Diet Begins Debate on Controversial Secrets Protection Bill

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question concerning the state... News PhotoAnswering,Asking,Civil Rights,Event,Japan,Politics,Prime Minister,Protection,Shinzo Abe,Tokyo - Japan,Vertical,WhisperingPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunTOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 07: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question concerning the state secrets protection bill during a Lower House session at the Diet building on November 7, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. In a plenary session, the Lower House started deliberations on the state secrets protection bill, which will toughen penalties on public servants who leak 'specified secrets' that could jeopardize Japan's national security. Under the bill, public servants and other individuals can be imprisoned for up to 10 years if they disclose specified secrets. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)