According to Japan Times posted below, Japanese Gov plans to submit the draft legislation to implement "secret patent" system in Japan. The detail is still unclear, but it is important for patent practitioners to monitor what patent will be classified into this category. Especially, the boundary between military use and commercial use of such technology such as AI, quantum computing and antibiotics is blur. Therefore, I would like to monitor how much such "dual-use technology" would be restricted as "secret patent".
In addition, according to "経済安全保障法制に関する有識者会議", this system would also include "restriction to file certain patent applications with other Offices for reasons of national security ". This would also have some impact on global filing strategy of companies. That's why it would be better to monitor such development in this Diet session in Japan.
Even in Japanese, I am posting other comments on this matter as below.