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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2016
Osaka subway drivers sue over right to grow a beard
Two Osaka subway drivers have sued the city's municipal government after their bonuses were cut because they refused to shave off their beards.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2016
Tepco to compensate couple for damages from voluntary Fukushima evacuation
The Kyoto District Court orders Tokyo Electric to compensate a couple for damages caused by their decision to voluntarily flee the nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 17, 2016
Japan's first Miss International, Ikumi Yoshimatsu, settles stalking lawsuit
Ikumi Yoshimatsu, who in 2012 became the first Japanese beauty queen to win the Miss International contest, has reached a settlement with a major talent agency executive she had sued for harassment and stalking.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 11, 2016
Was pregnancy a mistake? The question many Japanese women face
When nursing home caregiver Yukari Nishihara, 34, told her female boss that she was pregnant, she was taken aback by the response.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 10, 2016
Teen gets prison sentence for Kawasaki murder
The 19-year-old male who played a key role in the murder of a teenage boy on a Kawasaki riverbank last year was sentenced to nine to 13 years in prison Wednesday at the Yokohama District Court.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 10, 2016
Former world's richest man Tsutsumi settles suit with Seibu
Hotel and train operator Seibu Holdings Inc. settled legal claims by its units against ex-chairman Yoshiaki Tsutsumi and four former managers over damages related to the falsification of shareholder records that led to the company's delisting a decade ago.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2016
IOC, Tokyo 2020 organizers confirm Belgian designer's Olympics logo suit withdrawn
The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Games jointly confirmed in a statement Monday that Belgian designer Olivier Debie has dropped his plagiarism lawsuit filed in August over an Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano.
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2016
State, building supply makers ordered to pay redress for asbestos contamination
A court ordered the state and nine makers of building materials on Friday to pay ¥216 million ($1.8 million) in damages to former construction workers and their families for illnesses they developed after being exposed to asbestos at construction sites.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2016
Belgian designer drops suit over Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo, cites legal costs
Belgian designer Olivier Debie, who in August filed a plagiarism lawsuit over a Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano, says he will no longer pursue his grievance in court.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 18, 2016
In reversal, Tokyo High Court rules government not responsible for Ghanaian deportee's death
In a reversal, the Tokyo High Court determines that the government was not responsible for the 2010 death of a Ghanaian alledgedly subjected to excessive force by immigration authorities while being deported.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 13, 2016
High court acquits man in 2012 teenage rape case based on DNA test
A high court has acquitted a man charged with raping a teenage girl in 2012, overturning a lower court ruling that gave him a four-year prison term.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 5, 2016
U.S. sues VW over Clean Air Act violations; liabilities could theoretically top $90 billion
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen AG for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices to impair emission control systems in nearly 600,000 vehicles.
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2015
Futenma spat heads into courts as Okinawa sues Tokyo over landfill
The Okinawa Prefectural Government files a suit against the central government over the relocation of a U.S. military base.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2015
Lawyers to challenge constitutionality of security laws
A group of legal experts will file lawsuits with district courts across the country, arguing that the newly enacted security laws violate the Constitution.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 5, 2015
Lawsuit to demand permanent closure of Monju
Residents near the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture are preparing a lawsuit to demand the experimental nuclear plant be closed for good.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2015
Anchorwoman who fled Japan during Fukushima crisis to get lost salary from NHK
The Tokyo District Court nullifies a decision by NHK to end the contract of a French anchorwoman who temporarily fled Japan during the Fukushima nuclear crisis in March 2011.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 12, 2015
Lotte's disgruntled scion steps up legal attack against brother
The eldest son of Lotte Group's founder stepped up his legal attack against his younger brother by suing one of his executives and four Japanese units, escalating a long-running struggle for control over the South Korean retail giant.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2015
Ginowan residents sue over Onaga's decision to block Futenma relocation
A dozen citizens of Ginowan, the current location of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, file a suit against Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga's decision last week to block moving the base to another part of the prefecture.
BUSINESS
Aug 27, 2015
Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other automakers sued in U.S. over keyless ignition 'defect'
Toyota Motor Corp. and other major automakers were sued Wednesday in a California federal court over "deadly" keyless ignition systems that are linked to serious injuries and more than 13 deaths in the United States.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 7, 2015
Bill Cosby ordered to give sworn deposition in suit alleging sexual abuse of minor
Bill Cosby has been ordered to give a sworn deposition in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the comedian of plying her with alcohol and sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles when she was 15 years old.

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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.
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