Oct 2, 2015

NHK chief defends broadcaster amid 'Abe channel' claims

NHK chairman Katsuhito Momii hit out at online criticism Thursday, in which the broadcaster was called the “Abe channel” in reference to its coverage of politics, saying it promoted “political neutrality.” “We are often called the (Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe channel online, but there ...

Truth hurts: censorship in the media

Aug 8, 2015

Truth hurts: censorship in the media


“Truth, it has been said, is the first casualty of war.” — Philip Snowden, July 1916 In September 1945, less than a month after Japan’s surrender ending World War II and ushering in the U.S.-led Occupation, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander for the Allied ...