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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 31, 2015
Employees sue moving firm Hikkoshisha over mandatory damage reimbursement
A group of current and former workers at mover Hikkoshisha Co. file a lawsuit seeking some u00a570 million in compensation for lost wages that were used to reimburse customers when goods were damaged in transit.
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2015
Parents sue over son's binge-drinking death at 2012 Todai tennis club gathering
A couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the death of their 21-year-old son from acute alcohol poisoning as a result of binge drinking at a university tennis club gathering.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2015
530 Minamisoma residents sue government over hot spot delisting
Minamisoma residents sue the government for removing their districts from a list of radioactive hot spots, cutting off access to subsidies.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 24, 2015
U.S. broadband trade group sues FCC over net neutrality rules
A U.S. trade group representing broadband providers on Monday appealed in court the Federal Communications Commission's recently approved net neutrality rules, marking the first of several anticipated legal challenges.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 11, 2015
NSA sued by Wikimedia, rights groups over mass surveillance
The U.S. National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 10, 2015
Suntory sues Asahi over nonalcoholic beer patent
Suntory Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against rival Asahi Breweries Ltd. to suspend sales and production of nonalcoholic beer-flavored drinks, claiming Asahi infringed on a Suntory patent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2015
Four Syrian asylum seekers to sue for refugee status
Four asylum seekers from conflict-ridden Syria will soon initiate a lawsuit against the central government to seek official refugee status, the first from their nation to do so.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2015
State sues Okinawa over document disclosure without consent
The central government has sued the Okinawa Prefectural Government to nullify its decision to disclose documents including an accord on joint use of a road in Okinawa without the consent of the Japanese and U.S. governments, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2015
Korean court rejects Sankei journalist's petition to lift travel ban
A court in Seoul on Friday rejected a petition by a Japanese newspaper journalist accused of defaming South Korea's president that demanded he be allowed to leave the country, informed sources said.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 10, 2015
Lawsuits claim Ferguson, other Missouri town engaging in debtors' prison scheme
Ferguson, Missouri, and a second St. Louis suburb are being accused in separate lawsuits of operating a "debtors' prison scheme," illegally jailing poor people who are unable to pay traffic tickets or fines tied to other minor offenses.
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2015
NTV, Toyo Eiwa student settle over broadcaster's rescinded job offer
Nippon Television Network Corp. reached a court-mediated settlement Thursday with a female college student who sued the broadcaster for rescinding an earlier offer for an announcer's job because she had worked at a night club.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2015
Grand jury member in Ferguson police shooting case sues prosecutor, demands to speak out
A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old sued the prosecutor in the case on Monday, criticizing the way evidence was presented to grand jurors and seeking court permission to speak publicly about the way the case was handled.
BUSINESS
Jan 2, 2015
Apple customers sue over shortage of storage space in iOS 8
Apple Inc. misleads consumers about the amount of storage space used by its iOS 8 operating system in iPhones, iPods and iPads, two users claimed in a suit targeting the software, adding a new wrinkle to a product introduction that has been riddled with hiccups, snafus and missteps.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2014
Hundreds of Fukushima evacuees sue Tepco for ¥6 billion
More than 340 people forced to evacuate by the atomic meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant in 2011 filed a lawsuit Friday against Tokyo Electric Power Co. demanding around ¥6 billion in compensation.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2014
Creditors sue CEO of failed Mt. Gox for damages from bitcoin losses
Three creditors of Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange operator that went bankrupt in February, have filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court, demanding that its CEO, Mark Karpeles, pay ¥23.5 million in damages, it was learned Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 21, 2014
Female civil servant sues over 'institutional sexism' in her ministry
In what may be a legal first, a female civil servant sues the government over what she calls institutional sexism at the ministry she works for, citing almost two decades of blocked promotions and pay raises.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2014
Ruling denying welfare for foreign residents finds homegrown, biased support
The landmark Supreme Court ruling in July that found permanent residents of Japan legally ineligible for public assistance is already having an impact. Moves are afoot both at the national and local levels to try to scale back or remove welfare payments to foreign residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 8, 2014
Court turns down damages suit over quake-caused land liquefaction in Chiba Prefecture
The Tokyo District Court on Wednesday turned down a damages suit against the nation's biggest real estate developer and other defendants over the liquefaction of residential land in Chiba Prefecture caused by the deadly March 11, 2011, earthquake.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2014
Bad horse-racing bets ruled as tax deductible expenses in civil case
An Osaka horse bettor wins a civil tax case after a court rules that his losses from losing bets should be counted as deductable expenses under tax rules.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2014
Google threatened with lawsuit over leaked nude celebrity photos: New York Post
A lawyer who represents about a dozen female celebrities whose private photos were posted online by hackers has threatened to sue Google Inc for failing to take the photos off its websites, according to the New York Post.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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