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11 recommendations made to Japanese government by U.N. special rapporteur

  • June 6, 2019
  • , Sankei , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

11 recommendations made to Japanese government by U.N. special rapporteur

1

Abolish Article 4 of the Broadcasting Act, which serves as the grounds for government interference [in reporting by the media]: Not implemented

2

Eliminate government interference in the interpretation of historical events given in school textbooks: Not implemented

3

Guarantee complete transparency in the process for compiling [school] curricula: Partially implemented

4

Invite the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to Japan: Not implemented

5

Abolish provisions in the Public Offices Election Act that unduly restrict political activities: Not implemented

6

Make every efforts to protect the right to peaceful assembly and protest, particularly in Okinawa: Not implemented

7

Create provisions for exceptional cases so that no punishment is imposed for the disclosure of information that contributes to the public good without posing security issues in the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets: Not implemented

8

Promote the creation of principles for social norms to promote the reporting of information that contributes to the public good: Not enough information available to make assessment

9

Set up a monitoring organization composed of experts so that the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets is properly administered: Not implemented

10

Establish anti-discrimination legislation that can be broadly applied: Not implemented

11

In enacting legislation on communications interception, specify that there is to be no interception of communications except in very exceptional circumstances and under monitoring by an independent legal agency: Not implemented

 

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