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Arab ambassadors say Japan's media covers region poorly

Staff Report

Members of the Council of Arab Ambassadors in Tokyo said Monday they plan to help Japanese media give a more accurate picture of the region, with a special focus on life in the Arab world and on Arab nations’ exchanges with Japan.

Japanese coverage of the region tends to focus negatively on recent political turmoil with insufficient analysis of the background leading up to it, said four of the council’s members during a visit to The Japan Times in Tokyo.

They were Algerian Ambassador Sid Ali Ketrandji, Bahraini Ambassador Khalil Hassan, Kuwaiti Ambassador Abdul-Rahman Al-Otaibi and Ambassador Waleed A. Siam, representative of the Permanent General Mission of Palestine.

They said long-standing friendly relations between Japan and Arabian countries give hope for increased collaboration with Japanese media, and they spoke of plans for a media seminar in March.

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