Japan passes bill to make online insults punishable by jail time

ネット中傷対策「侮辱罪」厳罰化 改正刑法成立

Kyodo -- Jun 13
A bill to introduce prison terms as part of tougher penalties for online insults was passed Monday at an upper house plenary session, marking a major step toward tackling cyberbullying in Japan.

Moves to amend the country's Penal Code gained traction after Hana Kimura, a 22-year-old professional wrestler and cast member on the popular Netflix reality show "Terrace House," was believed to have committed suicide in May 2020 after receiving a barrage of hateful messages on social media. ...continue reading

Jun 13 () - インターネット上の誹謗(ひぼう)中傷への対策を強化するため「侮辱罪」の厳罰化を盛り込んだ改正刑法が成立しました。  ...continue reading

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