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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organising Committee, at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, 11 June 2021. She had announced earlier that week that the Committee is planning to use GPS for foreign media as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

Japan: Foreign journalists to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics

The International Federation of Journalists said this policy denies journalists their right to privacy and limits the freedom of the press.

Japan: Aichi Prefecture cancels art exhibition focused on censorship

An art exhibition about taboo topics in Japan was canceled raising questions about freedom of expression in the country.

A participant dressed in an ancient samurai warrior costume with the rainbow flag on his helmet poses before the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade, 7 May 2017, AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Outrage in Japan after popular TV program “Tunnels” ridicules LGBTQI+ community

The revival broadcast of a popular Japanese television show in the 1980s featuring offensive stereotypes of gay men generated public outrage.