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High court rejects appeal by teachers refused work for not standing and singing national anthem

26 Apr

The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by three former school teachers who claimed it was unreasonable they were banned from working part time after retirement because they had in the past refused to stand and sing the national anthem. The Tokyo District Court also rejected their appeal in April 2016. The three […]

Court orders removal of man’s private information from online phone book

26 Apr

KYOTO – A court has ordered the operator of an online phone book site to delete its listing of a man’s name, address and phone number and pay him about ¥50,000 ($450) in compensation for damages. In handing down the ruling on Tuesday, presiding Judge Yukiko Ito of the Kyoto District Court said, “Information posted […]

Dentsu may face prosecution for overwork suicide

25 Apr

The labor ministry referred advertising agency Dentsu Inc. and three officials from its offices in Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto to prosecutors on Tuesday on suspicion of violating the Labor Standards Law by making employees work overtime beyond legal limits. The move came after a 24-year-old employee of the company, Matsuri Takahashi, committed suicide due to […]

Fukuoka robbery victim was probably targeted on day he would be withdrawing cash alone

24 Apr

FUKUOKA – The men who stole ¥384 million from a Tokyo gold buyer last week in Fukuoka likely timed the robbery to coincide on a day he would be withdrawing the cash alone, investigative sources said Monday. The man, who works at a precious metals shop in Tokyo, was robbed Thursday and had also withdrawn […]

Clients of bankrupt travel agency Tellmeclub band together

23 Apr

Customers of discount tour company Tellmeclub, which filed for bankruptcy last month, said Sunday they have formed a group to seek compensation and call for an investigation into problems that led to its sudden demise. The Group of People Victimized by Tellmeclub, set up the same day, held its first meeting in Tokyo, where the […]

Muggers in Ginza make off with ¥40 million in another brazen daylight robbery

21 Apr

A self-employed man in his 40s was robbed of ¥40 million in cash during a daylight mugging in Tokyo’s busy Ginza district Friday afternoon. According to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Tsukiji Police Station, the mugging, believed to involve three men, took place on Suzuran Street in Chuo Ward. A man hit the victim in the […]

Aichi businessman shot dead by motorcycle-riding assailants in Manila

21 Apr

MANILA – A man from Aichi Prefecture was fatally shot by a motorcycle-riding gunman who targeted his convoy Thursday just hours after he arrived in Manila for a business trip, the police said Friday. Seiki Mizuno, 48, was killed when the gunman, riding tandem, opened fire on a van carrying him, three other Japanese and […]

Robbers in ¥384 million Fukuoka cash heist may have known victim’s moves in advance

21 Apr

FUKUOKA – Police Friday continued their investigation into three suspected robbers in an alleged heist worth ¥384 million ($3.5 million) the previous day in central Fukuoka, believing they knew beforehand the victim planned to withdraw a large sum. On Thursday, a company employee from Tokyo’s Adachi Ward reported to the police that he had been […]

Police continue probe into ¥384 million Fukuoka cash heist after quizzing trio at airport

21 Apr

FUKUOKA – Police Friday continued their investigation into three suspected robbers in an alleged heist worth ¥384 million ($3.5 million) the previous day in central Fukuoka, believing they knew beforehand the victim planned to withdraw a large sum. On Thursday, a company employee from Tokyo’s Adachi Ward reported to the police that he had been […]

Robbers seize suitcase with ¥380 million in cash from businessman in Fukuoka

20 Apr

Three masked robbers snatched a suitcase stuffed with millions of dollars in cash from a businessman who had just withdrawn the money from a bank in Fukuoka on Thursday, police said. On Thursday night, however, police found men carrying a huge amount of cash at Fukuoka Airport and were questioning them as potential suspects in […]