• Kyodo


Japan plans to introduce a tougher prison sentence as part of penalties for online insults amid growing calls to tackle cyberbullying, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said Tuesday.

Kamikawa told a news conference that she will ask her advisory panel to examine the plan to impose a prison term of up to one year or a fine of up to ¥300,000 ($2,725) over insults at its meeting Thursday.

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