oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Privacy in Japan

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



There has been a strong social demand for the protection of privacy in Japan, chiefly against sensational journalism. There is, however, no defence of truth in the Japanese law of torts. So, from a legal viewpoint, there is less need for the concept of the right of privacy in Japan than in the USA where the existence of the defence of truth was a factor that gave rise to the legal right of privacy.

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