As written previously, “Japanese Coast Guard Diaoyutai or Senkaku Video Leaked,” the Japanese government is really upset over the partially leaked video. Japan Times has an article out on YouTube Japan’s records reportedly seized by Japanese prosecutors – “Coast guard probed over video leak; YouTube info reportedly seized.”
Separately Tuesday, prosecutors reportedly seized records from the operator of the video-sharing site YouTube to try to determine how the footage was posted online.
Further details of the records were not immediately known Tuesday evening.
YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Inc. of the U.S.
Although the Google camp has expressed willingness to cooperate with the investigation, the prosecutors believe it would be difficult for the search site to voluntarily submit user information, given its policy of keeping such data secret, the sources said.
I simply thought it being interesting the Japanese prosecutors expecting Google to rather not fully cooperate. So, they forced it and not wasted any time with Google.
It will be interesting to see how the U.S. media covers this development. Imagine if a Chinese prosecutor storming into Google’s Beijing office to obtain user records.
This leaked video controversy continues to be a front page topic in Japan.