Tag - lawsuits



Feb 26, 2015
Takata to save faulty air bag inflators for litigation, U.S. probe
A U.S. safety regulator on Wednesday ordered Takata Corp. to preserve all air bag inflators removed through a recall process as evidence for a federal investigation and private litigation cases.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2015
Former Asahi reporter files libel suit over 'comfort women' issue
The former Asahi Shimbun reporter threatened by nationalists and revisionists for covering the “comfort women” issue sues a publisher and a Korea scholar over claims he fabricated his stories.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2014
Former Sony employees sue studio over 'nightmare' data breach
The massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. computers has spurred two lawsuits by former employees accusing the company of failing to protect the personal information of thousands of workers.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Lawsuits filed to nullify election results over vote-weight disparities
Two groups of lawyers filed suits Monday with high courts seeking to nullify the results of Sunday's election because of the Diet's perceived failure to correct disparities in the weight of votes among districts.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 28, 2014
U.S. consumers sue Takata over air bags, seek class action
Takata Corp., the Tokyo-based company whose potentially defective air bags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, is being sued by consumers in the U.S. who claim the firm and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 21, 2014
SK Hynix says Toshiba wants ¥109 billion in flash memory lawsuit
South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said Monday that rival Toshiba Corp is seeking ¥109.15 billion in damages in a lawsuit filed over the suspected leak of NAND flash memory chip technology.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 4, 2014
Plaintiffs appeal Atsugi base noise ruling, take aim at U.S. flights
Residents in a suit over noise at the Atsugi Air Base in Kanagawa Prefecture have appealed a May 21 Yokohama District Court ruling that only partially met their demand that flights be suspended at night.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 3, 2014
Ex-JAL cabin attendants lose court ruling over dismissal
The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines Co. cabin attendants who were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline's corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Jun 1, 2014
Accidental activist battles Japan's part-timer purgatory
Miho Marui isn't exactly sure how she wound up standing on top of a bus on a blustery Tokyo day in 2009, staring up at the 35-story headquarters of KDDI Corp.
Japan Times
May 13, 2014
Chinese families suing Japan Inc. for war redress in bigger numbers
As relations between Beijing and Tokyo plumb a new low, the descendants of hundreds of Chinese men forced to work in wartime Japan are taking big, modern-day Japanese corporations to court, seeking millions in compensation.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 24, 2014
Apple loses iPod patent battle in high court
The Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. of the United States to pay some ¥330 million in damages to a Japanese inventor for infringing on a patent involving its iPod music player.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 21, 2014
More activists sue over Abe's shrine visit
Hundreds of activists filed a lawsuit Monday with the Tokyo District Court against the government and war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, claiming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit there last December was unconstitutional.
Jan 13, 2014
Protecting consumers against fraud
The Diet has enacted a law that sets the procedure for class-action lawsuits aimed at helping consumers who have suffered financial damage from unscrupulous sales methods receive compensation from companies.
Nov 20, 2013
Reforms needed for civil litigation
The low number of civil lawsuits in Japan points to shortcomings in the legal system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 11, 2013
Toyota wins first acceleration trial
Toyota Motor Corp. was not responsible for an accident that killed a 66-year-old woman who crashed her 2006 Camry into a tree after it sped out of control on a road and into oncoming traffic, a Los Angeles jury finds.
Aug 5, 2013
U.S.-style class action? Unlikely for Tepco suits
About 1,700 people from various prefectures filed four separate lawsuits against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government last March 11, exactly two years after the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2013
Evacuee suits target Tepco, government
Fukushima residents forced out of their homes by the nuclear crisis plan to file group damages suits against the government and Tepco on the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.


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