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Secrets act to be approved by Cabinet

The cabinet has okayed a bill that targets leakers of classified material, but it may pose a threat to freedom of the press, writes Ayako Mie in the Japan Times.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet is set to approve a controversial bill today to protect state secrets that stops short of fully guaranteeing the public's right to know and freedom of the press. Critics fear the bill, which would next go to the Diet, gives the government too much power to control access to information.    Read the article


Last modified on Friday, October 25, 2013

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