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Richard Smart at Tokyo Digital Journalism has been on top of the Japan/Wikileaks angle. Richard has analyzed one Wikileaks cable that describes specific locations abroad designated critical to U.S. national security. The report is part of the U.S. National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

The overarching goal of the NIPP is to build a safer, more secure, and more resilient America by enhancing protection of the nation’s CI/KR (critical infrastructure and key resources) to prevent, deter, neutralize or mitigate the effects of deliberate efforts by terrorists to destroy, incapacitate or exploit them; and to strengthen national preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery in the event of an attack, natural disaster or other emergency.

What are the key locations in Japan important to the U.S.? Click here and find out.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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