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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2016
Baseball star Kiyohara pleads guilty to drug use in highly watched Tokyo trial
Former baseball star Kazuhiro Kiyohara admits possessing and using illegal drugs as his trial kicks off at the Tokyo District Court.
Apr 28, 2016
Supreme Court's probe falls short
The top court's probe into 'special trials' held for leprosy patients accused of criminal offenses failed to address whether the defendants recieved justice.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 25, 2016
Supreme Court apologizes for discriminatory treatment of Japan's leprosy patients
The Supreme Court apologizes to former leprosy patients for allowing lower courts to hold criminal trials involving them outside standard courtrooms over ungrounded fears about the spread of infection.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 21, 2016
Sixty years on, justice eludes Minamata residents poisoned with mercury
In the early 1970s, when the country was gripped by student unrest, it was the sight of a sit-in by Minamata disease sufferers outside the headquarters of Chisso Corp. in central Tokyo that gave high schooler Yuta Jitsukawa his cause.
Apr 6, 2016
High court upholds ruling endorsing restarts of Sendai reactors
The Fukuoka High Court's Miyazaki branch rejects an appeal by local residents against a ruling allowing the restart of two reactors.
Mar 28, 2016
IBM Japan loses lawsuit over faulty dismissal
The Tokyo District Court nullifies the dismissals of five IBM Japan employees and orders the company to pay their lost salaries following another 'abuse of power.'
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 24, 2016
Miyagi city ordered to pay ¥26.5 million over 9-year-old girl's 3/11 death
The Sendai District Court on Thursday ordered a city in Miyagi Prefecture to pay about ¥26.5 million ($235,000) in damages to the family of a 9-year-old girl who died in the 2011 tsunami disaster, citing improper guidance by her school.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2016
Former welfare official gets suspended sentence in My Number bribery case
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday handed down a suspended sentence to a former welfare ministry official for taking bribes in connection with the My Number social security and tax number system.
Feb 5, 2016
Widening asbestos compensation
The government should work out a scheme to provide relief to construction workers who suffered health damage from asbestos, which was widely used during Japan's construction boom.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2016
The shape-shifting landscape of Japan's electronic underground
Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May joined Tokyo's DJ Emma on New Year's Eve to say goodbye to one of the capital's most respected electronic music venues, Air.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 23, 2015
Tattooist's legal challenge could lift industry in Japan or send it underground
Tattooist Taiki Masuda is challenging a law that makes him a criminal for practicing what he considers a form of art.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2015
Tokyo District Court rejects two lawsuits challenging security laws
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected two lawsuits filed against the new national security laws enacted in September without holding any hearings, concluding the cases are not suitable for trial.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 21, 2015
Abuse victim fined ¥50,000 for not registering daughter's birth for 33 years
A court fines a mother on the run from an abusive husband for not registering her daughter's birth for more than 30 years, illustrating the struggle facing people without a koseki family registration.
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
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.


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