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JAPANESE COURTS

EDITORIALS
Dec 10, 2019
Take more steps to end horrific child abuse
The government has taken steps to fight child abuse, but a rise in cases show that far more must be done.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 9, 2019
Japan prosecutors seek life sentence for man in fatal bullet train knife attack
Prosecutors on Monday asked a court to sentence a 23-year-old man to life in prison over a random knife attack aboard a bullet train last year that left one person dead and two others injured.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric worker investigated over suicide of recruit
A Mitsubishi Electric Corp. employee has been referred to prosecutors for allegedly inciting suicide after one of the company's recruits killed himself in August.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2019
Former senior member of Zaitokukai fined ¥500,000, but escapes prison term over anti-Korean hate speech
The Kyoto District Court fines a former senior member of the anti-Korean group Zaitokukai u00a5500,000 for using hate speech in the city to defame an operator of schools for Korean children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2019
Japanese parents file liability lawsuit against state over joint custody rights
The 12 divorced parents want u00a512 million in damages for allegedly being denied the right to raise their children. They also want Japan to create a joint custody system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 18, 2019
Brazilian man sues Japan for injuries after being forcibly restrained at immigration center
A Brazilian man has sued the Japanese government after sustaining injuries in October last year while being forcibly restrained at an immigration facility in Tokyo, people familiar with the matter said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2019
Law enabling compensation for families of leprosy sufferers passes uncontested in Japan's Upper House
The law allows compensation payments of up to u00a51.8 million to family members of people with leprosy who experienced discrimination and prejudice under Japan's former segregation policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2019
Tokyo court rejects damages suit over law forcing married couples to share a surname
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected a damages suit filed by three couples who argued that the country's law forcing married couples to use the same surname is unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 12, 2019
Amid favoritism uproar, ex-top Japan bureaucrat, 88, referred to prosecutors over deadly crash
Police on Tuesday referred to prosecutors the case of an 88-year-old former senior bureaucrat who was involved in a Tokyo car crash that left a toddler and her mother dead and prompted many elderly Japanese to surrender their driver's licenses for fear of causing a similar accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 12, 2019
Fukuoka court orders Japan and firms to pay ¥350 million for health problems due to asbestos
The Fukuoka High Court on Monday ordered the government and four construction materials makers to pay some ¥350 million in damages to former construction workers and bereaved relatives in the Kyushu region over health problems caused by asbestos, such as lung cancer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2019
WeWork and SoftBank sued over canceled IPO
WeWork officials and SoftBank are being sued by minority shareholders to recoup losses as the shared workspace provider pulled its initial public offering and saw its value plunge more than 87 percent.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2019
Japan lawmakers sign off on plan to compensate families of former leprosy patients
A group of Japanese lawmakers on Thursday approved a plan to compensate family members of former leprosy patients with payments of up to ¥1.8 million each.
EDITORIALS
Sep 20, 2019
Acquittals don't absolve Tepco of blame for disaster
The acquittals of the former Tepco executives highlight the limitations of criminal trials in pursuing the responsibility of executives of large firms for serious accidents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2019
In 'rare' move, Abe says government won't appeal damages awarded to leprosy patients' kin
“We must not prolong the hardship of family members who have gone through something indescribable,” Abe said in announcing the decision.
EDITORIALS
Jul 3, 2019
The damage done to kin of Hansen's disease patients
The government needs to listen to what patients' relatives have gone through and explore what can be done to make up for the damage done.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2019
Court orders Japan government to pay ¥370 million to leprosy patients' kin for discrimination
The ruling by the Kumamoto District Court is the first to compensate for discrimination suffered by relatives of people who had Hansen's disease.
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2019
NRA safety license for Sendai reactors legal, Fukuoka court finds, dismissing volcano risk lawsuit
The district court says it found nothing illegal with a safety clearance granted to two reactors in Kyushu that were restarted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2019
Japanese courts to use web meetings to connect judges and lawyers in suit preparations
District courts in Tokyo and seven other cities will begin using web meetings in February 2020 to connect judges and lawyers online to help make necessary preparations for lawsuits easier, according to judicial sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2019
Fukuoka High Court overturns ruling and denies damages in hepatitis B relapse cases
A high court on Monday overturned a lower-court ruling and denied damages to chronic hepatitis B sufferers who contracted the illness in a state-run vaccination program and had relapses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2019
Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange founder Mark Karpeles gets suspended term for falsifying data but is cleared of embezzlement
Mark Karpeles gets a suspended term for data manipulation related to the scandalous disappearance of 850,000 bitcoins in 2014 but is found not guilty of embezzlement.

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