Tag - newspapers



Masayuki Fukasawa (left), chief editor of Diario Brasil Nippou, and Kimiko Aso, of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, in Sao Paulo in April
JAPAN / Society
May 1, 2024
Brazil's last Japanese-language newspaper innovates to stay in print
Behind the difficulties facing Diario Brasil Nippou is declining numbers of subscribers, but the daily hopes to stay afloat by stressing its cultural role.
The New York Times headquarters in New York. The New York Times has sued Microsoft and OpenAI for using its content to help develop artificial intelligence services, in a sign of the increasingly fraught relationship between the media and a technology that could upend the news industry.
Dec 28, 2023
NYT sues Microsoft and OpenAI for copyright infringement
While OpenAI has been sued by prominent authors, the suit is the first challenge to its practices by a major media organization.
Rupert Murdoch in his office in New York in 2007. Murdoch's decision to step down from the boards of News Corp. and Fox Corp. marks the end of a decadeslong media career.
Sep 25, 2023
Rupert Murdoch, the last of the press barons
No living person has influenced the media landscape like Rupert Murdoch. Should we view his career in a favorable light, or is his legacy one of darkness?
Lachlan Murdoch, the elder son of Rupert Murdoch, solidified his rise to the top on Thursday, when his father announced that he would retire from the boards of Fox Corporation and News Corporation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 22, 2023
Rupert Murdoch leaves media empire to son Lachlan
Murdoch’s decision to step aside is unlikely to take Fox and News Corp in new directions right away.
A growing array of media companies say they are blocking OpenAI's webpage-scanning tool.
Aug 31, 2023
Fearing digital 'pillaging,' news outlets block OpenAI web bot
The New York Times, CNN, Australian broadcaster ABC and news agencies Reuters and Bloomberg have taken steps to thwart the GPTBot web crawler.
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
Jun 3, 2023
Japan Times 1923: This may be a true story, but again, it mayn’t
Some mysterious behavior from a jar of ashes 100 years ago makes the front page of The Japan Times. Then, 25 years ago, a conference believes newsprint will win out over the internet.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2023
Off the record should mean off the record
An off-the-record remark may have take down a high-level Japanese bureaucrat. Such actions by journalists will only hurt journalism.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2023
U.S. media rocked by layoffs amid economic gloom
From CNN to the Washington Post, U.S. media are facing tough times, as a series of outlets have announced layoffs this winter amid fears of an economic downturn.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2023
Japan's myopic coverage of the Kishida-Biden summit
The foreign press provide more comprehensive reporting on the Kishida-Biden summit compared to Japan's own media outlets with their focus on domestic politics.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2022
Japan Times 1997: Japan shocked by news of Princess Diana's death
Twenty-five years ago, news of Princess Diana's death spread to Japan. Comparisons are drawn to media coverage of the Japanese royal family, and editors explain what made her popular here.
Japan Times
Oct 31, 2021
A $2 billion Japanese startup aims to fix polarized news via an algorithm
SmartNews, which uses an algorithm to provide what it says is an unbiased, nonpartisan mix of information, is one of Japan's most valuable startups.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 17, 2021
Google launches News Showcase service in Japan, will pay fees to 40 publishers
While Google generates massive search advertising revenue, newspaper publishers have struggled due to declines in print circulation and ad revenues in both their print and online offerings.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2021
What else has Hong Kong lost, readers ask, as a paper is silenced
To many, Apple Daily was a symbol of the civil liberties that have been lost as Beijing has tightened its grip over the city.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2021
Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily signs off in 'painful farewell'
The closure of the popular tabloid marks the end of an era for media freedom in the Chinese-ruled city.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2021
Google and Facebook pledged millions for local news. Was it enough?
Critics say the funding does not nearly compensate for the tens of billions of dollars publishers lost as the tech companies gobbled up the digital advertising market.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2021
The damage done by a lengthy appeals process
The media has no problem reprimanding the government when it loses a court case, but news outlets seldom talk about how the judicial system can drag things on.
Japan Times
May 8, 2021
Them's fightin' words: How militaristic vocabulary works its way into Olympics coverage
Militaristic language has made its way into headlines about the Olympics, but that may say more about Japan's news media than the actual situation.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2021
Is the IOC putting a torch to ‘freedom of speech’?
Press outlets that are not affiliated with the Summer Games are calling foul on a number of directives issued by Olympics bodies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 10, 2021
'News by and for disaster victims': Fukushima reporters look back on 3/11
As reporters from across the world flocked to Japan, it was local journalists who were the first to arrive at the scene of the disaster and the last to leave.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?