Japan Media

LDP’s deep pockets invite questions from the press

On August 31, Tokyo Shimbun published two articles on money and politics for the upcoming election season. One focused on the Political Funds Control Act, which places restrictions on political donations but does not require recipients to report how those funds are spent. Individuals cannot give money directly to politicians. …

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Apple and Google remove ‘Navalny’ voting app in Russia

The Russian government has been increasingly blunt in recent days about its willingness to use threats of arrest to prevent use of the app. “With the participation of Apple and Google, specific crimes are committed, the scale of which can only increase in the coming days”, declared Thursday Vladimir Dzhabarov, …

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Japan launches state agency to accelerate digitization

Tokyo, Sep 1 (EFE) .- Japan on Wednesday launched a state agency to reform its digital systems, including to speed up government services, as the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed technology delays in the ‘administration. Among its functions, the digital agency will oversee the overhaul of central and local government IT …

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