Jun 18, 2013

Police on alert for premature Internet campaigning

Police are on the alert for candidates who may be tempted to jump the gun and launch their online campaigns for this Sunday’s Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. The Metropolitan Police Department has assigned a cybercrime investigator to its task force on campaign violations as ...

Apr 13, 2013

Bill on Net politicking proceeds

The Lower House passed a bill Friday aimed at scrapping the ban on online election campaigning, and it could be enacted as early as next week following deliberations in the Upper House. The revision to the 1950 Public Offices Election Law would liberalize the ...