The Japan Times has printed nothing on the passing (Oct. 10) of Dame Joan Sutherland (83), one of the great opera sopranos of the 20th century and arguably Australia’s greatest singer. I realize that not many readers are opera fans, but isn’t it a newspaper’s professional obligation to print news irrespective of the number of people who might find the information of interest? If not for e-mail, I would still be in the dark.
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