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Japan’s Designated Secrets Law: All you ever wanted to know but should be afraid to ask. (LOL)

The Lawyer's Federation of Japan points out that if a journalist or citizen were to stubbornly ask about SDS (specially designated secrets) to a government official that this could be…

“May I have some more whale, sir….”

In the United States, serving whale meat can cost you decades of jail-time as one sushi chef in Los Angeles recently learned; in Japan it costs you about $10, for…