Tag - journalism



Japan Times
Nov 1, 2016
Japanese reporter detained in Iraq to be released soon, Kurdish media says
Journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, who has been detained by local authorities in Iraq while covering the battle to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, is likely to be released soon, the local Kurdish media outlet Rudaw said Tuesday.
Oct 24, 2016
Media watchdog slams Tokyo after journalist alleges U.S. military spying
The government is under fire for failing to protect press freedom following a Japan Times report by a British journalist revealing that the U.S. military has spied on him over his activities in Okinawa.
Japan Times
Oct 19, 2016
How the U.S. military spies on Okinawans and me
Documents reveal that the U.S. Marine Corps is amassing information on Okinawan anti-base protesters as well as journalists.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2016
Journalism students headed for Kyoto in cultural exchange
Journalism students from universities will have the opportunity to travel to Kyoto and report on Japan with the help of local peers under a new cultural exchange initiative launched recently.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2016
Japan's English-language print media feel the pinch
Publications struggle for relevance in a world where news is available free, to all, all the time.
Aug 23, 2016
Okinawa media union protests forcible removal of reporters
A group of labor unions for media in Okinawa Prefecture issued a statement of protest after two local newspaper reporters were forcibly removed by riot police while covering protests last week near a helipad construction site in a U.S. military training area.
Jul 2, 2016
Journalism can survive artificial intelligence
While artificial intelligence can handle rote reporting, it can't replace the human touch needed for complex analysis or heartfelt human-interest stories.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jun 14, 2016
Japan journalists who worked on Panama Papers reveal how they probed data
Three journalists who worked on the Panama Papers have been describing their work on the data, a massive leak that revealed the offshore holdings of politicians, business leaders and celebrities worldwide.
Japan Times
May 30, 2016
Photo purports to show Japanese hostage Jumpei Yasuda in Syria with sign reading 'last chance'
A new image believed to be that of freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda surfaces, depicting a bearded man holding a sign in Japanese saying 'Please help. This is the last chance.'
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2016
Hostage video of missing Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda raises fears of ransom
The video has sparked speculation of behind-the-scenes contact between his kidnappers and the government.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2016
Bunshun editor Manabu Shintani returns in a blaze of scoops
Shukan Bunshun magazine has been making headlines since late January thanks to a string of major scoops on no fewer than seven topics.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2016
Academics, TV journalists slam minister's threat against 'biased' programming, fear media self-censorship
Journalists and academics join forces to openly criticize recent remarks by communications minister Sanae Takaichi.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2016
Hiroko Kuniya's ouster deals another blow to quality journalism in Japan
Hiroko Kuniya, the widely respected anchor for NHK's stellar "Close-up Gendai" news analysis program, has been ousted from her position after 23 years with the show. She now joins a growing list of prominent news presenters and commentators who have discovered the apparent perils of not kowtowing to the government. She will remain on air in her 7:30 p.m. slot until April, so enjoy this journalistic giant among pygmies while you can.
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.
Jun 11, 2015
FCCJ appoints new board members
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, founded in 1945 and one of the world's oldest press clubs, elected its board of directors for 2015-2016 on Thursday.
May 13, 2015
U.S. will 'work tirelessly' to find journalist abducted in Syria in 2012
The United States vowed on Tuesday to "work tirelessly" to bring home missing American journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared in Syria in 2012, and appealed to his captors to free him.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2015
Cowed news media has forgotten its role
In his Tokyo Shimbun column about weekly magazines, Hiroyuki Shinoda recently lauded Shukan Asahi for accusing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of exploiting the murder of journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State group for political purposes. Shinoda points out that the magazine had been intimidated by the "bashing" its associated newspaper, the Asahi Shimbun, received last summer after the latter retracted a series of stories about the "comfort women." So he was relieved when he saw that Shukan Asahi had recovered the "true essence" of the weeklies' job, which is to make trouble for those in power.
Feb 10, 2015
Thousands sign petition for free speech amid climate of self-censorship
Journalists, academics, authors, filmmakers, musicians and members of the public put their names on an online petition supporting freedom of expression amid concern about self-censorship by media, lawmakers and society over the recent hostage crisis and the government's handling of it.
Japan Times
Feb 1, 2015
Conflict-zone scribes fear fallout from intrepid journalist's death
The tragic death of Kenji Goto highlights a dilemma that the journalism community in Japan has long struggled with: how much of a risk reporters should take on when working in dangerous conflict zones.
Nov 12, 2014
Asahi rapped for 'grave errors' in retracted Fukushima No. 1 scoop
A third-party investigation has found that senior editors at the newspaper failed to verify a story about a government interview with the late chief of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.


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