I am not a fan of Wikileaks which just released a whole load of information without, presumably, checking further ethical consideration. I check if any information about Japan is easily accessible or not on the site: No information has leaked from Japan nor the tag Japan can be seen. It seems search function does not exist there so it is very difficult to find any information about Japan.
No. Currently Wikileaks did not released any Japanese cables yet. They get information out incrementally. Blaming Japanese media for their inaction is baseless since they do not have any thing to work on yet. Should they dig on other’s closets?
“Are all the embassy cables being released at once?
No. Instead of publishing the documents all at once, the organisation will be releasing the embassy files in stages.
Why not release everything now?
The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.
We owe it to the people who entrusted us with the documents to ensure that there is time for them to be written about, commented on and discussed widely in public, something that is impossible if hundreds of thousands of documents are released at once. We will therefore be releasing the documents gradually over the coming weeks and months.”
So we will see Japanese information in coming days.
I wish they will discharge secrets about the Banks or something that we do not know about but unknowingly affecting our life . Why do they only target US? Well, miniWikileaks might spring up in many other countries soon. Power of proletariat Internet. But sleeping all over the places is a different matter: he should control his own leaks in his pant. But WikiLeaks about Japan is more than welcomed provided that minor public servants and figures are protected who merely performed their functions. That might be a critical point for transforming rather stagnant Japanese society.