Celebrities lead protest tweets over Abe's legal change attempt
Kyodo -- May 11
A number of Japanese celebrities took to Twitter this weekend to criticize the government's attempt to extend the retirement age for prosecutors, with one warning the move could "destroy" the country.

The tweets by those including actors, actresses and musicians were widely retweeted by other users with the Japanese hashtag meaning "I oppose the revision of the public prosecutor's office law" and totaled more than 3.8 million on Sunday evening.

The revision bill, which would lift the retirement age to 65 from 63, has been discussed in parliament since last month.

It would also allow for further extension if the Cabinet gives approval, a special provision that critics say could damage a fair judicial system by enabling the administration to decide which prosecutor can stay in office longer.

News source: Kyodo
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