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[Memo] Court of Appeals Decision on Kazuo Okada's Lawsuit for Defamation

Kazuo Okada had started a lawsuit in 2017, claiming that there was defamation, but it looks like it will not end the way he wants it to. The appeals court ruling was fruitless for him.

Outline of the lawsuit
*Information is based on the original trial.
Date of filing suit Court of Jurisdiction
Sep 4, 2017 Tokyo District Court - Tokyo High Court
Plaintiff Defendant
Kazuo Okada Universal Entertainment and others
訴訟の内容
This is a lawsuit filed by Mr. Kazuo Okada. Mr. Okada is seeking damages for the investigation report released by Universal Entertainment on August 30, 2017, which he claims is defamatory.

Contents of the Court of Appeal Decision

The contents of the appellate court decision are as follows.

  • The verdict was issued on September 15, 2021.
  • Kazuo Okada's appeal was dismissed.

In other words, Kazuo Okada was not able to overturn the result of the first trial where he lost his case.

The first instance of this lawsuit has been reported in detail in a previous article here.

According to a person who was in the courtroom, Kazuo Okada himself showed up on the day of the verdict and was quietly listening to the judge's words.

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