/ Mar 30, 2017

166 Japanese state secrets not documented, panel reports

Of the 443 state secrets designated by the government as of the end of 2015, 166 were not documented, an annual report by a parliamentary panel has showed. The undocumented secrets included those designated in advance when concrete information did not exist, and cases ...

Protesters vow to continue fight against secrecy law

Dec 6, 2014

Protesters vow to continue fight against secrecy law

Protesters against the contentious secrecy law enacted exactly a year ago vowed Saturday to continue fighting to have it scrapped, amid concern the legislation will undermine the public’s right to know. With the law that toughens penalties for leakers of state secrets set to ...

Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

Oct 28, 2014

Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

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A recent court-themed musical staged in Tokyo was, to say the least, an audacious dig at the contentious state secrets law scheduled to take effect in December. Set several years after the law’s passage last December, the musical, performed last week in Nakano Ward ...