Independent NHK chained to Diet leash

| Mar 3, 2014

Independent NHK chained to Diet leash

by Reiji Yoshida

NHK, which is often compared with the BBC in the U.K., has been a focus of public attention and intense criticism in recent weeks. Many people are taking a closer look at the public broadcaster, including its history and whether it has been politically ...

Jan 31, 2013

Japan falls far on press freedom list

Japan plummeted to 53rd from the previous year’s 22nd in the 2013 press freedom ranking released Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based nonprofit organization. Japan “has been affected by a lack of transparency and almost zero respect for access to information on subjects ...