An amendment in June to Japan’s 54-year-old Canon of Journalism apparently reflects the sense of crisis within the nation’s news organizations over the apparent growing public dissatisfaction with the industry.

In June, the Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association, which is composed of major newspaper and broadcasting companies, issued a new code of conduct calling for special attention to be paid to the rights of people mentioned in news stories.

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