Feb 2, 2017

Penalizing the plotting of crimes

The government should not dismiss concerns that penalizing the act of plotting and preparing for crimes would entail placing society under greater surveillance

Jun 9, 2014

Creeping Orwellian angst

Legislative attempts to criminalize the act of "conspiracy" to commit some crimes as well as other government moves are enough to cause anxiety that Japan may be inching toward an Orwellian society.


/ Apr 19, 2014



In postwar Japan, a U.S. Army intelligence officer is found dead in his Tokyo apartment with a bullet in his skull. Military policemen declare it to be a suicide but CIA agent Ralph Carnaby and his Japanese-American sidekick, Dan Morita, uncover evidence that suggests ...

/ Dec 11, 2013

Divisive conspiracy bill to get another try

Lawmakers will once again be asked to pass legislation making it illegal to participate in plotting a serious crime, such as murder, regardless of whether the crime is ever committed, a government source said. Since 2003, the government has made several attempts to revise ...

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Oct 15, 2013

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat that “support the possibility” that the Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet over the weekend, the team provide scientific details to statements made ...