• Kyodo


The government approved on Friday a bill to establish a simpler court procedure to help victims of cyberbullying seeking to identify individuals who made defamatory posts online.

The new procedure is aimed at saving time and costs when cyberbullying victims ask for the release of information on their harassers. At present, many victims give up taking action because of the burdensome proceedings.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.