Jun 11, 2015

FCCJ appoints new board members

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, founded in 1945 and one of the world’s oldest press clubs, elected its board of directors for 2015-2016 on Thursday. James Simms, a contributor to Forbes, was elected president. Peter Langan of Bloomberg News will serve as first ...

Veteran mourned by freelancer support group

Feb 1, 2015

Veteran mourned by freelancer support group

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The murder of Kenji Goto highlights the dangers facing freelance journalists around the globe who bravely report from the world’s most dangerous conflict zones — but without the institutional backup enjoyed by full-time reporters at mainstream media organizations. Goto was a part of this ...

Tower Records defiant in face of CD slump

Jun 22, 2013

Tower Records defiant in face of CD slump

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Declining sales of CDs over the past decade may indicate a grim future for music shops, but Ikuo Minewaki believes there is still a place for brick and mortar retail outlets. “CDs are no longer items that you can leave on the store shelf ...

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

Jun 6, 2013

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

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Takafumi Horie, 40, the recently paroled founder of Internet firm Livedoor Co., said Wednesday he wants embattled Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto to become prime minister one day, citing his “ability to challenge” and “alter the status quo” of politics. Arrested in 2006 and later ...