2008 Decisions of the Supreme Court of Japan

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Following is an incomplete list of the 2008 Decisions of the Supreme Court of Japan.

The Supreme Court of Japan (最高裁判所 Saikō-Saibansho; called 最高裁 Saikō-Sai for short), located in Chiyoda, Tokyo is the highest court in Japan. It has ultimate judicial authority to interpret the Japanese constitution and decide questions of national law (including local bylaws). It has the power of judicial review; that is, it can declare Acts of Diet and Local Assembly, and administrative actions, to be unconstitutional.

The court decided a total of 51 cases in 2008.

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Case Number Date of Judgment Commonly Used Case Name
2005 No. 304 January 18, 2008 (Public Funds Expenditure Restitution Claims Case)
2006 No. 2268 January 18, 2008 (Unjust Enrichment Restitution Claims Case)
2007 No. 1223 January 22, 2008 (Breaking and Entering and Indecent Assault Case)
2006 No. 1572 January 24, 2008 (Distributive Share Reduction and Vacate Building Claims Case)
2005 No. 1440 January 28, 2008 (Damages Restitution Claims Case)
2005 No. 1372 February 1, 2008 (Damages Restitution Claims Case)
2006 No. 1074 February 1, 2008 (Damages Restitution Claims Case)
2006 No. 2084 February 15, 2008 (Damages Restitution Claims Case)
2006 No. 1994 February 19, 2008 (Insurance Benefits Claims Case)
2003 No. 157 February 19, 2008 Mapplethorpe Case
2007 No. 528 February 22, 2008 (Registry of Title Transfer and Title Deletion Claim Suit,and Loan Claim Countersuit Case)
2007 No. 1443 February 26, 2008 (Dismissal of Corporate Director Claims Case)
2007 No. 611 February 28, 2008 (Damages Restitution Claims Case)
2005 No. 47 February 28, 2008 (Welfare Benefits Claims Dismissal / Cancellation Claims Case)  
2007 No. 733 February 28, 2008 (Insurance Benefits Claims Case)
2006 No. 192 February 29, 2008 (Insurance Benefits Claims Case)
2005 No. 947 March 3, 2008 HIV-Tainted Blood Case 
2006 No. 1249 March 4, 2008 (Sentencing for Acts Related to Child Prostitution and Pornography, and Violations of Laws Related to Protection of Children and Tariff Laws Case)
2007 No. 1659 March 4, 2008 (Violation of Stimulants Control Law and Tariff Law Case)
2007 No. 6 March 6, 2008 (Fine for Violation of Antitrust Measures Appeal Case)
2007 No. 403 March 6, 2008 Juki Net Case
2007 No. 24 March 13, 2008 (Cancellation on Appeal of Approval of a Civil Rehabilitation Plan Appeal Case)
2007 No. 1 March 14, 2008 Yokohama Incident Case
2006 No. 168 March 17, 2008 (Damages Restitution Substitution Claims Case)
2006 No. 2056 March 18, 2008 (Parent-Child Relationship Recognition Claims Case) 
2004 No. 258 March 24, 2008 SCOJ 2004 No. 258 (Iwao Hakamada Special Appeal)
2006 No. 1870 March 27, 2008 (Damages Restitution Claims Case) 
2006 No. 348 March 27, 2008 (Bribery Case) 

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