It’s hard to believe, but the Japanese government finally has a solution for the ongoing mess at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant…  It’s called denial.  Prime Minister Abe’s government is pushing through an official secrets act that offer draconian penalties for revealing government information.  The lower house of Japan’s Diet has approved the bill and the upper house has until December 6 to debate the bill.

The Japan Times story gives a good sense of the direct link between the new secrecy laws and the Fukushima disaster.

See also the New York Times coverage which makes the link to Fukushima clear.

There is a movie here, but I don’t think it will be made.  The quote is from Prime Minister Abe dismissing concerns about Fukushima to the Olympic Committee in Argentina.


JAPAN SYNDROME | 2013 | Uncategorized