National / Crime & Legal Jul 15, 2015

Ban on possession of child porn takes effect in Japan

Japan finally moved to ban the possession of pornographic photos and videos of children on Wednesday, amid growing international criticism as the only Group of Seven industrialized country that had not passed a law on the matter. After the Diet amended the law on punishment ...

Editorials Jan 21, 2015

Tough times for law schools

The slashing of overnment subsidies to underperforming law schools could lead to a dearth of legal education opportunities outside large metropolitan areas.

National Feb 14, 2014

Lawyer group charges Abe with constitutional ignorance

Alarmed by what they charge as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's lack of commitment to constitutionalism, a group of lawyers from around the country send him a reminder of the principles of the Constitution — accompanied by chocolates — for Valentine's Day.

National Aug 25, 2013

Lawyers to support bullying victims

A nationwide group of lawyers with expertise in school bullying will be established this year to better support victims, a source said Sunday. Yoshikuni Noguchi, a lawyer in Hyogo Prefecture, said he and other lawyers will hold a preparatory meeting in Nagoya later this week ...