News outlets are looking at the role companies played in exacerbating the mudslides that engulfed more than 130 homes in the city of Atami.
For Philip Brasor's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Media coverage alludes to the possibility of Olympics protests turning violent, but what happens when protests in Japan actually turn violent?
Public anxiety over the Olympics remains high, but the domestic media has moved on to other topics. Why are politicians still complaining about a focus on public concern?
The media coverage of a bill on LGBTQ "understanding" focuses on a conservative purity test instead of the contents of the legislation.
Recent concerns about a new law meant to restrict the sale of property near sensitive sites to non-Japanese entities focus more on the trouble the law may cause Japanese individuals.
Naomi Osaka's willingness to speak out on issues such as Black Lives Matter sets her apart from other Japanese athletes working internationally.
Should the government be turning to the private sector to provide care for the country's aging population?
The media has no problem reprimanding the government when it loses a court case, but news outlets seldom talk about how the judicial system can drag things on.
Japanese press outlets focus on individual stories amid the start of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Japan.
The general public is unable to comprehend the mixed messages it’s hearing from the nation’s leading news outlets.