Protestors rally at Diet as conspiracy law is rammed through

National Jun 15, 2017

Protestors rally at Diet as conspiracy law is rammed through

A controversial law to criminalize the planning of certain crimes that was steamrolled through the Diet early Thursday provoked large protests by opponents who say it could lead to abuse of power and curtail freedom of expression. In interviews at the rally and across the ...

National / Crime & Legal Mar 8, 2017

Ban on 'mannequin flash mob' overturned

A ban on "mannequin flash mobs" issued by a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, was set aside by a district court on Wednesday without assessing whether the order violated the constitutional right to freedom of expression. The Yokohama District Court sided with plaintiffs, including Minako Yoshida, ...