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japan91Ryan Gallagher
(U.K.-based investigative journalist whose work at The Intercept is focused on national security and civil liberties)

Copyright: https://theintercept.com/2018/05/19/japan-dfs-surveillance-agency/ Posted at RIEAS web site on 20 May 2018.

Νοτε: Ed Noguchi contributed reporting and translation.

The directorate has a history that dates back to the 1950s; its role is to eavesdrop on communications. But its operations remain so highly classified that the Japanese government has disclosed little about its work – even the location of its headquarters. Most Japanese officials, except for a select few of the prime minister’s inner circle, are kept in the dark about the directorate’s activities, which are regulated by a limited legal framework and not subject to any independent oversight...Read more

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