They are already doing it, but they need to get some legitimate/illegitimate laws into place as soon as possible before they are outed in the media by a whistle blower.
In a masterpiece of timing, the Japanese government is considering a new NSA-style agency to monitor internet communications in the country. Top government security advisory panel the National Information Security Centre (NISC), which is chaired by prime minister Shinzo Abe, is currently seeking public consultation on its …
This is probably part of strengthening ties with the USA.
Probably Obama told the Japanese PM he needs to do this if he wants to continue his trading relationship with the USA on its current basis.
He might have told him, "If you don't do it, we'll do it for you."
And then he might have wrapped up with, "You're either with us or against us."
That seems to be how he US gets its way here in Canada.
Hopefully Japan has more autonomy than we do.
(特別高等警察 Tokubetsu Kōtō Keisatsu), often shortened to Tokkō (特高 Tokkō) was a police force established in 1911 in Japan, specifically to investigate and control political groups and ideologies deemed to be a threat to public order.
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