Sunday, June 5, 2016

Snowden Alleges Japan's State Secrets Law Was "Requested and Designed" by the US NSA




Snowden warned June 3 2016 that people in Japan are subject to mass NSA surveillance and that the US is responsible for pushing for the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets, or Japan's recent and much reviled state secrets law:
Shusuke Mura. NSA whistleblower Snowden says U.S. government carrying out mass surveillance in Japan. Jun 4, 2016 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/04/national/nsa-whistleblower-snowden-says-u-s-government-carrying-out-mass-surveillance-in-japan/#.V1RhAeSYJmw

Officially known as the Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets, which went into effect in 2014, the law gives ministries and agencies discretion to classify information in areas such as defense, counterterrorism and diplomacy as state secrets. Leakers, including civil servants, could face up to 10 years in prison and those who instigate such leaks, including journalists, could be subjected to five-year prison terms.

The law was steamrolled through the Diet in 2013 by the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe despite a mass public outcry over the obscure nature by which information will be designated as a state secret.

In an interview with the weekly magazine Sunday Mainichi in its Tuesday edition, Snowden said the enactment of the controversial law was requested and designed by the U.S. government to facilitate the NSA’s espionage activities in Japan.
I've published quite a few posts on Japan's state secrets law. Here is background information: 






Other Sources:

 
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect | The Diplomat


4 comments:

  1. It is troubling to live in a country as disgusting, fake, and polluted, in every way, as the Usa.

    It's troubling to see what happened in Brazil in recent weeks. The neoliberal CIA and wall street engineered coup there.

    The people of Japan are fatally hamstrung. They are constantly exposed to radioactive cesium and strontium. They absorb it till enough of it is in their individual bodies to tear each them apart from the inside out.

    The terribly unfortunate Japanese people are also subjected to outside assault and loss of freedom by their own leaders. Their leaders are in collusion with monsterous politicians, soldiers, and the shadow governmet in Washington DC that really controls things

    The japanese leaders of the LDP are are also in collusion with wall street money people. The politicians, the media, the military, the bagmen have all worked together to continued the evil legacy and lies of the atomic age for 70 years.

    I have a sickening feeling that the radioactive mass murder from Chernobyl and ensueing political insanity in the ukraine is a smaller prelude to what is unfolding in Japan and PACIFIC Oceania now.

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    1. I share these sentiments. Dark times are truly upon us.

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  2. very logical - it'd be interesting to see all communication between JP and US gov regarding all things nuclear pre and post 311.

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  3. the secrecy act is a very effective way to bury news abut the weapons manufacturing by JP (at the behest of the US?). There was one article I read several years ago about a weapons plant that was requested to return materials to US. I never found any other news about that specific plant later.

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