Tag - journalism



Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 16, 2019
First human rights TV channel vows to 'give a voice to voiceless'
The world's first television channel dedicated to human rights was launched in London on Tuesday with a promise to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream media into people's living rooms.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2019
Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters
A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2019
Russia's press poses a problem for Putin
Semi-authoritarian regimes don't fully control the people's behavior and Russia's media is stirring more anger than outsiders may expect.
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2018
Myanmar court set to hear appeal in case of jailed Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo
A Myanmar court is on Monday due to hear an argument in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act.
Nov 21, 2018
Police harassment of Chinese environmental reporter sparks anger and apology
A Chinese environmental journalist's account of police harassment while reporting on a chemical spill has sparked widespread condemnation online and an apology from the police.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 18, 2018
Malta police identify suspected masterminds in murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia: report
Investigators have identified a group of at least three Maltese nationals who they believe masterminded the killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia 13 months ago, The Sunday Times of Malta reported on Sunday.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2018
Freed journalist Jumpei Yasuda describes 'huge' facility where he was held hostage
Jumpei Yasuda, a journalist who returned to Japan last week after more than three years of captivity in Syria, on Monday gave further details of his time as a hostage, including how he believes another foreigner was also being held at the facility.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2018
Japan's foreign press club to return to Tokyo's Marunouchi district
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan will relocate on Oct. 29 to Tokyo's Marunouchi business district, where former war correspondents and photographers established the club following World War II.
Japan Times
Oct 6, 2018
Hong Kong press freedom in question as Financial Times journalist denied visa
Hong Kong has refused to renew a work visa for the Asia news editor of the Financial Times, who is also an official of the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), a decision that has shocked many in the financial hub's international community.
Sep 22, 2018
Trump is just a symptom of America's illness
Trump isn't a root cause of American crisis. He is a symptom of pre-existing conditions.
Sep 7, 2018
A 'sad day for Myanmar'
Myanmar's persecution of two Reuters reporters, sentencing them to seven years behind bars, is shameful. The silence of the world's governments is equally shameful.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2018
Can U.S. media stand up for press freedom?
Donald Trump's Twitter onslaught is in danger of drowning press freedom.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 7, 2018
Internal affairs minister Seiko Noda to return part of her salary over leak to reporters
Noda, a potential Abe rival in the LDP's September leadership election, said she u2018undermined trust in the government' in leaking information to the press.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 18, 2018
Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story, jailed journalist tells court
A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centered on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining.
Jul 14, 2018
The 'thin gray line': Media stifles libel stories
All too often major media outlets shield one another from public scrutiny and accountability.
Jun 2, 2018
'Fake news' laws are a fake solution
In the waning days of Malaysia's recent election campaign, then-opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad was investigated under the country's anti-fake news law.
Japan Times
May 19, 2018
Hideo Yokoyama's 'Seventeen': A plane crash, a newsroom, an all-engrossing thriller
Based on the author's own experiences as an investigative reporter at a local paper in Gunma Prefecture, 'Seventeen' uses the 1985 crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 as the catalyst for a gripping newsroom drama.
Apr 21, 2018
Refusing to give up on a stereotype
'Are you a university student?'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Mar 4, 2018
Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan
The news business in Japan has long been notoriously labor-intensive. Reporters assigned to the crime and disaster beats have largely relied on briefings from police officers or firefighters for their initial reports.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2018
Journalist murders are a major EU problem
Clearly not all European Union members are enforcing the bloc's stated values.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan