Judgements against NST priests for mishandling the ashes of believers and the awards they were required to pay.

These results are as of November 30, 1997.
$1 equals approximately 120 Yen.
*Reconciliation means that the temple side apologized, saying it was their fault, and negotiated a settlement without continuing the court case.

Date Temple Priest's Name Court  Judgement
June 93 Jitsujo-ji  Rev. Kageyama  Aizu-wakamatsu Chapter, Fukushima District Court 5,000,000 Yen Reconciliation*
Feb. 95  Gyokurin-ji Rev.Yamamoto Takamatsu District  500,000 Yen
Mar. 95  Muryo-ji  Rev.Funabashi Kiriu Chapter, Maebashi District 100,000 Yen
Apr. 95  Shokei-ji Rev. Ohashi Yokohama District 400,000 Yen
May 95 Kannon-ji  Rev. Suwa Morioka District  7,000,000 Yen
Dec. 95  Honden-ji  Rev. Toyoda Sakai Chapter, Osaka District 220,000 Yen
Jan. 96  Myojo-ji Rev. Arikawa Shizuoka District 1,000,000 Yen
May 96  Ko-do-ji Rev. Matsuoka  Ichinomiya Chapter, Nagoya District 1,200,000 Yen Reconciliation*
Jun. 96 Myojo-ji not published, awaiting verdict Tokyo Higher Court 1,000,000 Yen Reconcilication*
Under Appeal
Jun. 96  Gyokurin-ji not published, awaiting verdict Takamatsu Higher Court 500,000 Yen 
Under Appeal
Jun. 96  Busshin-ji Rev. Shirai Kisarazu Chapter, Chiba District  1,000,000 Yen
Jul. 96  Ko-myo-ji Rev. Kawase Naha District 600,000 Yen Reconciliation*
Oct. 96 Shosetsu-ji Rev. Hayase  Hamamatsu Chapter, Shizuoka District 1,000,000 Yen
Oct. 96  Kan-non-ji  not published, awaiting verdict Sendai Higher Court  1,000,000 Yen
Under Appeal
Oct. 96  Muryo-ji   not published, awaiting verdict Tokyo Higher Court The winning of the plaintiff is definitive.
Under Appeal
Sept. 97   Shokaku-ji Rev. Sato  Niigata District Court 1,000,000 Yen

More than 70 temples (out of a total of 600 Nichiren Shoshu temples, this is more than 10%) were investigated by the police. In some cases, they were suspended from indictment; however, in Japan suspension of indictment is not an acquittal. It means that a crime was committed, but, because these priests apologized or it was the first offense of a particular priest, circumstances were taken into consideration, and they were able to escape prosecution.