oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Privacy in Japan
|Article Title||Privacy in Japan|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Niigata Family Court, Japan|
|Publication Date||Jul 1970|
|Pages||225 - 227|
|Keyword(s)||Japan, Privacy and Protection of privacy|
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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