Sticky bonds of the media and government

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jun 24, 2017

Sticky bonds of the media and government

by Philip Brasor

Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report critical of the Japanese government. The author, David Kaye, expressed concern over the way the media is pressured by the authorities to support their policies. The government objected to the report, saying it ...

Does Japan really need more veterinarians?

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jun 17, 2017

Does Japan really need more veterinarians?

by Philip Brasor

The ongoing scandal involving the private educational corporation Kake Gakuen hinges on whether or not Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indirectly pushed the Cabinet to approve a new veterinary department for Okayama University of Science, a school run by Kake, whose chairman, Kotaro Kake, is ...