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CONSPIRACY BILL

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JAPAN
Dec 26, 2017
The top domestic news stories of 2017
The Japan Times newsroom selected the following domestic news stories as the most important of 2017.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Jun 14, 2017
Conspiracy theory becomes frightening reality for Japan
So-called conspiracy legislation massively expands the state's coercive powers, with few checks in place to prevent abuse.
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JAPAN
Jun 13, 2017
Expert disputes Japan government claim that conspiracy bill needed to ratify U.N. treaty
Professor who drafted legislative guide for organized crime treaty says its focus is acts motivated by material gain, not terrorism.
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COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Jun 10, 2017
Arrogant Abe disrespects U.N. and the press
What is with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's arrogant disrespect for the United Nations?
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 6, 2017
Freedom of expression under siege in Okinawa
With respect to democracy, rule of law and human rights, Japan is moving backward under the Abe administration.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 6, 2017
DP plays political hardball in bid to slow passage of conspiracy bill
In a last-ditch effort to block the enactment of a contentious bill to criminalize conspiracies, the Democratic Party submitted Tuesday a motion to the Upper House calling for the removal of Kozo Akino, the chairperson of the chamber's Judicial Committee.
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JAPAN
Jun 1, 2017
Japan close to ushering in new wave of mass surveillance, Snowden warns
Edward Snowden, who exposed the existence of highly invasive U.S. surveillance programs in 2013, warned this week that Japan might be moving closer to achieving sweeping surveillance of ordinary citizens with a bill that gives the police highly invasive surveillance powers in the name of counterterrorism.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
May 31, 2017
Abe government clashes with U.N. rapporteurs critical of Japan
Weeks after a U.N. special rapporteur released a surprise open letter slamming a state-backed conspiracy bill that critics warn could erode privacy and free speech rights, the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shown no sign of letting up on its targeting of the statement.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 25, 2017
Conspiracy bill will set Japan up for replay of Yokohama Incident, journalists warn
With the Diet poised to outlaw the planning of crimes, a former TV director and a film journalist are speaking out against the contentious conspiracy bill, urging the public to remember the lessons of the Yokohama Incident — a fatal case of political repression in World War II that was only resolved in 2010.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2017
Dozens of local governments across Japan voice concerns over conspiracy bill
As a contentious and now internationally controversial bill to criminalize conspiracies faces stiffening opposition in the Diet, dozens of local governments nationwide are voicing concerns, warning against possible human rights violations and the rise of a surveillance state.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2017
Lawmakers ram conspiracy bill through Lower House as U.N. expert slams Tokyo
As the bill moved forward, a heated war of words broke out between Tokyo and a United Nations expert on privacy.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2017
Legal experts decry state's false rationale for conspiracy bill
With the state-sponsored conspiracy bill widely expected to be rammed through the House of Representatives next week, experts are blasting the government for attempting to justify its passage by bringing up a U.N. treaty that Japan hasn't ratified yet.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2017
Ruling bloc shoves conspiracy bill through Lower House judiciary panel
A contentious conspiracy bill criticized for its Orwellian implications begins a weakly opposed journey through the Lower House, driven by the LDP-Komeito ruling bloc.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2017
No-confidence vote falters, paving way for conspiracy bill to be rammed through Lower House
The no-confidence motion against Justice Minister Katsutoshi Kaneda was delaying the controversial conspiracy bill, which will likely be rammed through the powerful Lower House next week.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2017
Opposition makes last-ditch effort to block conspiracy bill
To delay the vote on approving a new penalty against criminal conspiracy, opposition lawmakers submitted a no-confidence motion against Justice Minister Katsutoshi Kaneda.
JAPAN
May 10, 2017
Ruling bloc pushes Lower House to pass 'conspiracy' bill
The ruling bloc is aiming to get through the Lower House a contentious bill that would punish the planning of crimes, lawmakers said Tuesday, despite lingering criticism that the legislation could threaten civil rights.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 6, 2017
Debate on latest conspiracy bill kicks off in Lower House
The Lower House began formal debate Thursday on a contentious conspiracy bill that would punish the planning of certain crimes, ostensibly in the name of counterterrorism.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 17, 2017
List of 'crimes' proposed for contentious conspiracy bill slashed
Lawmakers slash hundreds of acts, offenses and behaviors proposed for criminalization under the conspiracy bill, as the Cabinet prepares to send the contentious legislation to the Diet again.
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2017
Law professor proposes Japan switch to republicanism to end discrimination posed by emperor system
The Japanese people and their lawmakers should start discussing whether Japan should abolish the emperor system and become a republic because it legitimizes discrimination based on social status, a law professor said Saturday at an event to oppose National Foundation Day.
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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 8, 2017
DP calls for Kaneda to resign over attempt to gag media on anti-conspiracy bill
Opposition lawmakers ratcheted up calls for the justice minister to step down amid allegations he manipulated the media to stifle Diet debate on a contentious anti-conspiracy bill.

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