Tag - lawsuit



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 14, 2017
Tokyo court rules against pro-Pyongyang school in tuition waiver lawsuit
A Tokyo court on Wednesday upheld the government's exclusion of a pro-Pyongyang school in Tokyo from a tuition waiver program that covers most high schools in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 30, 2017
Parents of woman who committed suicide sue Kitakyushu government for power harassment
The parents of a 27-year-old former part-time city worker who committed suicide in 2015 filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding ¥13 million in compensation from the Kitakyushu Municipal Government, claiming their daughter was overworked and harassed by a supervisor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2017
Okinawa to file fresh lawsuit in bid to block relocation of U.S. Marine base
The Okinawa Prefectural Government will file a new lawsuit against the central government Monday to block ongoing construction work at the relocation site for a contentious U.S. Marine base, local government sources said Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 28, 2017
Ehime man gets eight years for online banking scheme but not guilty of using neighbor's Wi-Fi
The Tokyo District Court sentenced a man to eight years in prison Thursday for illegally obtaining the internet banking passwords and account details of other people and using the information to illegally remit money, but was found not guilty of "free riding" his neighbor's Wi-Fi service.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2017
Ex-worker during Fukushima disaster sues Tepco, Kyushu Electric over leukemia
A former nuclear worker who developed leukemia after combating the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis demanded ¥59 million (around $524,000) in damages from two utilities Thursday at his first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2017
Trust banks plan ¥1 billion lawsuit against Toshiba
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp. and an affiliated trust bank plan to sue scandal-ridden Toshiba Corp. for ¥1 billion over losses incurred from a major accounting scandal that sent its share price plummeting, a source close to the matter said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2017
Relatives of volcanic eruption victims in Japan sue weather agency over alert
Kin of some victims of a 2014 volcanic eruption file suit against the weather agency for failing to issue a proper alert for hikers.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2017
Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV to reclaim rights to Beatles music
Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp.'s music publishing arm on Wednesday in a federal court in New York, seeking to get back the copyrights to music of his former band, court records show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 17, 2016
Court awards noise damages but rejects demand for flight suspension at Futenma base
The Naha District Court ordered the government to pay around u00a52.46 billion to 3,395 residents due to aircraft noise from a key U.S. air base.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 11, 2016
No redress for deportation death of Ghanaian man at Narita airport: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal for compensation from the family of a Ghanaian man who died after being restrained by immigration officials during deportation.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 21, 2016
Okinawa residents sue state over construction of U.S. helipads
People near the site of helipads to be built for the U.S. military file suit against Tokyo, seeking to stop construction due to noise problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 26, 2016
Court rules that TV-capable cellphones don't require NHK contracts
The Saitama District Court rules that an owner of a cellphone equipped with the One Seg mobile TV function has no obligation to sign a subscription fee contract with NHK.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 24, 2016
Woman sues ex-primary school vice principal for sexual abuse from 25 years ago
A woman in her 30s has sued a former vice principal of a public elementary school in Toyama Prefecture for alleged sexual abuse and indecent acts she says were perpetrated against her nearly a quarter century ago when she was around 10 years old, her lawyer said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 27, 2016
Cervical cancer vaccine suit filed over side effects
Sixty-three women and girls who reported side effects from cervical cancer vaccines sued the government and drugmakers on Wednesday as a sharp divide remained over the risks the medicine poses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2016
Okinawa protests erupt as U.S. helipad construction resumes
Hundreds of riot police clash with protesters as the construction of U.S. helipads resumes in Okinawa's Northern Training Area as part of a land deal with U.S. forces.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2016
Jailed transgender killer files suit over denial of hormone injections
A 29-year-old transgender woman convicted of killing a man she was dating has filed a ¥10 million lawsuit over authorities' refusal to allow hormone injections to treat her gender dysphoria in prison and at a detention center, it has been learned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2016
Tamogami pleads not guilty to paying his campaign staff
Former Air Self-Defense Force chief Toshio Tamogami tells the Tokyo District Court he's innocent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 9, 2016
800 Osaka, Nagasaki residents sue over security laws
More than 800 people, including atomic bomb survivors, launched legal action against the government this week over controversial security laws they believe threaten their right to live in peace.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2016
VW sued for €3.3 billion in Germany over emissions scam; shares dive 2.9%
Volkswagen AG was sued for €3.3 billion ($3.7 billion) over how the company informed markets about devices used to hide pollution in diesel engines, its biggest legal challenge in Germany to date after a wave of lawsuits in the U.S. on the scandal.
Mar 10, 2016
Takahama injunction delivers body blow to Japan's nuclear power industry
Pro-nuclear politicians fear that the nation's push to restart as many reactors as possible as quickly as possible has come to a halt.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan