Friday, January 24, 2014

The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome – From Japan to America | Common Dreams

The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome – From Japan to America | Common Dreams



Last month, the ruling Japanese coalition parties quickly rammed through Parliament a state secrets law. We Americans better take notice. 



Under its provisions the government alone decides what are state secrets and any civil servants who divulge any “secrets” can be jailed for up to 10 years. Journalists caught in the web of this vaguely defined law can be jailed for up to 5 years.
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