Tag - cyberbullying



Shigeru Omi, then-Japan's top COVID-19 advisor, speaks to reporters at the Prime Minister's Office in April 2022. A study published this month has shown that many experts who spoke to the media about COVID-19 in Japan were harassed by the public.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 22, 2024
Many COVID experts in Japan harassed after speaking to media, survey shows
The research conducted by a professor at Waseda University is Japan’s first comprehensive survey on threats targeting COVID-19 experts.
A fundraising event for the LGBTQ+ community in New Delhi in 2022. Sexual minorities say it is hard enough being openly gay or transgender in India, and the pressure only mounts in the online world.
WORLD / Society
Feb 2, 2024
Gay, teenaged and online: LGBTQ+ Indians fight for safe space
Sexual minorities say it is hard enough being openly gay or transgender in India, with the pressure only increasing in the online world.
Vietman's Pham Tuan Hai scores past Japan's Zion Suzuki (right) during their match at the Asian Cup in Doha on Jan. 14.
Jan 25, 2024
JFA condemns online abuse of Japan goalkeeper keeper Zion Suzuki
Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima on Wednesday condemned online abuse directed at Japan goalkeeper Zion Suzuki.
Takuya Matsunaga, who suffered from negative social media posts after losing his wife and daughter in a high-profile car accident in 2019, speaks of his experience at a meeting held at the Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo in November.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 14, 2024
Japan plans legal revision for quicker deletion of defamatory posts
The bill would also require new guidelines for the deletion of posts and making it clear to users who to contact in order to file such requests.
Poland's Iga Swiatek in action during the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, in November.
Dec 21, 2023
Tennis governing bodies aim to combat online abuse of players
The bodies will use Threat Matrix, which uses a combination of AI and open-source data, to provide a rapid threat assessment of personal safety.
Kenyan schoolchildren use computers in Nairobi on May 6.
WORLD / Society
Sep 28, 2023
Girls avoiding internet due to abuse and bias, report warns
A survey of more than 10,000 teens and their parents found that girls are constantly being told they are vulnerable and not competent online.
Seattle Kraken center Alex Wennberg recently spoke out about "vile comments" he and his wife were receiving from fans on social media.
Aug 11, 2023
Tensions build after collision of hockey, TikTok and romance novels
BookTok has brought new fans to hockey, but some wonder if fans are crossing the line with explicit comments.
Shinjiro Atae, a J-pop idol who came out publicly as gay during a recent fan event, with his stylist and makeup artist in the afternoon prior to his announcement, in Tokyo on July 25.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 3, 2023
In Japan, LGBTQ celebrities fuel impetus for change
Celebrities coming out as LGBTQ can have a big impact in Japan and fuel change. But such announcements are rarely made easily.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2023
Japan insurer to offer policy against bullying
While financial losses are likely not a parent's first concern should their child be bullied, a new insurance policy to be made available later this year will attempt to ease those worries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 5, 2023
Man sent to prosecutors for allegedly defaming mom of 'Terrace House' star who took her own life
The man referred to prosecutors is a Tokyo resident and is alleged to have posted libelous comments about the mother of Hana Kimura, who died by suicide after social media bullying.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2022
Report claims Ronaldo and Maguire most abused on Twitter
The report analyzed 2.3 million messages directed at Premier League players over the first five months of the 2021-22 season, finding that Manchester United players were targeted frequently.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 7, 2022
Jail time and tougher penalties for online insults come into effect in Japan
The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and others had opposed the revision, arguing that it could stifle legitimate criticism of politicians and public officials.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Jun 27, 2022
What evil lurks in the shadow of anonymity?
Fueled by pandemic-induced stress, nameless netizens are directing myriad harmful and threatening messages on the internet with little fear of retribution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2022
Japan passes bill to make online insults punishable with prison time
In Japan, insults are distinguished from defamation in that the former publicly demeans someone without referring to a specific action, but both are punishable under the law.
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2021
Japan seeks to use jail time as punishment for online insults
The current penalty is detention for less than 30 days or a fine of less than u00a510,000. Proposed amendments would introduce prison terms of up to a year and fines of up to u00a5300,000.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 14, 2021
To tackle cyberbullying, Japan eyes tougher prison sentence for online insults
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 u00a5300,000 ($2,725).
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 19, 2021
Man told to pay damages for hateful posts about late 'Terrace House' star
The man, from Nagano Prefecture, was ordered to pay about u00a51.29 million for causing emotional distress to the family of Hana Kimura.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2021
Japan enacts law to enable simpler court steps to find cyberbullies
The House of Councillors unanimously passed a bill to revise the current law on internet service providers in response to growing calls to tackle online abuse.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Apr 12, 2021
Japanese group calls out online abusers to tackle hurtful posts
The group says it has worked on about 1,500 cases over the past 15 years, with about 1,300 of them leading to the deletion of abusive posts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2021
Second prosecution referral over 'Terrace House' star Hana Kimura’s suicide
According to police, the man in his 30s from Fukui Prefecture posted hateful messages about the young wrestler, such as 'Die' and 'You're disgusting,' last April.


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