Tag - journalism



A monitor displays a news report about the death of Johnny Kitagawa in July 2019.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 30, 2023
Media respond to report on sexual abuse at Johnny and Associates
The committee said Japan's mainstream media chose to ignore Kitagawa’s sexual abuse in order to maintain access to Johnny & Associates' talent pool.
X is planning to remove the headline and text while retaining just the lead image from links to news articles shared on the platform, Elon Musk has said.
Aug 23, 2023
X plans to remove headlines from links to news articles
It is not immediately clear how the move will impact advertisers on the platform, which Musk claimed in July had 540 million monthly users.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Associated Press and OpenAI partner to explore generative AI use in news
The news publisher's trove of stories will help provide the massive amounts of data needed to train AI systems such as ChatGPT.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2023
A top U.K. newspaper explores its ties to slavery — and Britain’s
The Guardian’s 'Cotton Capital” series provoked glee among the paper’s ideological opponents, and had its share of critics too.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2023
China took her husband. She was left to uncover his secret cause.
Whether her husband was Program Think is virtually impossible to confirm. He was, however, proudly nonconformist — refusing to use social media or buy new clothes — and intensely private.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2023
Japanese journalist denied entry into Hong Kong
Freelance journalist Yoshiaki Ogawa, known for his Hong Kong coverage, had attempted to enter the city on Thursday evening.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 29, 2023
Family suicide likely to have been proposed by Ichikawa Ennosuke
Before discussing the suicide, Ennosuke is believed to have learned on May 17 that a harassment scandal involving him would be reported by a weekly magazine.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2023
Blinken’s visit to China was neither a success nor a failure
The Japanese media are divided in their assessment over the success of the U.S. secretary of state's trip to Beijing for talks to better relations.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2023
Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, dies at 92
Deeply disturbed by the accounting of American deceit in Vietnam, he approached The New York Times. The disclosures that followed rocked the nation.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2023
China orders last Indian journalist in country to leave
The departure of a Press Trust of India reporter this month will wipe India’s media presence from the world’s second-largest economy at a moment of deteriorating ties.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2023
Their reports about a woman’s death set off a revolt. Iran put them on trial.
Two female journalists covered some of the first reports of the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody, which ignited nationwide protests against Iran’s clerical rulers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Jun 10, 2023
58% of Japan's illustrators and writers fearful of losing their jobs to AI
Japan's creatives say something must be done before AI wipes out their jobs for good.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2023
In rare victory for media, Hong Kong court overturns conviction of journalist
A court ruled that “substantial and grave injustice” was done to Choy Yuk-ling, an investigative journalist who also goes by the name Bao Choy.
Japan Times
May 21, 2023
Zelenskyy schedules a news conference, and a reporter’s day is turned upside down
A Japan Times reporter was supposed to help write a story on a trilateral meeting between Japan, the U.S. and South Korea. But the Ukrainian president's schedule changed everything.
Japan Times
May 18, 2023
How Japanese media companies enabled Johnny’s abuse
The power dynamics of Japan's entertainment and media industries ultimately meant that accusations of sexual abuse were not investigated.
Japan Times
May 16, 2023
Foreign media spotlight brought Johnny’s sexual abuse claims to the fore
With abuse accusations circulating for decades, reports by overseas media outlets ultimately cleared the way for coverage in the mainstream domestic press.
Japan Times
May 12, 2023
Japan takes issue with Time's headline for Kishida interview
The Foreign Ministry has said that it did not accurately convey his remarks about the country's defense policy.
Japan Times
May 9, 2023
GPTZero app seeks to thwart AI plagiarism in schools and online media
An entrepreneur is pursuing technology to make it easier to distinguish between text written by people and that composed by a machine.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2023
Why Russian TV isn’t Tucker Carlson’s dream job
The Russian propaganda apparatus has long treated ex-Fox host Tucker Carlson — used him — as one of its own. The collateral damage he has inflicted on Ukraine is both real and insidious.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2023
Slain Japanese journalist's last Myanmar images shared 15 years after death
Kenji Nagai was shot when the military opened fire on protesters. Myanmar authorities said he was shot accidentally.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on