Jan 17, 2015

Asahi Shimbun investigating potential cyberattack

Major newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun Co. said the discovery of 17 virus-infected computers indicates it has been the target of a cyberattack. On the night of Jan. 9, the 17 PCs were found to be transmitting data, including email, based on commands from an ...

The highlights of Japanese media in 2014

| Jan 3, 2015

The highlights of Japanese media in 2014

by Philip Brasor

My choices for the most significant public phenomena of last year are associated with traditional media rather than the social kind, which isn’t to say these phenomena didn’t impact social media and vice versa, only that TV, newspapers and magazines still affect our perception ...

Dec 28, 2014

Using errors to advance agendas

An independent panel's findings on the Asahi Shimbun's retraction of a series of past articles on the "comfort women" issue offer important lessons to reporters, editors and newspaper management.

Nov 29, 2014

Asahi Shimbun profit dives 50%

Asahi Shimbun Co. said consolidated operating profit fell 50.5 percent from a year earlier to ¥3.1 billion during the first half, marking two consecutive declines. In addition to sluggish newspaper sales affected partly by story retractions related to the “comfort women” issue and an ...