Aug 28, 2014

Asahi Shimbun refuses to run weekly's ad critical of the newspaper

The Asahi Shimbun has rejected carrying an advertisement by Shukan Bunshun because the ad includes a feature story criticizing the leading daily, the major weekly magazine said Wednesday. The weekly said on its website that Bungeishunju Ltd., its publisher, has sent a letter protesting ...

Jul 10, 2013

Prosecutors won't charge Kyodo, Asahi reporters

Tokyo prosecutors have opted not to indict reporters from Kyodo News and the Asahi Shimbun Co. over their alleged unlawful access to an Internet server, sources said. The five reporters were accused of accessing the server of a free email account that was used ...

| May 5, 2013

Media weighs in on LDP's English education plan

by Philip Brasor

The Liberal Democratic Party has a thing for archery. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s financial policies comprise “three arrows.” The symbolism is based on the old Japanese saying, “Three arrows are harder to break.” Since “Abenomics” has proven to be a PR success, at least ...

Apr 25, 2013

Huffington Post and Asahi team up

The operator of The Huffington Post and the Asahi Shimbun Co. have established a joint venture in Tokyo to run a Japanese version of the U.S. news website. The site will start May 7 with an editorial staff of 10 as the first Huffington ...