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Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 22, 2021
Calling out the elephant in the blogosphere
Two Japanese blogs have made headlines recently for racist remarks against ethnic Koreans, while online discussion starts to ask what Japanese people should do in response.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2020
Financial market website Zero Hedge knocked off Twitter over coronavirus 'bioweapon' story
Twitter Inc. has banned financial market website Zero Hedge from the social media platform after it published an article linking a Chinese scientist to the outbreak of the fast-spreading coronavirus last week.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 5, 2019
Steve Bannon's Trump defense loses White House support as strains grow
White House officials are distancing themselves from a campaign Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has mounted to defend the president from impeachment, after tensions flared again this weekend between Bannon and Jared Kushner.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 5, 2019
Japan Post Capital fund puts money behind Tokyo-based news startup SmartNews
It's a challenging time in the digital media industry. BuzzFeed Inc. and Vice Media Inc., which defined a generation of news startups, dismissed hundreds of employees this year in cost-cutting maneuvers. But a glimmer of hope is coming from a software company in Tokyo.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 15, 2019
Italy's Matteo Salvini struggles to contain fallout from Russia funding report
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini's efforts to quell the fallout over reports his League Party was soliciting Russian financing suffered a setback when the country's prime minister contradicted his recollection of events.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 11, 2019
Italy's Matteo Salvini denies his League party took money from Russians via secret oil deal
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday denied a media report that his far-right League party had sought millions of euros from Russian investors via a secret oil deal.
Oct 3, 2017
In info void before smoke cleared in Vegas bloodbath, fake news quick to flood social media
As law enforcement and news organizations raced to piece together what happened during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history Sunday night in Las Vegas, web denizens less wedded to the truth rushed in to provide details of their own — which quickly went viral.
Japan Times
May 27, 2017
Discrimination in day care is a vexed issue
Last January, the mayor of Chiba, Toshihito Kumagai, raised eyebrows when he called for increasing the number of male staff in the city's public day care program. Tending to children is still considered a woman's job in Japan, which is why pay remains criminally low. Over the years, however, men have...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Nov 10, 2016
BuzzFeed Japan: Getting it right in the echo chamber of online news
In a world where users have access to torrents of online information, BuzzFeed Japan sees vetting and correcting stories published by other media as one of its major reasons for being.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2016
BuzzFeed brings its brand of online news to Japan
Online news source BuzzFeed has brought its blend of the novel, quirky and trivial to Japan, launching a Japanese-language service that targets a nation addicted to smartphones.
Mar 3, 2015
Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats
Twitter Inc. and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports.
Nov 19, 2014
Uber under fire after exec suggests digging up dirt on critical reporters
An executive at Uber Technologies Inc. has come under fire for saying that the mobile car-booking startup should hire a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists who are critical of the company.
Jul 14, 2013
Media outlets rethink news embargo ethics
It's said that the news never stops. But often, its timing is stage-managed.


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