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Nov 23, 2019
Amazon files lawsuit against Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract with Microsoft
Amazon filed a lawsuit in a federal U.S. court on Friday contesting the U.S. Defense Department's decision last month to award a Pentagon cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to rival bidder Microsoft.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2019
Best-selling writer Tamotsu Sugano referred to prosecutors over allegation of attempted sexual assault
Best-selling nonfiction writer Tamotsu Sugano was referred to prosecutors earlier this month after allegations he attempted to sexually assault a woman in 2012, police said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2019
Ex-coach Christophe Jean sues Naomi Osaka over 20 percent of earnings
Naomi Osaka is being sued by her former coach who says the world No. 1 tennis player owes him 20 percent of her career earnings, American entertainment website TMZ has reported.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2019
Court rejects damages claim against Hitotsubashi University over death of outed gay student
A court rejected a damages suit filed against a Tokyo university by the parents of a graduate student who died after he was outed as gay by another student.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2018
Takanoiwa drops lawsuit against ex-yokozuna Harumafuji over assault
Wrestler Takanoiwa on Tuesday dropped a damages suit filed against former yokozuna Harumafuji for an assault last year, saying his family in Mongolia has been subject to abuse over the legal action.
Oct 26, 2018
No one wanted Trump portrait, so his charity had to buy it, his lawyer argues
When Donald Trump offered to pay $10,000 from his personal charitable foundation for a six-foot oil portrait of himself, the future president only meant to "get the bidding started" during a 2014 auction at his Mar-a-Lago resort, his lawyer told a New York judge.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2018
Former wrestling official Kazuhito Sakae files defamation suit against Kaori Icho's coach
Kazuhito Sakae, the prominent wrestling coach who came under fire for harassing four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho, has filed a defamation suit against another coach believed to have first made the allegations, Sakae's lawyer said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 27, 2018
Wife of Nepalese man who died during interrogation sues state, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The wife of a 39-year-old Nepalese man who died in March last year while being interrogated by prosecutors filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court on Friday, demanding about ¥7 million in damages from the central government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2018
Family of slain Australian woman sues Minneapolis police over shooting
The family of an Australian woman who was shot dead by Minneapolis police last year after calling them to report a suspected crime near her home sued the city and several officers Monday, saying they had violated her civil rights.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 11, 2018
High court rejects decision to reopen 1966 Hakamada quadruple murder case
The Tokyo High Court on Monday overturned the Shizuoka District Court's decision to reopen the 1966 murder case involving former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada, who was convicted of killing four people, despite recent DNA evidence that undermined his prosecution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2018
Tokyo lawyers to sue nationalists who allegedly targeted them for their stance on Korean schools
Two Tokyo lawyers said Thursday they plan to sue hundreds of internet rightists, who the lawyers say campaigned to have them reprimanded over their apparent support for free education at ethnic Korean schools in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2018
Monk sues temple at Mount Koya World Heritage site over heavy workload
A monk working at the World Heritage site of Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture has filed a lawsuit against the organization that operates the temple for damages and unpaid wages, claiming he developed depression and was forced to take a leave of absence because of his heavy workload, a lawyer representing him said Wednesday.
May 3, 2018
Trump asks court to toss foreign payments suit, claims 'absolute immunity'
President Donald Trump has again asked a U.S. court to dismiss a suit accusing him of flouting constitutional safeguards against corruption by refusing to separate himself from his business empire while in office, claiming "absolute immunity."
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 26, 2018
Osaka man barred from attending same-sex partner's cremation seeks inheritance and damages in pioneering lawsuit
The rare case involving inheritance from a same-sex partner of almost five decades highlights problems faced by such couples upon the deaths of partners under current legal rules.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 20, 2018
More people to sue state over sterilizations under eugenics law
The government may soon face more lawsuits over the forced sterilization of people with disabilities as a group of lawyers said Friday that preparations are under way following the first such lawsuit, which was filed by a Miyagi woman earlier this year.
Apr 12, 2018
USA Gymnastics sues insurance carriers amid Nassar lawsuits
USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven't fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2018
Japan's nuclear regulator to hire more legal staff to respond to Fukushima-related lawsuits
Japan's nuclear regulator will increase its number of legal staff from this spring to deal with lawsuits related to the Fukushima crisis, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2018
Peruvian drifter gets death for 2015 slayings of six in Saitama
The man who went on a house-to-house stabbing spree in Saitama is condemned to hang after being deemed mentally fit to be held responsible for his actions.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 8, 2018
High court rules vote weight gap in Japan's 2017 general election was unconstitutional
A high court ruled Wednesday that the gap in the weight of votes in last October's Lower House election amounted to "a state of unconstitutionality," despite previous high court rulings accepting the level of disparity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2018
Japanese court orders Zushi Municipal Government to pay husband of stalking victim
A district court Monday ordered the city of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, to pay ¥1.1 million in compensation for giving the address of a woman to the stalker who tracked her down and murdered her in 2012.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on