The Japanese government is on the right track to introduce new laws to make courts the decision-makers as to whether or not information relevant to cyberbullying cases should be disclosed. But in order to combat cyberbullying, support from social media services companies is of critical importance.

Even if information about the perpetrators is found, the reality is that a lot of victims do not have the courage to take the first step and report their case. They need someone who can lend them useful assistance and understand their situation to fight the battle alongside them.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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