Masatomo Norikyo/CPJ Guest Blogger
Masatomo Norikyo is a staff writer at Asahi Shimbun. He is currently studying at Columbia University in New York.
Japan’s state secrets law, a minefield for journalists
On October 14, as Japan prepared to mark Newspaper Week–an event set up to promote the public right to know–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet publicly announced guidelines on how the country’s security law, which was passed in December 2013, is to be implemented. This date will be remembered as the point at which the public’s…