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Japan experienced no shortage of change in 2019, whether via the arrival of a new imperial era or the ongoing transformation of Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. There was at least one place, however, where people could turn for the familiar — television.

Japanese terrestrial TV over the past year occupied a strange space in the country’s fabric. Younger people tuned in less, based on a Jiji Press survey from last month, but the medium still remained a trusted source of information, according to a study by the Nippon Foundation.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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