Journal article Open Access

Few Youngsters Would Follow Snowden's Lead in Japan

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

MARC21 XML Export

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<record xmlns="">
  <controlfield tag="005">20170908083140.0</controlfield>
  <controlfield tag="001">813924</controlfield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Fukuta, Y.</subfield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Orito, Y.</subfield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">Meiji University (明治大学)</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Adams, A. A.</subfield>
  <datafield tag="856" ind1="4" ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="s">233331</subfield>
    <subfield code="z">md5:8d7c48b798e70fc15c37815a07451987</subfield>
    <subfield code="u"></subfield>
  <datafield tag="542" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="l">open</subfield>
  <datafield tag="260" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="c">2017-06-19</subfield>
  <datafield tag="909" ind1="C" ind2="O">
    <subfield code="p">openaire</subfield>
    <subfield code="p">user-opendepot</subfield>
    <subfield code="o"></subfield>
  <datafield tag="909" ind1="C" ind2="4">
    <subfield code="p">Emerald</subfield>
  <datafield tag="100" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">Meiji University (明治大学)</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Murata, K.</subfield>
  <datafield tag="245" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Few Youngsters Would Follow Snowden's Lead in Japan</subfield>
  <datafield tag="980" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">user-opendepot</subfield>
  <datafield tag="540" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u"></subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)</subfield>
  <datafield tag="650" ind1="1" ind2="7">
    <subfield code="a">cc-by</subfield>
    <subfield code="2"></subfield>
  <datafield tag="520" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Purpose – This study deals with the attitudes towards and social impact of Edward Snowden's
revelations in Japan, taking the Japanese socio-cultural and political environment surrounding
privacy and state surveillance into account.
Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire survey of 1820 university students and semistructured
follow-up interviews with 56 respondents were conducted, in addition to reviews of the
literature on privacy and state surveillance in Japan. The outcomes of the survey were statistically
analysed and qualitative analyses of the interview results were also performed.
Findings – Snowden's revelations have had little influence over Japanese youngsters' attitudes
toward privacy and state surveillance, mainly due to their low level of awareness of the revelations
and high level of confidence in government agencies.
Practical implications – The study results imply a need for reviewing educational programmes for
civic education in lower and upper secondary education.
Social implications – The results of this study based on a large-scale questionnaire survey indicate
an urgent necessity for providing Japanese youngsters with opportunities to learn more about
privacy, liberty, individual autonomy and national security.
Originality/value – This study is the first attempt to investigate the social impact of Snowden's
revelations on Japanese youngsters' attitudes toward privacy and state surveillance as part of crosscultural
analyses between eight countries. This record was migrated from the OpenDepot repository service in June, 2017 before shutting down.</subfield>
  <datafield tag="773" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="n">doi</subfield>
    <subfield code="i">isVersionOf</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">10.5281/zenodo.813923</subfield>
  <datafield tag="024" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">10.5281/zenodo.813924</subfield>
    <subfield code="2">doi</subfield>
  <datafield tag="980" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">publication</subfield>
    <subfield code="b">article</subfield>
All versions This version
Views 2828
Downloads 55
Data volume 1.2 MB1.2 MB
Unique views 2828
Unique downloads 55


Cite as