Peace and Privacy in the Pacific

Below is the first few paragraphs of an article from WIRED magazine.

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In 2004, three men distributing leaflets opposing the Iraq war near a Japanese military base were arrested, interrogated, held for 75 days and then convicted and fined for trespassing.

Many people believe that the prosecution of these men, who came to be known as the Tachikawa Three, was heavy-handed and discriminatory. The Tachikawa Three have become a rallying point for two movements: Japanese pacifists opposing constitutional changes that would free the nation to join military actions, and a nascent pro-privacy movement that’s gaining surprising ground in a country with no native word for “privacy.”