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EDITORIAL / MSDF leaks must be plugged
The judiciary on Tuesday condemned the government organization in charge of national defense for its impermissibly sloppy information management.
The Yokohama District Court found Maritime Self-Defense Force Lt. Cmdr. Sumitaka Matsuuchi guilty of leaking highly classified information on an Aegis-equipped destroyer and sentenced him two years and six months in prison, suspended for four years, for violation of the Law Concerning the Protection of Secrets for the Japan-U.S. Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement.
The court said the leaked information could imperil Japan's national security if it …