One Year From Controversial S.korean Court Ruling

One year from controversial S.Korean court ruling

Japan continues to await South Korean action to improve chilly bilateral ties one year after the nation's supreme court ordered a Japanese firm to compensate people who say they were forced to work during World War Two.

Wednesday marks one year since the top court issued the first of a series of rulings ordering similar compensation by Japanese firms.

Guests Enjoy Japanese Cuisine In Court Banquet

Guests enjoy Japanese cuisine in court banquet

International guests at Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony have been served Japanese cuisine at a court banquet.

The first of four "Kyoen-no-gi" banquets started just after 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday at the Imperial Palace.

First Of Four Court Banquets Underway

First of four court banquets underway

A series of court banquets to celebrate Emperor Naruhito's enthronement is now underway.

The first of four "Kyoen-no-gi" banquets started just after 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday at the Imperial Palace.

Supreme Court Backs Tsunami Victims' Compensation

Supreme Court backs tsunami victims' compensation

Japan's Supreme Court has upheld a high court ruling that ordered local governments to compensate the families of children who died in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Seventy-four students at Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, lost their lives in the tsunami. The families of 23 of the children filed a lawsuit against the city and prefecture in 2014, demanding about 21 million dollars in damages.

Court Finds Former Tepco Execs Not Guilty

Court finds former TEPCO execs not guilty

A Japanese district court has found all 3 former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

The Tokyo District Court handed down the ruling on Thursday. A group of citizens that led the case to prosecution vowed to continue to seek justice.

Court Finds Ex-tepco Execs Not Guilty

Court finds ex-TEPCO execs not guilty

Tokyo District Court has found the former chairman and two former vice presidents of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear accident at Fukushima.

Court To Rule On Ex-tepco Execs In Fukushima Case

Court to rule on ex-TEPCO execs in Fukushima case

A Japanese district court will rule on Thursday whether three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were responsible for the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Former TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto, were indicted on charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury. All three have denied the charges, and have pled not guilty.

Court Awards $240 Million For Kadena Base Noise

Court awards $240 million for Kadena base noise

A high court has ordered Japan's government to pay more than 240 million dollars to people living near the US Kadena airbase in Okinawa for suffering due to aircraft noise. But it rejected their demand for a ban on nighttime flights of US military aircraft.

The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court handed down the ruling on Wednesday.

Court Grants Damages Over Kadena Base Noise

Court grants damages over Kadena base noise

A Japanese high court has ordered the central government to compensate people living around a US airbase in Okinawa for their suffering from aircraft noise.

The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court on Wednesday awarded over 26 billion yen, or more than 240 million dollars, to a group of about 22,000 plaintiffs who live near the US Kadena Air Base.

Court Procedures Begin For Sale Of Mhi Assets

Court procedures begin for sale of MHI assets

Lawyers for South Korean plaintiffs seeking damages for wartime labor say they have begun court procedures to sell assets seized from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

They say they have asked the Mitsubishi side for a meeting three times but the requests were ignored. They also say three of the plaintiffs have passed away while MHI refuses to implement a ruling by South Korea's Supreme Court.

Abe: Govt. Will Not Appeal Leprosy Court Ruling

Abe: Govt. will not appeal leprosy court ruling

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will not appeal a court ruling that ordered it to pay damages to families of former patients of Hansen's disease.

The Kumamoto District Court in southwestern Japan ordered the central government on June 28 to pay about 3.5 million dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by more than 500 plaintiffs across the country.

Court To Decide Owner Of Ex-aum Leader's Remains

Court to decide owner of ex-Aum leader's remains

A daughter of the late Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara has asked a court to decide who should take possession of his ashes.

Sources say the fourth daughter of Asahara, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto, filed the request with the Tokyo Family Court last December. She has said she wanted to be the keeper of his remains in line with her father's wishes.

Supreme Court Rejects Retrial In Murder Case

Supreme Court rejects retrial in murder case

Japan's Supreme Court has rejected lower court decisions granting a woman a retrial in a 40-year-old murder case. It is believed to be the first time the Supreme Court rejected approval for a retrial by a district court and a high court.

Ayako Haraguchi was convicted in the 1979 death of her brother-in-law. The 92-year-old served a 10-year prison sentence but maintains her innocence.