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After his nightmare summer of 1994, when the media branded him the prime suspect in the fatal sarin gas attack in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Yoshiyuki Kono embarked on a crusade to end press violations of citizens’ rights.

Squeezing spare time from his job and caring for his wife, who has been in a coma since being exposed to the nerve agent, Kono has spoken to countless citizens and students nationwide and written a series of essays pointing out the problems of journalism today.

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