hand over phone number of commenter who defamed firm
In a rare ruling, a court has ordered mobile service provider SoftBank Corp. to disclose the phone number of an individual who posted defamatory comments online about a real estate company in Tokyo, a lawyer said Thursday.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 22, 2020
Ministry rebuts accusations of 'hostage justice' in Japan
The Justice Ministry published explanatory information about the nation's justice system on its website on Tuesday, rebutting international criticism of Japan's prosecutorial approach.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 20, 2020
In first, Japan court uses remote link to sentence Philippine nationals amid decline in number of interpreters
A video link system between two different courts was used for interpretation for the first time in Japan on Monday, to hand down rulings to foreign defendants, in an effort to compensate as the number of court interpreters shrinks.
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JAPAN
Jan 17, 2020
Shikoku Electric again ordered to halt Ikata nuclear reactor over volcano risk
The court said the utility's preparations for eruptions that could endanger the plant were inadequate despite claims it would have plenty of advance warning.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 16, 2020
Macron says he repeatedly told Abe that Ghosn's treatment wasn't good enough
The French president felt the conditions of Carlos Ghosn's detention and interrogation by Tokyo prosecutors were substandard.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2020
Australian father gets suspended term for trespassing at in-law's Tokyo home
A Tokyo-based Australian journalist and father was given a suspended prison term of six months by the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday for illegally trespassing into a building complex where his in-laws live in Tokyo's Suginami Ward in October, in what the journalist said was an attempt to check on...
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 14, 2020
Ex-Nissan exec Greg Kelly fears odds of fair trial slimmer after Ghosn's flight
“It will be difficult for Greg to get a fair trial with a key witness not available to testify,” wrote Kelly's wife, Donna.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 13, 2020
Former Syria hostage Jumpei Yasuda sues Japan for denying him passport
The journalist says denying him a passport is “a violation of the Constitution that guarantees freedom of movement abroad.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2020
Carlos Ghosn claims he has 'plenty of documents' to prove his innocence
Fugitive former Nissan Motor Co. boss Carlos Ghosn said Friday he has "plenty of documents" to prove he is innocent of financial misconduct charges.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2020
Scandal-hit lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto to be slapped with fresh warrant over Chinese bribes
Sources say a fresh arrest warrant will be served to lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto on suspicion he received bribes from a Chinese company beyond those detailed in his first warrant.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2020
Do the 'people on the street' in Japan still love Carlos Ghosn?
At his explosive news conference in Beirut on Wednesday, Carlos Ghosn claimed Japanese still love him, and haven't fallen for the image of the "cold, greedy dictator," as he says Tokyo prosecutors have sought to paint him.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 10, 2020
Justice Minister Masako Mori backtracks on comment suggesting Carlos Ghosn should prove innocence
Justice Minister Masako Mori has backtracked on an inflammatory comment in which she said fugitive ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn should come to Japan to "prove his innocence."

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