Enough already! Normally a fairly balanced newspaper, the Nov. 4 issue of The Japan Times carried no less than eight articles that are directly or indirectly critical of China.

The previous day’s issue was similar. With approximately 50 articles per edition this equates to about 16 percent of the paper — including articles and editorials — being critical of China.

With a brief article carrying the headline “40 percent of goods sold online in China fake,” it seems The Japan Times is going out of its way to report negatively about its neighbor. As a long time resident of Japan, this writer is no apologist for China, however he is disappointed by the undeniable anti-China tone The Japan Times has adopted.

The Japan Times need to give their readers more credit and stop the transparent bias.


The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

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