Japan state secrets protection legislation: a direct violation of the society?
Here is stated by a top official the ambiguity of Abe's law on designated secrets, altering in Japan the freedom of the press and the free access to information. These fundamental principles appear today gravely threatened in Japan.
Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe expressed grave concerns about how the new state secrets protection law will affect human rights guaranteed by the nation’s Constitution.
Asahi Shimbun editorial: "Abe's words fail to clear distrust about secrecy law : Abe’s reassurances not only failed to allay suspicions that the law will allow the government to bolster its monopoly over sensitive information, but also they actually deepened our fear that the law will jeopardize democracy."