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JOURNALISM

Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2018
Japan lags in fact-checking initiatives, media watchers say
Japan lags behind other countries in fact-checking initiatives and still has low awareness of their importance, according to FactCheck Initiative Japan (FIJ), a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization that encourages fact-verifying activities.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 23, 2018
Myanmar police sought secrets act probe of Reuters reporters an hour after their arrest
Myanmar police sought permission from the nation's president to go ahead with an investigation into whether two Reuters journalists had breached the Official Secrets Act only an hour after arresting them last month, a Yangon court heard on Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 21, 2018
Today's newspapers wouldn't publish the Pentagon Papers
Speaking truth to power is becoming a lost art as corporate interests gain control of editorial content.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jan 20, 2018
Journalism tied to those in power must be checked
"If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking."
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 26, 2017
Myanmar police to free journalists in drone case
Myanmar police said on Tuesday they would drop pending charges against two journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster, their interpreter and driver, who were jailed in November for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 6, 2017
'Paradise Papers' leak links Hatoyama to Bermuda firm and U.S. commerce chief to Putin biz benefits
A new leak of financial documents that follows the so-called Panama Papers has uncovered business ties between U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Russia, as well as alleged tax evasion by an aide to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 1, 2017
Fake news isn't the only way to skew perceptions
Biased news, which may delivered even by traditional news organizations, can be very damaging, not least for political leaders.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 22, 2017
Our dangerous, idiotic national conversation
Cheap speech is reducing the relevance of political parties and newspapers as intermediaries between candidates and voters, which empowers demagogues.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2017
Asia Press, freelance journalists' group, marks 30th birthday
Marking the 30th anniversary of its founding, a group of freelance journalists shared its news gathering experiences at a symposium in Tokyo on Saturday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 9, 2017
False claims and false flag stories
Nowadays, Russian, media outlets are more trustworthy than their Western counterparts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 5, 2017
Mexico's most dangerous profession
The country's crime reporters face a grim choice: dishonesty or death.
COMMENTARY / World
May 22, 2017
Newspapers thrive, in India
While print media struggles to survive elsewhere, India's rising literacy rate is keeping its dailies firmly in the black.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
May 6, 2017
'Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan': Persuasive and important but incomplete
May 3 marks the United Nations' World Press Freedom Day, an annual reminder of the necessity of unfettered media in the maintenance of healthy societies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 19, 2017
Tokyo court dismisses lawsuit of war photographer Japan prevented from flying to Syria
The Tokyo District Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a freelance photographer seeking the quashing of a government order preventing him from traveling to war-torn Syria to work.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Mar 31, 2017
Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news
About three years ago, Makoto Watanabe, then an investigative reporter at The Asahi Shimbun newspaper, had a "hunch," based on his experience covering the pharmaceutical industry, that an advertising agency might be paying a major news organization to write stories about certain drugs to promote companies...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Mar 18, 2017
The Japan tabloid guide to health and happiness
An alien first encountering Japan's weekly tabloid magazines might conclude he has come to Earth in a nation of inquisitive hypochondriacs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Mar 11, 2017
2017 looks more like '1984' than 1984 ever did
Goerge Orwell's '1984' is a fitting best-seller for 2017, a year of 'post-truth,' 'fake news' and 'alternative facts.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 27, 2017
Why Donald Trump loves to hate the media
Trump can't be a unifying figure when he's having so much fun being divider in chief.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 15, 2017
Historical truths can take decades to unearth
Journalist Eidai Hayashi is battling cancer. At 83 years old, he can barely keep hold of his fountain pen, since the pain has spread to every part of his body.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Feb 11, 2017
'Into a Black Sun: Vietnam 1964-65': Takeshi Kaiko turns his reporting experience into fiction
Journalist Takeshi Kaiko covered the Vietnam War for the Asahi Shimbun, later fictionalizing his experiences in this novel about a Japanese journalist in Saigon and the Vietnamese jungle.

Longform

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