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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 9, 2014
Sex change plaintiff wins damages over golf course snub
A businesswoman in Shizuoka Prefecture who changed her registered sex from male to female due to gender identity disorder has won a damages suit with a golf course operator that refused her membership based on the sex change.
WORLD / Society
Aug 6, 2014
U.S. judge rules 'comfort women' monument does not violate Constitution
A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking the removal of a "comfort women" statue in the Southern California city of Glendale, ruling that the monument does not violate the Constitution as alleged in the case filed by two Japanese-Americans and a nonprofit organization.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 23, 2014
Toshiba may seek more than $1 billion in SK Hynix chip lawsuit
Toshiba Corp. said it may increase the damages it is seeking from SK Hynix Inc. over claims the South Korean semiconductor maker wrongfully acquired information related to memory chips.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 3, 2014
Marino joins concussion lawsuit against NFL
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is among 15 former players suing the NFL over claims it hid the risk of concussions sustained during the game.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 27, 2014
Court rules against 3/11 suicide link
A district court has ruled there was no link between a 65-year-old man's suicide in 2012 in Fukushima Prefecture and the nuclear crisis stemming from the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2014
3/11 victims' kin have day in court
The families of 23 Ishinomaki students killed by tsunami in March 2011 testify as a trial over responsibility for their deaths begins in Sendai.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2014
Miyagi dad seeks values, not revenge
Toshiro Sato, 50, a teacher in Miyagi Prefecture who lost his daughter to the 2011 megaquake and tsunami, believes there are other ways than going to court to tell people about the pain of losing loved ones and to prevent such tragedies from recurring.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2014
Activists sue over Abe's 'unconstitutional' Yasukuni visit
Citizens in Osaka sue the government for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's controversial visit last December to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, alleging it violated their constitutional right to 'live in peace.'
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2014
Banks sue Olympus for ¥27.9 billion over fraud
Olympus Corp. said Wednesday it's being sued by six banks for a total of ¥27.9 billion in damages, the largest amount among civil lawsuits filed against the camera and endoscope maker over a 13-year accounting fraud.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2014
Kin sue over tsunami deaths of 23 kids at Miyagi school
The relatives of 23 elementary school students killed in the March 2011 tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, filed a lawsuit Monday blaming the city and prefecture for the school's failure to evacuate them to higher ground.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2014
Wartime labor suit filed in China
A group of Chinese experts and citizens file suit against two Japanese companies, seeking compensation for victims of wartime forced labor.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2014
Lawyer challenges secrets law
A lawyer filed a lawsuit Thursday against the government, seeking a court ruling that the recently enacted state secrets law, which imposes stricter penalties on leakers of state secrets, runs against the Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jan 27, 2014
War redress reversal in South Korea
Recent South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to compensate Koreans who were forced to perform labor for them during the war have cast a shadow on already strained bilateral ties.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 27, 2014
E-retailer sues to lift online drug sales ban
Major e-commerce firm Kenko.com Inc. sued the government Monday over legislation enacted last month to restrict online sales of certain over-the-counter drugs, calling the new rule an "unconstitutional" impingement on freedom of business.
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2014
Hakodate to sue to stop nuclear plant construction in Aomori
The mayor of Hakodate said Saturday that his city plans to sue the central government and a utility around March to halt construction of a nuclear plant in nearby Aomori Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2013
Parents to sue in bullied son's death
The parents of a 17-year-old high school student who committed suicide last year said Monday they will file a damages suit against his classmates and teachers, arguing their son's death was caused by school bullying.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2013
Toyota fined $3 million by U.S. jury
Toyota Motor Corp. must pay $3 million in a lawsuit claiming that a defect in a Camry caused the vehicle to suddenly accelerate, leading to an accident that left one woman dead and another injured, an Oklahoma jury says.
BUSINESS
Oct 20, 2013
Mizuho to up scrutiny to prevent mob loans
To ensure that no more loans are made to organized crime groups, Mizuho Bank is considering setting up a special organization and bringing in an outside board member to strengthen supervision, sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2013
Lay judge seeks payout over murder case stress
A former lay judge is suing the government for ¥2 million in compensation, claiming she was hit by an acute stress disorder after being exposed to graphic evidence at a murder trial.
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2013
Tepco caused suicide, wife tells court
A suit opens against Tepco, with a Filipino woman from Fukushima Prefecture seeking about ¥126 million over the death of her Japanese husband, who committed suicide when his business faltered amid the nuclear plant crisis.

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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.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on