Diet Begins Debate on Controversial Secrets Protection Bill

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Protesters rally against the proposed state secrets protection law in... News PhotoCivil Rights,Horizontal,Japan,Japanese Prime Minister's Official Residence,Law,Planning,Political Rally,Politics,Prime Minister,Protection,Protest,Protestor,Residential Building,Tokyo - Japan,WhisperingPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunTOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 07: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Protesters rally against the proposed state secrets protection law in front of the prime minister's official residence 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)