For that indicator, The Freedom House provides data for Japan from 1972 to 2019. The average value for Japan during that period was 1 points with a minumum of 1 points in 1972 and a maximum of 2 points in 1991.
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Definition: The Civil Liberties index from the Freedom House evaluate the following: freedom of expression and belief, associational and organizational rights, rule of law, and personal autonomy and individual rights. The rating ranges from 1 (strong liberties) to 7 (no liberties).