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ASAHI SHIMBUN

Daichi Nomiyama, 30, had posed as a reporter from the Asahi Shimbun since April, conducting interviews with members of various university cheerleading teams.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
Kamakura firefighter arrested for impersonating Asahi Shimbun reporter
The 30-year-old man passed himself off as a reporter for the newspaper to secure interviews with university baseball cheerleaders.
Riot police approach a site where a murder suspect had barricaded himself in Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, on May 26.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2024
Former Asahi photographer indicted for entering home of murder suspect
The photographer reportedly told the newspaper's internal investigation that he had entered without knowing it was the defendant’s home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2023
Japanese weekly news magazine with 100-year history to shut down
Asahi Shimbun Publications said it sold 74,125 copies of the magazine in December.
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JAPAN
Jan 1, 2023
Japanese journalist injured in Russian missile attack on Kyiv
A man with the Asahi Shimbun daily is believed to be the first Japanese journalist injured in Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 22, 2022
Japan's media outlets can negotiate with news aggregators, antitrust watchdog says
Japan's Fair Trade Commission said media companies would not be violating the antimonopoly law by asking to see the revenue IT firms generate from operating news sites.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 27, 2021
Reporter’s death puts spotlight on shifting media landscape
Cash-strapped news outlets are increasingly asking staff to do more and more work, some of which has nothing to do with journalism.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 13, 2020
Prosecutor gambling scandal lifts veil on press access in Japan
Will the incident prompt any major media outlet to change its ways when socializing with sources?
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 10, 2020
Media collaborators threaten press freedom in Japan
Japan has too few good journalists because mainstream media reporters unconsciously begin their stories from the point of view of prized informants.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 21, 2020
Dramatizing the reality of a nuclear meltdown
As with many feature films based on real-life incidents, "Fukushima 50," which opened nationwide March 6 and depicts the actions of the men who struggled to contain the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, is a blend of factual exposition...
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JAPAN
Jun 27, 2019
Tokyo court admits Asahi reporter was defamed but denies damages over 'comfort women' articles
The Tokyo District Court recognized Wednesday that a former Asahi Shimbun newspaper reporter was defamed in connection with his 1991 articles on "comfort women," but it rejected his claim for damages against a major publisher and a scholar.
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JAPAN
May 14, 2019
Ex-top Trump aide McMaster says accepting North Korea nukes would push Japan to debate own deterrent
Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster has said that the United States accepting North Korea as a de facto nuclear power would prompt Japan to debate whether or not it needed its own nuclear weapons, a claim that comes amid rekindled tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
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JAPAN
May 3, 2018
Asahi Shimbun remembers 29-year-old reporter killed in 1987 ultra-rightist attack
The Asahi Shimbun daily and local residents on Thursday paid tribute to a 29-year-old reporter killed in a 1987 shooting at its western Japan bureau, in an attack claimed by ultra-rightists angered by the newspaper's "anti-national" reporting.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 7, 2018
In Japan no one wants to talk about sex education
The English 'penis' — which rhymes with 'Venice' in katakana — is the preferred technical term when discussing male genitalia in Japan, but even that seems to be taboo in broadcast situations.
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2018
Japanese newspaper reporter wounded in unsolved '87 shooting at Hanshin bureau dies
Hyoe Inukai, a former Asahi Shimbun reporter severely wounded by a shotgun during the unsolved 1987 attack on the daily's Hanshin bureau, has died, it was learned Friday. He was 73.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 30, 2017
Japanese media's hits and misses of 2017
The term "fake news" was used in so many different situations this year that it no longer describes an agreed upon concept but rather anything you don't agree with. This is why the U.S. press has had a difficult time making sense of its president's conflation of cynical policy aims with his own deranged...
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Dec 23, 2017
Men still making houses as women try to leave home
Dogen Ogata's name is known worldwide before he knows it himself. He's 8 months old. One day last month, in all innocence, cradled in his mother's arms, he attended a session of the Kumamoto municipal assembly.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 25, 2017
#MeToo movement confuses media in Japan
During a recent discussion on Bunka Hoso's radio talk show, "Golden Radio," about sexual misconduct in the U.S., the participants wondered if the #MeToo social media movement would catch on in Japan. "Me Too" as a movement was started more than a decade ago by American social activist Tarana Burke to...
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 18, 2017
Ad money makes the news world go round
In a Nov. 8 press release, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center announced that Katsuya Takasu, the most famous plastic surgeon in Japan, was no longer a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Previously, the center had been urging the AACS to expel Takasu because of his public...
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Nov 11, 2017
On the quest for the holy grail for as long as we live
Is death inevitable? True, everyone born before Aug. 4, 1900, has proved mortal (the world's oldest-known living person, a Japanese woman named Nabi Tajima, was born on that date). But the past is only an imperfect guide to the future, as the effervescent present is ceaselessly teaching us.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 11, 2017
Fuji TV's wishful thinking is food for thought
Since 1987, Fuji TV has owned Monday night, specifically the 9 to 10 p.m. time slot, when it broadcasts fluffy romantic drama series starring the season's hottest actress and often a prominent member of a boy band.

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