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For Linda Sieg's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Under Abe's reign, media self-censorship in Japan is rising

Feb 25, 2015

Under Abe's reign, media self-censorship in Japan is rising

Worries are growing in Japan about a trend toward media self-censorship as journalists and experts say news organizations are toning down criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government for fear of sparking ire and losing access to sources. No one is accusing Abe’s administration ...

In rural Akita, skeptics doubt 'Abenomics' will cure ills

Dec 2, 2014

In rural Akita, skeptics doubt 'Abenomics' will cure ills

Mihoko Asaka wants to know how candidates in this month’s election will create jobs and halt the drastic population decline that is bleeding her home region of youth and vitality, but she has little hope they will offer real solutions. Like many of his ...

Expectations mount in Japan for Abe-Xi meeting

| Oct 9, 2014

Expectations mount in Japan for Abe-Xi meeting

Expectations are growing in Japan that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for an ice-breaking chat next month, while an aide signaled that Abe may postpone visits to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine that have infuriated Beijing in the past. Any ...