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Japan: Surveillance of Citizen Groups

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Human Rights, Media & Journalism, War & Conflict

Japan Observer compares coverage of revelations that “a special Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) unit conducted surveillance against citizens’ groups and political parties opposed to the dispatch of JSDF troops to Iraq” [1], noting that, whereas the newspaper Asahi shimbun devoted the entire editorial page to the issue, Yomiuri shimbun buried it on p. 33.