Pending parent and child related lawsuits

            Status                     Progress     Counsel    Plaintiffs       Case number
Visitation Class Action Pending at the supreme court (second petty bench); next hearing TBD Filed on 3/8/2018 at the Tokyo District Court, Denied on 11/22/2019 (Judges Tatsuro Maezawa, Akio Nakahata, Yuki Toyosawa), Appeal denied on 8/13/2020 by the High Court (Judges Ayako Shiraishi, Ken Asai, Katsuhiko Yukawa) Akira Ueno 14 H30/2018 (WA) 7263 (district court), R2/2020 (NE) 45 (high court), R2/2020 (NEO) 404
Joint Custody Lawsuit First appeal hearing hearing TBD Filed on 3/26/2019 at the Tokyo District Court (Complaint, Statement of opinion), Response, Defendant’s brief (1), Plaintiff’s brief (1), Defendant’s brief (2), Luxembourg’s ruling of sole custody’s unconstitutionality, Plaintiff’s brief (2), Plaintiff’s brief (3), Plaintiff’s brief (4), Plaintiff’s brief (5), Defendant’s brief (3), Defendant’s brief (4), Denied on 2/17/2021, Appeal filed on 2/24/2021 at the Tokyo High Court Tomoshi Sakka 1 H31/2019 (WA) 7514
Child-rearing rights class-action Pending at the district court; next hearing is on Thursday 6/17/2021 at 13:30 in Courtroom 803 Filed on 11/22/2019 at the Tokyo District Court (Complaint, Summary of complaint), Response, Defendant’s explanation of evidence, Defendant’s exhibit 1, Defendant’s exhibit 2, Defendant’s brief (1), Defendant’s explanation of evidence 2, Plaintiff’s brief (1), Plaintiff’s explanation of evidence (5), Plaintiff’s explanation of evidence (6), Plaintiff’s request for explanation, Plaintiff’s statement of opinion, Defendant’s brief (2) part 1, Defendant’s brief (2) part 2, Defendantant’s explanation of evidence 3, Defendant’s Exhibit 8 Masanari Inazaka, Reiko Koga, Hayato Tomita 13 R1/2019 (WA) 31444 (district court)
Class-action to end Parental Child Abduction Pending at the district court; next hearing is on Wednesday 6/16/2021 at 13:30 in Courtroom 626 Filed on 2/26/2020 at the Tokyo District Court (Complaint, Summary of complaint), Response, Defendant’s brief (1), Plaintiff’s statement of opinion 1, Plaintiff’s statement of opinion 2, Defendant’s brief (2), Plaintiff’s brief (1), Plaintiffs' explanation of evidence, Defendant’s brief (3), Defendant’s explanation of evidence (3), Plaintiffs' brief (2), Plaintiffs' explanation of evidence, Request for clarification Tomoshi Sakka, Tamayo Omura 14 R2/2020 (WA) 4920 (district court)
Natural parent-child rights class-action Pending at the district court; next hearing is on Wednesday 2/24/2021 at 10:30 in Courtroom 103 Filed on 10/21/2020 at the Tokyo District Court (Complaint, Response, Defendant’s brief (1), Defendant’s explanation of evidence (1)) Yuichi Hiraoka, Rie Sada, Isamu Ojima 6 R2/2020 (WA) 26602 (district court)
Free visitation class-action Pending at the district court; next hearing is on Monday 4/26/2021 at 13:30 in Courtroom 803 Filed on 11/11/2020 at the Tokyo District Court (Complaint, Response) Tomoshi Sakka, Tamayo Omura 17 R2/2020 (WA) 28563
Class-action for dual nationality Appeal being prepared Filed on 3/9/2018 at the Tokyo District Court; Rejected and denied on 1/21/2021 (Complaint, Defendant’s Brief (18)), Appeal filed at the Tokyo High Court on 2/1/2021 Hironori Kondo, Motoharu Shiina, Teruo Naka, Ikuya Nakao 8 H30/2018 (GYO U) 93 and 98-104 (Tokyo District Court)
Family procedures lawsuit First hearing TBD To be filed at the Tokyo District Court in March - April 2021 Hiroyuki Hisataka around 10 TBD