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Few Youngsters Would Follow Snowden's Lead in Japan

Murata, K.; Fukuta, Y.; Orito, Y.; Adams, A. A.

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.813924", 
  "container_title": "Emerald", 
  "title": "Few Youngsters Would Follow Snowden's Lead in Japan", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "Purpose \u2013 This study deals with the attitudes towards and social impact of Edward Snowden's\nrevelations in Japan, taking the Japanese socio-cultural and political environment surrounding\nprivacy and state surveillance into account.\nDesign/methodology/approach \u2013 A questionnaire survey of 1820 university students and semistructured\nfollow-up interviews with 56 respondents were conducted, in addition to reviews of the\nliterature on privacy and state surveillance in Japan. The outcomes of the survey were statistically\nanalysed and qualitative analyses of the interview results were also performed.\nFindings \u2013 Snowden's revelations have had little influence over Japanese youngsters' attitudes\ntoward privacy and state surveillance, mainly due to their low level of awareness of the revelations\nand high level of confidence in government agencies.\nPractical implications \u2013 The study results imply a need for reviewing educational programmes for\ncivic education in lower and upper secondary education.\nSocial implications \u2013 The results of this study based on a large-scale questionnaire survey indicate\nan urgent necessity for providing Japanese youngsters with opportunities to learn more about\nprivacy, liberty, individual autonomy and national security.\nOriginality/value \u2013 This study is the first attempt to investigate the social impact of Snowden's\nrevelations on Japanese youngsters' attitudes toward privacy and state surveillance as part of crosscultural\nanalyses between eight countries. This record was migrated from the OpenDepot repository service in June, 2017 before shutting down.", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Murata, K."
      "family": "Fukuta, Y."
      "family": "Orito, Y."
      "family": "Adams, A. A."
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "813924"
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