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Fumitomo Fujita was excited when major newspapers protested the April 1972 arrest of a reporter who stood accused of soliciting a Foreign Ministry secretary for classified documents on Japan-U.S. talks over the reversion of Okinawa.

“I thought it was amazing that the media was challenging the government,” Fujita, a political reporter in his early 30s at TV Asahi at the time, said of Takichi Nishiyama’s arrest for allegedly violating the National Public Services Law.

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