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Secrecy Bill Could Distance Japan From Its Postwar Pacifism via The New York Times

TOKYO — Brushing past angry street protests and apocalyptic editorials in leading newspapers, Japan’s conservative prime minister, Shinzo Abe, appears set to achieve one of the first items on his legislative agenda to roll back his nation’s postwar pacifism: passing … Continue reading

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At Fukushima hearing, all speakers criticize state secrets bill via Asahi Shimbun

FUKUSHIMA–The ruling Liberal Democratic Party invited Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba to speak about the state secrets protection bill, expecting support by a leader near the Fukushima nuclear disaster site to quell criticism against the legislation. The party’s plan, however, backfired. … Continue reading

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