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The government is considering new legislation that would allow Japan to freeze the assets of people deemed terrorists to strengthen couterterrorism measures ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, a government source said.

The legislation, which might be submitted to the Diet in the fall, is likely to draw fire for allowing people to be labeled terrorists at the government’s discretion, and for threatening to infringe on property rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

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