Members of Japan's ruling party have compiled draft measures to make it easier to identify people who have posted anonymous bullying messages online.
The move followed the death of Kimura Hana, a professional wrestler and reality TV star who is believed to have killed herself after being cyberbullied.
Japanese lawmakers resumed Diet deliberations on Friday after a two-day suspension due to the declaration of a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak.
At an Upper House plenary session, lawmakers wearing facemasks disinfected their hands before entering the chamber. They avoided sitting next to each other.
A Japanese government panel of experts plans to decide in about ten days whether to continue the current measures on fighting the new coronavirus.
Members of a panel of experts met on Monday to review the measures currently in place nationwide based on analysis on their effectiveness. The measures call for cancellations of large-scale events and the temporary closures of schools.
The Japanese government has launched a 136-million-dollar package to fight the coronavirus outbreak. It includes funds for the development of a vaccine and treatment for the illness caused by the virus.
The emergency plan was approved on Thursday at a task force meeting attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his full Cabinet.
Japan's transport minister says he is stepping up measures against a possible outbreak of the latest coronavirus. Kazuyoshi Akaba pledged an all-out effort for the expected spike in visitors from China during the Lunar New Year holiday.
The government is urging airlines and cruise ships to distribute a "health card" to all those arriving from China. The card directs people to quarantine officers if they have come from Wuhan and have symptoms, or are taking medicine for pain.
Japan's transport minister has indicated that the restrictions on using drones near airports will be tightened to ensure the safety of aviation.
Kazuyoshi Akaba was speaking to reporters on Friday, following reports that a drone had been spotted the previous night over Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan. The runways were temporarily closed and 27 flights were affected.
Japanese culture officials say burnt buildings at Shurijo Castle were not covered by fire-protection measures that are required by law for important cultural assets because they were reconstructed decades ago.
The ruins of the castle, a national historic site in Okinawa Prefecture, were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2000. But the restored buildings are not included.
The operator of a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan says it will suspend operations of two reactors next year as it will not be able to meet the deadline for the construction of mandatory anti-terrorism facilities.
Kyushu Electric Power Company revealed the plan for its Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture at a news conference on Thursday.