Japan's 10-year-old Lay Judge System Discussed

Japan's 10-year-old lay judge system discussed

The Supreme Court and other legal professionals in Japan have hosted a symposium to mark the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the country's lay judge system.

About 90,000 citizens have taken part in the system so far, and handed down sentences to about 12,000 defendants.

Supreme Court Says Lay Judge System Working Well

Supreme Court says lay judge system working well

Japan's Supreme Court has released a report saying that the lay judge system has largely worked well since it was launched a decade ago.

The system, which will mark its 10th anniversary next Tuesday, has so far handled 12,000 cases, with about 90,000 citizens taking part as lay judges.

Chilean Judge To Look Into Murder Of Japanese

Chilean judge to look into murder of Japanese

A judge in Chile appears set to question a man suspected of killing a Japanese student in France in 2016.

Narumi Kurosaki, a student at Tsukuba University, went missing in December of that year while she was on an exchange program in the city of Besancon, eastern France.

Robotic Girl And Dog Pair Up To Judge Your Body Odor In Japanese

Robotic girl and dog pair up to judge your body odor in JapaneseThe latest advancement in robotics are two automatons designed to bluntly inform you that it's time to brush your teeth or change your socks.

Robot maker CrazyLabo and the Kitakyushu National College of Technology, both in Fukuoka Prefecture, have developed a female humanoid and a dog robot that sniff a person's breath and feet and use snarky remarks and exaggerated reactions to encourage offenders to do something about their breath and body odor.