Japan “Refused To Spy For NSA”

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Japan has refused to spy on Internet traffic for the NSA, offering the amazing excuse that it would be unconstitutional for them to do so.

According to Snowden-sourced documents passed to The Guardian, the NSA tried to get Japan to help it tap all transpacific traffic passing though Japanese tubes with the hopes of seeing what the sneaky Chinese were up to.

Unlike their spineless UK lapdogs, the USA’s demands that Japan assist its indiscriminate spying operations by tapping undersea data cables were apparently rejected, on the astonishing and by American standards rather quaint grounds that it would be a violation of the Japanese constitution to do so.

The scale of the proposed operation was also apparently so large that Japan’s comparatively sensibly sized spy agencies would be unable to manage it without private sector assistance, further discouraging them.

Whatever the actual reason – some have also suggested fears about letting a rampant US spy agency hand over choice Japanese trade secrets to US companies might have had something to do with it – the news has surprised many who thought Japan to be amongst the most supine of the US “allies.”

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    Avatar of nope
    Comment by nope
    06:17 29/10/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Wow that's the first time I've heard of them doing something right in a long while.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "You may tame a dog with food, you may bribe a man with money but you will never buy Japan."

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless it's the new remote controlled Tonka truck, and a korean is forced to watch me drive it around the parking lot.

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    Comment by nubnutts
    09:45 31/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i laughed quite loudly after reading this

    Comment by Anonymous


    We bought it easy enough with economic support after ww2.

    Typical jap. All mouth when going's good and on ALL FOURS when the chips are down.

    Spread that leg more, this time it's Koreans and Chinese who's gonna rape your girls!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 08/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you retarded?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully but they did this in public who knows what they may have said behind closed doors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    this IS what happened behind closed doors. this information comes by way of leaked classified information

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    PROOF or it's ishihara droppings

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    Comment by Kaarme
    05:45 29/10/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I guess this explains how Microsoft lost the next gen console technology competition. NSA couldn't deliver them PS4's planned specs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hahahahhaha that's brilliant Kaarme

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Anonymous

    And yet some fans keep saying that people thinking the government is spying via Kinetic is paranoid.. Open your eyes, people.

    Its is funckin obvious alright.

    The always online plan was half ass (racing with others avatar or real time progressing world, which neither really require always online machine to work) and the cloud service was never proven to succeed..

    This is the real reason why Kinetic is to be on your living room, for sake of data mining and monitoring the citizen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 31/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's the real reason you can't spell Kinect?

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    Comment by Pyrus
    09:35 29/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Why do I get the feeling that since Japan said no publicly that they most likely said yes privately?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most likely what US really wanted was to spy on japan industrial secrets and Japan was not fool enough to fall for that. There is nothing about ethics right or wrong, just about money.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is nothing US can learn from japan...except what NOT to do.

    LOL seriously quit bitching and moaning about fantasies of jap 'technologies', which btw are rip offs of other peoples'. Jap economic growth was but a rip off thievery under the protection of US interests in terms of geopolitics. Even now they are getting out matched by koreans and other asians, now that cold war is over and US has little reason to prop up the fake, nurtured prosperity of japs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Do you really believe that there is nothing that US can learn from other countries? There are a lot of tech from all over the world that US don't have, even 3rd world shitholes like Brazil have some deep sea perforation techniques that US don't.

    And spying isn't just about tech, know exactly what each company is doing allows you to have a greater control over global economy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @10:52, you sound like a fucking retard who knows Jack Shit about Japan or any other country for that matter? Where are YOU from, anyways? Maybe Canada. LOL.

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    Comment by charuru
    10:38 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh great, the occasional American with the "we're number one!" mentality. Well wake up, American exceptionalism died.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL @20:37, No, faggot. I believe that YOU are indeed the dumb bitch. Go suck on Americock, derp. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    says the americunt

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    LOL bitch talk

    Comment by Anonymous


    LOL dumb bitch

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It still amazes me how little my fellow Americans seem to care about the NSA spy programs.

    Also seems odd that the ENTIRE freakin world isn't going apeshit about every single tech giant appropriating and commodifying anything and everything anyone does on the web especially any emails and photos.

    All your intellectual properties are belong to us. Can't wait for quantum computing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's just around the corner. Canadian company D-Wave already has a microchip-sized 512 qubit processing unit available for commercial use since May.

