Editorials Jan 15, 2015

Deplorable rejection of a retrial

A Nagoya court uses a depolorable rationale to reject the eighth request for retrial of an 88-year-old death row inmate convicted of fatally poisoning five women in 1961.

Commentary / Japan Jun 6, 2014

A travesty of justice

The Nagoya High Court has turned down the eighth request for retrial by an 88-year-old man on death row for the 1961 fatal poisoning of five women at a community meeting in Mie Prefecture.

National / Crime & Legal Dec 18, 2013

Two more high courts condemn vote gap

The Osaka High Court ruled Wednesday that the disparity of up to 4.77-fold in the weight of votes in July's Upper House election was unconstitutional but dismissed plaintiffs' demand that the election results in six western districts be nullified. Also on Wednesday, the Nagoya High ...