Japan: The Fear of the Internet

Last year W. David MARX at Neojaponisme wrote a thoughtful post on “Japanese internet aversion” [en], in which he proposed an interpretation of the Japanese attitude toward the Net that is still valid today.
According to the blogger, the fear of the internet manifests itself as “user trepidation” and “corporate indignation”: “The unreliable police may be a cause for Fear #1, but Fear #2 tends to go hand-in-hand with Japanese society as a whole”.

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