Japan passes controversial anti-terrorism law against constitutional concerns

15 June
The flag of Japan (Photo credit: Flickr)
The flag of Japan (Photo credit: Flickr)
Japan passed a controversial anti-terror law on Thursday that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens' privacy rights and lead to over-the-top police surveillance. The opposition has warned that petty crimes could fall under the scope of the law. "This legislation is a serious violation of the constitution," said Kazuo Shii, head of the Japanese Communist Party, the second-largest opposition party. 
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