3. Tokyo court issues Google injunction.

  • Tokyo District Court orders Google to remove search results that appeared when his name was entered on the search engine. 
  • Results suggested man had behaved inappropriately, 'hinting' he had been involved in a crime in the past (Japan Times).
  • Judge said man had suffered harm as a result of the search results; ruled that some of the Google results infringed the man's personal rights.
  • Google opposed the decision which follows similar 'right to be forgotten' cases in the EU.