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It’s perhaps not surprising that online media in Japan tends to attract a broader cross-section of perspectives compared to traditional platforms, something the Black Lives Matter coverage over the past month has helped to illustrate.

The failings of traditional media in Japan to cover the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests against police brutality in the United States have already been well-documented, with The Japan Times’ Black Eye columnist Baye McNeil addressing the issue in a hard-hitting contribution titled “‘No justice, no peace’: The sentiment that resonates in America, Japan and all over the world.”

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