Tag - journalism



Oct 21, 2014
You say proto-this, I say post-that, let's call the whole thing 'skronk'
A famous quote of mysterious provenance (most likely the American actor and singer Martin Mull) has it that, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," and anyone who has ever tried to write about music will know that language can be an inadequate tool.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2014
Hosei students prepare to publish their own English-language newspaper
A joint project between The Japan Times and Hosei University in Tokyo is helping students learn reporting skills for an English-language publication.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Sep 17, 2014
No use fighting the tide of online journalism, experts say
Major news organizations in Japan have been somewhat insulated from the seismic shift taking place in online journalism around the world. Helped by their still strong, if waning, presence in print, Japan's five national newspaper companies, each boasting millions of copies in daily circulation, have been slow to adapt to the digital age.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2014
Asahi Shimbun struggles with credibility amid retractions
Self-inflicted wounds to the 135-year-old liberal media flagship may create a tailwind for conservatives who want to recast Japan's wartime past in a less apologetic tone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Sep 17, 2014
Der Spiegel magazine finds print and digital mix that works
With newspaper readership on the decline worldwide as the industry faces the print-to-digital transition, a German approach may serve as a reference for Japanese media seeking new tactics to attract customers.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2014
The murky call on a hardball interview with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga
The tabloid press plays fast and loose with the truth, so anyone who gobbled up last week's NHK story in the weekly Friday should have added a dash of salt. An unnamed employee told Friday that the prime minister's office demanded the public broadcaster apologize for questions asked in its interview with Liberal Democratic Party Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on the nightly in-depth news show "Closeup Gendai." Friday said the incident reinforces the view that under its new chairman, Katsuto Momii, NHK is beholden to the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, since the prime minister's office got its apology as well as a pledge to root out the person responsible for the faux pas.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2014
Lucy Birmingham: 'Don't give up on your dream no matter how many people tell you it's wrong'
'The world can learn a lot from the Japanese about how to get up and start over again despite unimagineable tragedy.'
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2014
Independent NHK chained to Diet leash
NHK, which is often compared with the BBC in the U.K., has been a focus of public attention and intense criticism in recent weeks. Many people are taking a closer look at the public broadcaster, including its history and whether it has been politically influenced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's right-leaning administration.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2013
FCCJ slams 'vague' state secrets bill as direct threat to journalists
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan plans to lodge an official protest with the ruling LDP on Monday over a bill to protect state secrets.
Oct 20, 2013
'People are basically good,' says philanthropist
Born: Pierre Omidyar was born in 1967 in Paris to Iranian immigrants. He moved to Washington at the age of 6 and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1988.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2013
The face of journalism's savior?
By the time Pierre Omidyar was 31, he was, in his own words, not just regular rich but "ridiculous rich." With enough money to make an impact in pretty much any sphere he chooses, the eBay billionaire last week made a splash in an area that is increasingly attracting the attention of tech titans: news.
Aug 13, 2013
The scoop on print media tragedies
The effect of the digital revolution is uneven. While China seems to launch newspapers almost weekly, in the U.S. they seem to be folding or changing ownership.
Aug 13, 2013
Can Bezos provide what good journalism needs?
A veteran journalist never imagined that American newspaper reporters and editors would become the economically threatened steelworkers of the 21st century.
Jul 14, 2013
Media outlets rethink news embargo ethics
It's said that the news never stops. But often, its timing is stage-managed.
Japan Times
May 21, 2013
Records offer rare glimpse into Justice leak probe
When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.
May 21, 2013
Seizure unconstitutional: AP chief
Washington AP
WORLD / Politics
May 17, 2013
Tensions between Obama administration, news media reach boiling point
It was an article of faith among conservatives before Sen. Barack Obama became president, and has persisted through his re-election: America's first black president and the supposedly liberal mainstream media enjoy a veritable love fest.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2013
Driven to shoot on the frontlines
The camera never lies — or does it? The double-barreled exhibition now on at the Yokohama Museum of Art suggests that it doesn't always tell the truth either.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jan 27, 2013
You read about them here first
Ever since 1897 The Japan Times has reported daily in English on people, places and goings-on in and beyond this country. During those 116 years, our articles have often included information that never made it into the Japanese-language press — as in 1934, when the Society Page carried an interview with a German journalist named Richard Sorge — a full seven years before he made headlines having been exposed as a Soviet spy; or the routine report we ran on a young woman's victory in a small tennis tournament in 1955 — some four years before she became the new Crown Princess (now Empress) Michiko.
Japan Times
Oct 2, 2011
Satoshi Kamata: Rebel spirit writ large
Monday, Sept. 19, was Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. But on that sweltering national holiday, it wasn't the heat that that drew tens of thousands of people to Meiji Park in central Tokyo, but their concerns for all the nation's citizens, and others, who may face a threat from nuclear power.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?