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Japan To Lock Up People For Online Comments

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  • Posting “online insults” will be punishable by up to one year in prison from in Japan
  • Individuals guilty of internet insults may be fined up to 300,000 yen (about $2,200).
  • Previously, the penalty was less than 30 days in prison and a max fine of 10,000 yen ($75).

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