Japanese Court Denies Magicians Suit

Shintarou Huziyama Performs for Press

It is not over until it is over.

A Tokyo trial court dismissed a suit Japanese magicians brought against Nippon Television for exposing secrets related gimmicked coins.

Readers of Inside Magic no doubt recall the very strange police raid and seizure of magic coins.  The police charged the magicians with defacing Japanese currency.

Just as the story attracted Inside Magic’s attention back in 2007, television news reports in Japan showed entirely too much of the seized booty.

Magicians sued the two major television networks for exposure.

On October 30th, the trial court ruled that between exposing a magic secret and covering law enforcement news, magic loses.

Magician Shinaro Fujiyama vows to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

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