Top Court Rules Against Okinawa Over Henoko

Top court rules against Okinawa over Henoko

Japan's top court has finalized a ruling against Okinawa Prefecture over a landfill project needed to move a US airbase in the southern prefecture.

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the prefectural government to halt the project.

Isolated 'special Court' Ruled Unconstitutional

Isolated 'special court' ruled unconstitutional

A Japanese district court has found it unconstitutional to have held a trial decades ago for a man who was declared a patient for leprosy, or Hansen's disease, at isolation facilities.

The man was charged with a murder, and his trial was held at a "special court" in the 1950s. He was sentenced to death, and executed in 1962 at the age of 40.

High Court Dismisses Request To Halt Ohi Reactors

High court dismisses request to halt Ohi reactors

A Japanese high court has turned down a request to halt two reactors at a nuclear power plant in central Japan.

The Osaka High Court on Thursday dismissed an injunction to suspend operations of the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Ohi plant in Fukui Prefecture. The plant is operated by Kansai Electric Power Company.

Osaka Court Rejects City's Claim Over Tax Donation

Osaka court rejects city's claim over tax donation

A Japanese court has refused a claim by a city in western Japan that the national government should review its decision to exclude the city from the so-called hometown tax donation system.

The Osaka High Court dismissed on Thursday a suit filed by Izumisano City in Osaka Prefecture against the internal affairs ministry.

Court Orders Suspension Of Ikata Nuclear Reactor

Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor

A Japanese high court has ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor in western Japan after local residents filed for an injunction over safety concerns.

The Hiroshima High Court issued the injunction on Friday afternoon for the No.3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The plant is operated by Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Court To Rule On Whether To Suspend Ikata Reactor

Court to rule on whether to suspend Ikata reactor

A Japanese high court will soon rule on whether to suspend a nuclear reactor in western Japan after local residents filed for an injunction over safety concerns.

The Hiroshima High Court will announce a decision on Friday afternoon on the No.3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture. The plant is operated by Shikoku Power Electric Company.

Tokyo District Court Revokes Ghosn's Bail

Tokyo District Court revokes Ghosn's bail

Sources say the Tokyo District Court has decided to revoke the bail of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Tokyo prosecutors had requested the revocation after Ghosn released a statement saying he is now in Lebanon.

Court-imposed Conditions For Ghosn's Release

Court-imposed conditions for Ghosn's release

Conditions that a Japanese court imposed in exchange for the release of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn include a ban on overseas travel.

Under the conditions, Ghosn's residence is restricted to a house in central Tokyo. He is required to have his lawyers keep his passport.

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.