Dec 22, 2013

Abe's second strike against freedoms

On the heels of the enactment of the state secrets protection law, the Abe administration is preparing a bill that would criminalize the act of "conspiracy" for the first time.

Secrets bill clears panel by force

Dec 5, 2013

Secrets bill clears panel by force

by Ayako Mie

The Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito ruling coalition was set to forcibly pass the contentious state secrecy bill into law as early as Thursday night, after it rammed the legislation through the Upper House Special Committee on National Security earlier on the day. The chairman ...

Protesters voice alarm over state secrets bill

Dec 5, 2013

Protesters voice alarm over state secrets bill

by Tomohiro Osaki

More than 1,200 protesters gathered outside the Diet building Thursday in a last-ditch effort to thwart the controversial state secrets bill, which the Diet is expected to pass Friday. Opponents of the bill argue it gives the government too much authority to designate and ...