• Kyodo


The U.N. special rapporteur on the right to privacy has challenged the government’s defense of the contentious law Japan enacted last June to criminalize the planning of serious crimes.

In a written reply to Kyodo News, Joseph Cannataci said the “shortcomings” of the government’s arguments regarding his concerns about the respect of the right to privacy under the new state-sponsored law “would presumably be obvious to the most casual of observers.”

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