About 80 masked people, calling themselves allies of the global hacker group Anonymous, picked up litter in Tokyo Saturday in a novel protest against Japan's tougher laws against illegal downloads.
In light rain, they took part in an "anonymous cleaning service" for one hour in a park and on pavements in the shopping and entertainment hub of Shibuya, a change from the group's trademark website attacks.
"Greetings, free people of the Internet.
We are Anonymous.
On June 15th, 2012, the Japanese government finally succeeded in arresting the last remaining fugitive of the 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attack. Naturally, this was a major news event in Japan, and it dominated the headlines and major news outlets for several days.
Cyberwarzone has watched #opJapan from the start and has seen it evolve in a global awareness operation.
Japan announced a new law against illegal downloads. Last Friday (22-6-2012) Japan passed a new amendment to its copyright laws.
At the moment Japan announced the new law Anonymous #opJapan woke up. They have been providing information about the new law and have been bringing awareness to the world.