Tag - journalism



Japan Times
Feb 26, 2021
Facebook's small sacrifice to Australia helps keep empire intact
While it's too early to declare a clear winner from the confrontation over Australia's new law, Facebook is walking away satisfied that it didn't have to cede too much ground.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2021
Japan’s media join forces in rare show of solidarity to attack Mori over sexist remarks
Domestic reporters don't pull any punches in the fallout from the former Tokyo Olympic chief's cluelessness.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2021
Facebook news goes dark in Australia as payment dispute grows
Facebook's dramatic move represents a split from Google after they joined together for years to campaign against laws aimed at forcing tech firms to pay media outlets.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2021
Life without Google: Australia is now facing the unthinkable
Potential fallout from a spat goes far beyond Australia for Google, whose dominance of global advertising has made it a target for watchdogs worldwide.
Japan Times
Jan 24, 2021
The art of 'leaking' in the Japanese government
Leaks do not have to be true — they just have to be perceived as factual by the individuals reporting them.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2021
Google should fix the news industry it broke
It's in the interest of the tech giants to help the news business develop sustainable economic models, as it might ease criticism they face for having destroyed their old business models.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2021
WikiLeaks’ Assange denied bail in London; judge says he could abscond
Assange on Monday won an attempt to stop his extradition to the United States to face 18 criminal charges of breaking an espionage law and conspiring to hack government computers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 5, 2021
U.K. court rejects extradition of 'suicide risk' Assange to U.S.
The judge at London's Old Bailey denied his lawyers' arguments that the case was political and an assault on journalism and freedom of speech.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2020
She chronicled China’s crisis. Now she is accused of spreading lies.
Woman who became a symbol of Beijing's efforts to deny its early failings in the pandemic set for first known trial of a chronicler of China's coronavirus crisis.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2020
The public and private concerns of a princess in Japan
News outlets exploit the imperial family for their own ends without ever discussing the real meaning of the imperial system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 11, 2020
Murder victim’s mother calls for better family support in Japan
While some help is offered on a prefectural basis, Fumiko Isogai, whose daughter was killed 13 years ago, wants a centralized safety net.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2020
A frank conversation is needed on euthanasia
In October, New Zealand voters approved a referendum proposal to legalize medically assisted suicide, thus joining a small group of countries and territories that allow euthanasia under specific circumstances. The proposal sprang from a lawsuit brought by a lawyer dying from a brain tumor, and while...
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2020
Taiwan shuts pro-China TV channel in battle over press freedom
Taiwan’s broadcast regulator has ordered the closure of one of the island’s most ardently pro-China cable news networks following a monthslong battle over journalistic standards and freedom of the press.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2020
Chinese journalists sought freedom in the U.S. Now they’re in limbo.
Caught in a tit-for-tat battle over the media between the two countries, the worried reporters say they help bring a nuanced view of American life back home.
Oct 28, 2020
Japanese media call for reviewing U.S. visa changes for journalists
The Japanese media join outlets in Asia and Europe in expressing concerns about the possible new visa limits.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 14, 2020
U.S. TV news networks aim for credibility, not speed, on election night
Some top U.S. television news executives see a cautionary tale in a notorious November evening two decades ago.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2020
U.S. election coverage falls flat in Japan
Japan's mainstream media might be taking their cue from the new administration of Yoshihide Suga
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2020
The media’s role in helping Suga become Japan’s prime minister
A funny thing happened between the day Shinzo Abe said he was stepping down as Japan's prime minister and the day Yoshihide Suga was elected the new president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Abe's presumptive successor. Prior to Abe's Aug. 28 announcement, his Cabinet's support rate was the...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 29, 2020
Suga pick for special adviser may reflect desire to sway media narratives
The prime minister may be hoping Meiji Kakizaki will offer a direct liaison between the Prime Minister's Office and political reporters.
Japan Times
Sep 24, 2020
China accuses foreign correspondents of meddling in Hong Kong
Beijing warned Hong Kong’s foreign correspondents to stop interfering in the city’s affairs under the guise of press freedom, piling further pressure on media organizations in the financial hub.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world