Japan ruling bloc pushes through anti-conspiracy bill despite privacy concerns

and the legislation has been compared to Japan’s “thought police”, who before and during World War Two had broad powers to investigate political groups seen as a threat to public order. A Kyodo news agency survey last month showed voters are split over the …
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