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JAPANESE COURTS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2018
Nissan's jailed ex-chief Carlos Ghosn vows to restore his honor in court, NHK says
Nissan Motor Co.'s jailed ex-chairman, Carlos Ghosn, vowed to restore his good name in court after a month in detention, NHK said on Friday, quoting his lawyer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2018
Two more sue Japan's government over forced sterilization under postwar eugenics law
Two men sued the state Monday for damages over their forced sterilization under a now-defunct eugenics protection law that mandated the prevention of people with intellectual disabilities from reproducing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 15, 2018
Osaka High Court acquits tattoo artist charged for working without a medical license
The Osaka High Court on Wednesday overturned a lower court decision and acquitted a tattooist for operating without a medical license, ruling the process is not a medical practice.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2018
Tokyo Disneyland seeks rejection of costumed performers' lawsuit
The two plaintiffs are seeking a combined u00a57.55 million in damages for health problems developed as a result of their treatment at work.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 11, 2018
Residents in Miyagi file suit to block burning of radiation-tainted waste from Fukushima nuclear disaster
Residents in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to prevent a local public association from burning radiation-tainted waste generated by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Jul 2, 2018
Giving visitors to Japan something they can dance to
Is this a case of deja vu on the dancefloor?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 26, 2018
Sendai court blames lack of local government plan for deaths of school children in 2011 tsunami
The ruling said that the school, sited up to 1.5 meters above sea level, should have been designated in the city's hazard map as being vulnerable to tsunami.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 25, 2018
Former NHK reporter sentenced to 21 years in prison for series of rapes
A court sentenced on Wednesday a 29-year-old former reporter for public broadcaster NHK to 21 years in prison for raping three women.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2018
Japanese government seeks dismissal of forced sterilization damages claim
The government demands the dismissal of a compensation claim filed by a woman in her 60s with intellectual disabilities over her forced sterilization under the now-defunct eugenic protection law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2018
Saitama man handed nine-year prison term for holding girl captive for two years
Kabu Terauchi's defense lawyers claimed their client was not able to take full responsibility for his actions, but the judge saw things differently.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2018
Tokyo High Court upholds 26-year prison term for child molester who killed 2-year-old boy
The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a 29-year-old man to 26 years in prison for killing a 2-year-old boy he baby-sat in 2014.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Jan 28, 2018
Court cases shine a light on Japan's problem with paternity leave
Two cases currently before the courts show how the reality of Japanese workplaces can clash with government attempts to encourage fathers to help raise their children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 9, 2017
Without an official father, kids can be stateless
On Nov. 29, the Kobe District Court dismissed a suit against the state filed by a woman in her 60s who claimed that the law that allows only men to deny paternity of a child is unconstitutional, since it discriminates against women. She said the law meant she was unable to register her daughter as the...
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2017
Dentsu to pay employees ¥2.4 billion for overtime work after conviction for labor violations
The advertising giant's move comes after its conviction of labor practice violations related to the overwork-linked suicide of an employee in 2015.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2017
Disneyland entertainer awarded compensation over pain linked to performances
A woman employed as a costumed performer at Tokyo Disneyland was awarded labor compensation after developing a disorder that caused acute pain in her arm, the park's operator said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 6, 2017
Court orders Dentsu to pay $4,400 fine over illegal working hours that led to suicide of 24-year-old recruit
A court orders advertising giant Dentsu Inc. to pay u00a5500,000 for labor practice violations, which resulted in the suicide of a new recruit due to excessive working hours.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 27, 2017
Surviving sexual assault in Japan, then victimized again
Despite signs of progress, some women still face secondary ordeals at the hands of police after rape and other sexual attacks.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 27, 2017
Osaka court rules tattoo artist's work violated medical law, was not art or expression
An Osaka tattoo artist was found guilty Wednesday of violating the Medical Practitioners' Law in a case that drew international attention to Japan's tattoo culture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2017
Peruvian family facing deportation files lawsuit seeking special permission to remain in Japan
A Peruvian mother and her two teenage children filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking special permission to stay in Japan, claiming that deportation would harm the children, who were born and raised in Japan.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2017
Prosecutors demand ¥300,000 fine for Osaka tattooist
Prosecutors on Friday demanded that a tattooist in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, be slapped with a fine of ¥300,000 for operating without a medical doctor's license.

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