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Over 650 crimes to be covered by conspiracy legislation

  • January 7, 2017
  • , Asahi
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Saturday morning’s Asahi front-paged an outline of the conspiracy legislation that the GOJ plans to submit to the Diet for deliberations later this month, speculating that a total of 676 crimes, including murder and the smuggling of narcotics, could be classified as conspiracy if certain conditions are met. The daily said since the Komeito party has reservations about the bill, the Abe administration and the LDP will need to work out additional details, such as possibly narrowing the scope of crimes to be covered by the legislation, to ensure its passage in the upcoming Diet term. Yomiuri said the name “conspiracy legislation” will probably be changed to “legislation on premeditation for terrorism and other acts” in order to head off public criticism.

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