Protest of state secrets law at Hibiya Park. (Photo: Kimberly Hughes)
Some great analyses on what Abe's state secrets law means and the ripple effects its questionable passage is having on Japanese politics:
Lawrence Repata: " A New State Secrecy Law for Japan? 新たな秘密保護法?" at APJ: Japan Focus;
David McNeill: "Shhh. The lights go out for whistleblowers and (possibly) journalists" at Number 1 Shimbun;
AFP (via Raw Story): "Japan’s controversial new state secrets law condemned as ‘the largest ever threat to democracy in postwar Japan’ by Nobel academics";
and Michael Cucek at Shisaku, with updates on political fallout, including today's dissolution of Your Party (a political party aligned with the LDP): "Live Shinzo, Defending."