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Diet passes Japan's first law to curb hate speech

May 24, 2016

Diet passes Japan's first law to curb hate speech

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Japan’s first anti-hate speech law passed the Diet on Tuesday, marking a step forward in the nation’s long-stalled efforts to curb racial discrimination. But the legislation has been dogged by skepticism, with critics slamming it as philosophical at best and toothless window dressing at ...

May 19, 2016

Fukui Prefecture plans tax on spent nuclear fuel

The Fukui Prefectural Government is planning to submit an ordinance to an assembly session next month that calls for a tax on spent nuclear fuel stored at nuclear plants in the prefecture, informed sources said Thursday. The ordinance is aimed at encouraging nuclear plant ...