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JAPANESE COURTS

JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2015
Bill easing regulations on temp workers passes key committee
The ruling bloc bulldozed a contentious bill to revise the worker dispatch law through an Upper House committee Tuesday, clearing a critical hurdle for its enactment that will enable companies to use temporary workers for as long as they wish.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2015
Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs
The Diet revised the adult entertainment business law on Wednesday to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight if they meet certain conditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2015
Tokyo court ruling suggests adultery OK if it's for business, experts say
A decision by the Tokyo District Court to reject a compensation case against a night club hostess who had a long-running sexual relationship with one of her clients effectively endorses adultery, experts say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 4, 2015
Some Japanese teens welcome move to reduce voting age, others apathetic
For high school student Aine Suzuki, the Lower House's move on Thursday to pass legislation that would reduce the voting age to 18 from the current 20 was akin to a dream come true.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 7, 2015
Kagoshima residents appeal court's go-ahead to restart Sendai reactors
Residents have appealed a court decision last month dismissing calls to prevent two reactors from being restarted at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 22, 2015
Kagoshima court rejects injunction against Sendai reactor restarts
The Kagoshima District Court on Wednesday dismissed a provisional injunction to block the restart of two more nuclear reactors in the prefecture, brushing aside the concerns of local residents worried about the safety of the plant.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2015
Prosecutors plan psychiatric tests for Awaji murder suspect
Prosecutors plan psychiatric tests to see whether a 40-year-old man can be held criminally responsible for a stabbing spree that left five people dead on Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, earlier this month, investigative sources said.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2015
Cabinet OKs bill that would let nightclubs operate past midnight
The Cabinet signs off on a bill that would revise the adult entertainment business law to enable discos and nightclubs that offer dancing to operate past midnight.
CULTURE / Music
Jan 23, 2015
Former owner of club Noon sees acquittal upheld
The former owner of an Osaka nightclub charged under Japan's controversial "no dancing" law has been cleared of wrongdoing after a High Court upheld his acquittal last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2014
Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death
The parents of a toddler killed in the 2011 tsunami while in the care of a municipal nursery reached a settlement with authorities on Wednesday in a damages suit heard at the Sendai High Court.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
Quack composer Samuragochi contests ¥61 million damages over canceled tour
A composer accused of faking deafness is contesting a damages suit filed over a nationwide tour that was canceled following the revelation that a ghostwriter penned many of his works.
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2014
Citing need for 'cleanliness,' Nippon TV retracts woman's job offer for working at Ginza night club
A college student is suing Nippon Television Network Corp. after the broadcaster terminated its offer of an announcer's job because she had worked part-time at a night club in Tokyo's Ginza district.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 10, 2014
Nightclubs should be allowed to operate all night with proper lighting, NPA panel says
Nightclubs should be allowed to operate past midnight so long as they follow lighting standards set by authorities, a report by a National Police Agency panel of experts says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2014
Officials plan historic law change to allow dance and music clubs to stay open all night
Administration officials and lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are considering lifting a ban on dance clubs, music venues and some bars operating past midnight.
CULTURE / Music
Jul 25, 2014
Have your say on 'no dancing' law
Give those dancing shoes a polish — the National Police Agency will be accepting public comments on the country's so-called fueihō anti-dancing law from today.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2014
Kepco could defy courts and restart Oi reactors despite legal block
Last week's ruling by the Fukui District Court blocking the restart of two reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture continues to create controversy, with operator Kansai Electric Power Co. saying it may defy the decision and fire up the reactors if three conditions are met even as safety concerns mount.
EDITORIALS
May 23, 2014
Reflect on Fukui nuclear ruling
The Fukui District Court's ruling that prohibits the restart of two nuclear power reactors run by Kansai Electric Power Co. challenges the Abe administration's energy policy of relying on nuclear power as a key source of the nation's electricity supply.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
May 22, 2014
Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push
Wednesday's court ruling blocking restarts of the No. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi plant may embolden opponents of nuclear power nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2014
Fukui court blocks Oi nuclear reactor restart, in landmark ruling
The Fukui District Court on Wednesday ruled that it will not allow the restart of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear plant, which is currently under safety examination by the country's top nuclear watchdog.
EDITORIALS
May 3, 2014
Nightclub beats rap on dancing
In a prod toward a modern legal view of sexual morals, an Osaka nightclub owner beats a charge, based on a 1948 law, of allowing patrons in his club to dance without a special permit for dancing.

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