Tag - japanese-courts



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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 28, 2014
Baby sitter in dead toddler case to face child porn charges
The Saitama baby sitter arrested over the death of a child in his care is served a fresh warrant on suspicion of producing child pornography.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 25, 2014
Dance club operator acquitted of corrupting sexual morals under '48 law
A former nightclub owner is found not guilty of debasing sexual morals in what is being described as Japan's first trial challenging the constitutionality of dance regulations.
Mar 24, 2014
Father haunted by memories of son who perished
Ryo Shibuya, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the town of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, lost his 2-year-old son Ayumu in the 2011 tsunami.
Dec 3, 2013
Documentary film 'Save the Club Noon' tackles anti-dancing law
Dancers displeased with the anti-dance law and the shutdown of a popular club in Osaka are taking their arguments to the screens this month in a documentary titled "Save The Club Noon."
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2013
Japan's juke scene gears up to go foot to foot with Chicago
I am at Battle Train Tokyo, the first official footwork dance tournament in Japan. It's being held at Kata, a gallery in the capital's Ebisu district. Sixteen dancers have signed up in the hope of becoming Japan's footwork champion, which comes with a ¥50,000 cash prize and a small championship belt...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 16, 2013
Kan sues Abe for 3/11 defamation
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan sues Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for defamation, saying he has no grounds to accuse him of mismanaging the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
JAPAN / Politics
May 21, 2013
1948 law on entertainment biz too strict on dance clubs, lawmakers say
Lawmakers across party lines pledged Monday to revise a law they consider obsolete that imposes strict operational and licensing rules on dance clubs.
Japan Times
May 16, 2013
Thaemlitz's mix tackles antidancing law
It's fitting that I should be meeting Terre Thaemlitz on May 1, International Workers' Day — she wryly refers to herself as a "feminist Marxist" before we begin our interview in proper.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2013
Oi reactors can remain online, court says
In a key decision likely to affect efforts to restart the nation's nuclear power plants, the Osaka District Court ruled Tuesday that two reactors in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, are operating under rational safety standards and that it is not clear there is a concrete danger posed by their location near active...
Japan Times
Dec 29, 2012
Club crowd uses salsa to slam archaic law
Earlier this month, several people were seen salsa dancing in frigid weather outside bustling Shibuya Station. They weren't there to show off, but to protest what they say is an outdated law that is being used to indiscriminately crack down on their favorite dancing spots.
Dec 1, 2012
Another suit filed to halt reactors at Kepco's over Oi nuclear plant
A lawsuit was filed Friday by 154 people in Fukui and other prefectures seeking to shut down the only nuclear reactors now in operation in Japan, at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s power plant in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, contending Kepco had the two units restarted before their safety was guaranteed.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2012
Antidancing law out of step with Japan's youth culture
Many in Japan's large and lively dance community centered on hip-hop, house and other styles are becoming increasingly upset at what appears to be a police crackdown on an essential part of their lives.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2012
Grassroots group forms to fight antidancing law
Around 200 people gathered on the dancefloor of Kyoto's Club World on Sunday — but they weren't dancing.
May 29, 2010
Responsibility for asbestos ills
The Osaka District Court on May 19 ordered the government to pay ¥435 million in compensation to 23 people who worked in asbestos-spinning factories in the Sennan area of Osaka Prefecture from 1939 to 2005. It did not offer compensation to three other plaintiffs, including a resident who lived near...


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan