According to the New York Times, some people in Washington worried that “revealing the treaties was part of an effort by Mr. Hatoyama’s administration to push away from the United States.”
Katsuya Okada denied that allegation. He told reporters that the investigation was “about becoming a government that discloses more information and is more truthful.” However, according to him, many of the secret documents had disappeared.
In INDB, I wrote the following in the notes section for this article.
Democracy is meaningless. The decision making in Japan is as transparent as the decision making in America and China - which is to say not at all. The people cannot make decisions because the government withholds information.