World | FOCUS Jul 14, 2013

Media outlets rethink news embargo ethics

by Paul Farhi

It's said that the news never stops. But often, its timing is stage-managed. Much of the news, particularly in Washington, is produced under an important, if obscure, agreement known as an embargo. This arrangement between newsmakers and news reporters is meant to be mutually beneficial. ...

Records offer rare glimpse into Justice leak probe

World | FOCUS May 21, 2013

Records offer rare glimpse into Justice leak probe

by Ann E. Marimow

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. They used security badge access records to track the reporter's comings and ...

World May 21, 2013

Seizure unconstitutional: AP chief

Washington AP The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department. Gary Pruitt, in his ...

Driven to shoot on the frontlines

Art Feb 14, 2013

Driven to shoot on the frontlines

by C.B. Liddell

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. "Two Photographers: Robert Capa Centennial/ Gerda Taro Retrospective" is a time-traveling trip back to the middle of ...

You read about them here first

History Jan 27, 2013

You read about them here first

by Edan Corkill

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 ...

Satoshi Kamata: Rebel spirit writ large

People | CLOSE-UP Oct 2, 2011

Satoshi Kamata: Rebel spirit writ large

by Eriko Arita

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 ...