The highlights of Japanese media in 2014

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jan 3, 2015

The highlights of Japanese media in 2014

by Philip Brasor

My choices for the most significant public phenomena of last year are associated with traditional media rather than the social kind, which isn't to say these phenomena didn't impact social media and vice versa, only that TV, newspapers and magazines still affect our perception ...

National Jul 3, 2014

Non-LDP Tokyo assembly members want sexist hecklers to confess

Forty-three members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly support their colleague Ayaka Shiomura's call for those who heckled her during a recent session to come forward. A survey released Wednesday received responses from 44 of the assembly's 127 members. All 58 members from the Liberal Democratic ...

National / Crime & Legal Jul 3, 2014

Man accused of egging office of sexist heckler

Police on Wednesday sent a case to prosecutors accusing a man in his 50s of throwing raw eggs at the entrance to the office of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly member Akihiro Suzuki on June 23. The man, whose name was not released, allegedly egged the office ...

Editorials Jul 1, 2014

Weak response to sexist taunts

The way in which the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly's effectively closed the book on the sexist jeering of a female assembly member during a plenary session raises doubts as to whether the assembly takes sexual harassment seriously.