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For Philip Brasor's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Winning the media battle against COVID-19

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Mar 28, 2020

Winning the media battle against COVID-19

On March 12, the Sankei Shimbun ran an editorial urging the media to refrain from criticizing the government for its handling of the coronavirus emergency. The Sankei Shimbun was elaborating on a complaint made by former TV announcer Yoshiko Sakurai that the press was ...

Dramatizing the reality of a nuclear meltdown

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Mar 21, 2020

Dramatizing the reality of a nuclear meltdown

As with many feature films based on real-life incidents, "Fukushima 50," which opened nationwide March 6 and depicts the actions of the men who struggled to contain the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following the Great East Japan Earthquake of ...