New legislation in Japan is downright awful
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Posted 6/16/17 , edited 6/16/17
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40283730

While this legislation claims to be about preventing terrorism, in reality many of the things it criminalizes and targets don't make any sense. I haven't be able to find a list of all 277, but here are a few of the "serious crimes" mentioned in the article:

- Copying music
- Conducting sit-ins to protest against the construction of apartment buildings
- Competing in a motor boat race without a license

I disagree completely with legislation like this.
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Posted 6/16/17 , edited 6/16/17
Motorboating can be dangerous, especially if you are doing it at high speeds.
Loosely it is supposed to be things like preventing the crime syndicates from making money off of these things, like those bastard illicit food mushroom bandits known as "rural townspeople".
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Posted 6/28/17 , edited 6/28/17

EarthLight22 wrote:- Conducting sit-ins to protest against the construction of apartment buildings

Banning that sounds like it's against human rights!

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Posted 6/28/17 , edited 6/29/17

An entire group - defined as two or more people - can be charged if at least one member is found to have been plotting the crime.


I'm not sure Japan knows how a conspiracy works.
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