National / Crime & Legal Oct 29, 2013

Case over online leak of anti-terror info gets dropped

Tokyo police on Tuesday dropped their case over a 2010 leak that included sensitive details about their anti-terrorism efforts because the statute of limitations for filing charges expired. After three years of investigating the leak, which they strongly believe was an inside job, the police ...

Capital crimes soon to lose statute

Reference | FYI Mar 30, 2010

Capital crimes soon to lose statute

by Setsuko Kamiya

The Democratic Party of Japan-led government recently approved a bill to abolish the statute of limitations on crimes that could be punishable by hanging in a move experts say signals a major shift in the justice system. The bill, which would amend the Criminal Procedure ...