    If a private company can do this, you can bet your ass NSA & Co. have been using even more advanced quantum computers for years already.

    Next up: quantum gravity computers, which would collapse computational complexities even more and make evaluation of any conceivable algorithm basically instant. We still completely lack the very notion of submitting an input before computation and retrieving the result afterwards for such a system though, but that's nothing some healthy hunger for total control over all citizens and foreign trade secrets can't solve.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:18 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's because many people seriously believe that nobody would spy on them because they think they aren't breaking the law.

    Aside from the fact that pretty much anything is considered "breaking the law", the fact is that they have to spy on us to know we're not causing trouble. They don't just assume we're not bad.

    Many people also seem to believe that being spied upon will make us safer, despite the fact that shooting incidents have occurred that NSA spying should have have picked up, but did not.

    Says a lot about the real reason they spy on us. HINT: it's not to protect us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You got it, sir. Its not about safety, its about controlling.

    Internet is the only place right now where free speech and real information can be exchanged, and there are some people up there that dislike that and is doing something so they can get control the internet. Just like they already doing with the mass media, TV and newspaper as example.

    When you watch CNN or Fox wondering why they are incompetent to deliver the truth, here's your answer -- they are puppet to somebody up there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Merkel is fuming... But yeah, I think it's simply because everyone else is also doing it. The only difference is that the scale of things US is doing is just huge.

    I always laugh at people who say they have nothing to hide, even minor and innocent things in the wrong hands can be used to ruin your life. And who's to say who's holding that info, especially in the future. You join a wrong political party and suddenly you get arrested for some facbook comment you posted while drunk and deleted but "somehow" still exists.

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    Comment by Shadow C
    09:03 29/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.3)

    American Intelligence official: "We want you to help us spy on all the other Asian countries."

    Japanese Intelligence official: "Does this mean we can 'check' all their porn for proper levels of censorship?"

    American: "No, we want you to look for sensitive military infor_"

    Japanese: "NOPE!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:16 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That comment made me laugh so FUCKING HARD. I love it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    sensitive military information

    Do you really believe that US is spying others for sensitive military information? They just want industrial secrets and Japan knew that they would spy in Japan's industrial secrets with the excuse of spying on other countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    How to recall most cars in shortest amount of time, then send your top CEO to fly half way around the world just so he can bawl, cry bitch tears and grovel on international TV in front of US senate committee?

    They recalled quite a few recently too.

    That does qualify as 'industrial secrets'.


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:42 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are a tremendous incompetent, after stealing all kinds of information worldwide are still getting poorer.
    And Obama has the public saying that he knew nothing ...
    And Bush was stupid and incapable ..

    Comment by Anonymous

    Japanese government hates those uncensored vaginas.
    Japan; First world country with third world laws.\

    Quite dishonorable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really, it's mostly the lack of political will to change. I doubt anyone is naive enough to believe said laws are even capable of fulfilling their stated purpose.

    It's less of them hating and more of them being too apathetic to do anything about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:36 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    USA will be renamed to NSA

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:45 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    this comment mady my day

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    this comment made my day

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Regardless the reason, thank you Japan for not complying to the US dictatorship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Score one for Japan! (Denny/U.S.A.)I state as a citizen of the U.S.A. that our government is well on it's way to fascism. Unfortunately, do to all the shiny new toys like iPods/Cell Phones/Twitter/ Facebook..etc. the idiot citizens of my country are too brain-dead to care.

    07:29 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You did a good very good thing Japan.

    Thank god at least one first world government hasn't completely lost it's mind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you read half of the articles and 70% of the comments on here? Comment fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Weaboo cunt detected.

    They lost their minds years ago when they were gangraped by the rest of the world for getting mouthy.

    Now it's just a sniveling piece of meat :)

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    Comment by Higaru
    05:48 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good, they shouldn't spy on citizens.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 29/10/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Damn backstabbers if you ask me, and after all we've done for them. Makes me sad. As my CIA grandpappy always said, "When they find us lookin', it's time for a nukin'."

    07:29 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go back to your cave you troll.

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    Comment by jindo ko
    05:43 29/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha good to see the Japanese is still doing the backroom deals so well.
    Just like before WW2, the Japanese was forced to open their ports and sign all the international treaties with US and European countries. And BOOOM the Japanese started invading China.
    They are so good at being sneaky ninja.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    All hail USA, the land of the free!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not Free since 9/11 attack*

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