Japan Alert - Draconian secrecy bill being pushed through by Abe governmentSubmitted by Blue Republic on Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:58
The proposed bill would give nearly all Japanese government agencies
the right to declare pretty much whatever they want as a "special secret".
Any government employee disclosing such information could be jailed
for up to ten years. Journalists who are deemed to be acting inappropriately
in trying to obtain such information and/or publicizing it could be imprisoned
for five years as could members of parliament.
Chillingly evil, even by the standards of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
If you are Japanese, or know any Japanese please inform them about this and
urge them to register their concerns/objections regarding this bill to their
Pretty convenient timing with them just about to start removing fuel rods at
Fukushima and with the TPP itreaty vote coming up in the fairly near future.
Bet Obama would love to have a law like this.