Freedom of speech is the element of democracy that must be protected most. That's true no matter which party is in power. Crushing freedom of speech would plant the roots of a terrible evil in Japan's future.
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Okinawa Gov Takeshi Onaga, blasting comments made at a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) study session that two local Okinawa newspapers should be shut down over their critical coverage of security bills now before the Diet. (Mainichi Shimbun) Read