Japanese media cautiously tackle the U.S. election

| Oct 29, 2016

Japanese media cautiously tackle the U.S. election

During the first half of this year, coverage by Japan’s print and broadcast media of America’s presidential primary campaigns and debates was heavier than usual. But as the two remaining contenders stagger toward the finish line, one gets the impression that Japanese are just ...

Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club

| Oct 22, 2016

Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club

Bright and vivacious young women are in great demand as TV announcers. For many in Japan, the stepping stone to a career in broadcast news has been the annual Miss Keio contest, held during the autumn festival at the nation’s most prestigious private university: ...

Seeking remedies for maladies new, old and absurd

| Oct 8, 2016

Seeking remedies for maladies new, old and absurd

The Sept. 29 cover of Shukan Bunshun was adorned with an illustration of legendary New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, portrayed by Makoto Wada in a pinstripe uniform and with bat in hand. Ruth’s amazing batting records were attributed in part to his remarkably ...