Under Abe's reign, media self-censorship in Japan is rising

Feb 25, 2015

Under Abe's reign, media self-censorship in Japan is rising

by Linda Sieg

Worries are growing in Japan about a trend toward media self-censorship as journalists and experts say news organizations are toning down criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government for fear of sparking ire and losing access to sources. No one is accusing Abe’s administration ...

Feb 25, 2015

Kayla Mueller's parents wanted her 'to tell the truth'

Kayla Mueller’s parents say they wanted their daughter to tell the truth, though doing that may have cost her a chance to gain her freedom from Islamic State militants. The international aid worker and her Syrian boyfriend were taken hostage in August 2013. He ...

JGC workers angered by hostages' deaths

Jan 23, 2013

JGC workers angered by hostages' deaths

Employees of plant engineering firm JGC Corp. as well as relatives and friends of workers expressed anger and dismay after the government confirmed Monday that seven Japanese were killed during the hostage crisis at the Ain Amenas gas complex in Algeria last week. In ...