"...new Japanese legislation which specifically criminalises the creation, storing
and deliberate spreading of malware..."
That's the part I have problems with. How will anyone in Japan study malicious coding of new found viruses...or any virus for that matter. If some security minded person wants to learn how to help someone who's infected, how would that person gain the upper hand unless s/he has the opportunity to study how it's written? That line in that law would send me up the river lol...oh well, glad I aint thinking of a visit any time soon