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Dec 3, 2013

[State Secret Protection Bill] Lower House Special Committee Pushes through Bill Simultaneously with End of NHK broadcasting - Forcible passage makes it 100 percent-sure to have Abe expelled -


(Photo: Ryusaku Tanaka)
[State Secret Protection Bill] 
Lower House Special Committee Pushes through Bill Simultaneously with End of NHK broadcasting 
- Forcible passage makes it 100 percent-sure to have Abe expelled -

As I commented before, Japan’s real elite had decided to expel the Abe administration, aroung November 20. However, it was not certain because it was likely that this bill would be scrapped with the public opinon. As a result of this forcible passage, expelling Abe has been 100 percent determined. It will take some time to impliment it after enactment of the bill. There is no potential risk because the Abe administration will have collapsed by that time.
It has not been determined when to collapse the administration. However, since it is likely that they will expel the administration as soon as possible, it is unthinkable that the Abe administration will last until April next year at the latest. Those who have misinterpreted the Abe administration as a longtime one and drawn closer to this bill will fall short of expectations.

Masatoshi Takeshita
November 25, 2013


English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Ryusaku Tanaka Journal – November 26, 2013 –

Lower House Special Committee Pushes through Bill Simultaneously with End of NHK Braodcasting

[State Secret Protection Bill] Lower House Special Committee Pushes through Bill Simultaneously with End of NHK braodcasting


“Please distribute this photo across the world,” a man shouts angrily.
=around noon on 26 at Nagata cho Photography: this writer

It was a perfect time as if a director gave a cue. At 11:15 a.m. today. Simultaneously with the end of live broadcast of plenary debates in the Diet, Fukushiro Nukaga, Chairman of House of Representatives Special Committee on Nationoal Security declared “We are going to vote on Special State Secrets Protecton Bill.”

In tens of seconds, “Thie bill has been approved with many standing votes for the bill,” Chairman Nugata echoed. It was the moment when the worst law int the scoeity had bee passed at the House of Repreentatives Special Committee.

“Do you ignore the coive of Fukushima?” Lawmakers of opposition parties who object the bill howled out. “Do you shut the mouth and ears of the people?” “Shame on you!” Citizens listening to the debates also let out their voice.

In fron of the Diet building (in front of the House of Representataives building) man people who got anger with forcible passage got together. Sidewalks were full of people who carried protest signs or banners.

“Don’t make a fool of the people.” “We’ll never permit forcible passage in a plenary session.” People continued yelling their discontent towards the Diet building.

A protest meeting will be held in front of the office of the Prime Minster in the evening.

In front of the Diet building (in front of the House of Representataives building), 
a slogan calling for “encirclement of the Diet building” was chanted. = Photograph: this writer =

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