Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More on censorship of information on the Fukushima nuclear crisis from journalist Yoichi Shimatsu

Yoichi Shimatsu, former editor of The Japan Times Weekly, offers this criticism at New American Media, of Japanese governmental and media censorship of nuclear disaster news, unconscionable at a time when transparent, reliable information is a life and death matter:
On March 13, Japan’s Prime Minister's office imposed information control on news related to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, citing the legal grounds of Article 15 of the Constitution. However, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano's explanation might seem confusing, because Article 15 has nothing to do with limiting information releases related to national security...

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