Tag - newspapers



Japan Times
Mar 8, 2014
Media complicit in normalizing xenophobia
Since Japanese reporters are averse to characterizing domestic right-wing positions as being extreme, those positions come across as being normal, even sensible.
Feb 12, 2014
Okinawa papers tie Kennedy's Taiji dolphin hunt tweet to Futenma move
Two major Okinawan newspapers have urged U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to acknowledge local opposition to the relocation of a U.S. base, as well as the threat the move poses to endangered dugongs, following her recent statement expressing concern for the welfare of dolphins.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2014
Slippery slope to Yasukuni, Nago oiled by lucre
As with the Yasukuni story, most of the commentary on Okinawa base relocation deal focused on its contentious nature, but also like the Yasukuni story, the main impetus behind the actions reported was economic.
Japan Times
Oct 7, 2013
Growing Community: the JT's most talked-about section is about to get larger
From Oct. 17, the Community section in the Japan Times print edition will be expanding to four days a week. Here's a taste of what to expect.
Aug 14, 2013
We lose serendipity if Bezos personalizes news
Whatever the emerging form of newspapers, it is crucial that they continue to provide readers with all sorts of stories, ideas and opinions that readers didn't select.
Aug 13, 2013
The scoop on print media tragedies
The effect of the digital revolution is uneven. While China seems to launch newspapers almost weekly, in the U.S. they seem to be folding or changing ownership.
Aug 13, 2013
Can Bezos provide what good journalism needs?
A veteran journalist never imagined that American newspaper reporters and editors would become the economically threatened steelworkers of the 21st century.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Aug 7, 2013
Can Amazon's Bezos save the newspaper business?
Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post promises not just an ownership change for the 135-year-old institution but a potential transformation of the fusty mechanics of the newspaper business.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2013
Grahams shepherded Post through tumultuous eight decades
It began with a bankruptcy sale in 1933, when a Republican businessman and presidential confidant reinvented himself as a newspaper publisher in the nation's capital. It ended with an announcement that his descendants had sold the newspaper to an Internet wizard who lives in the Washington on the other side of the country.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2013
Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans
The Graham family's decision to sell The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos underscores the re-emergence of wealthy individuals at the helm of major metro dailies as newspapers seek a refuge from the battering they have experienced on Wall Street.
Jul 3, 2013
U.K. paper punches way above its weight
For a newspaper that's small and underweight even by British standards, The Guardian has a knack for making some big noises, both in its home market and across the pond.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2013
Iwate daily prints extra edition to mark disaster anniversary
A daily newspaper in Iwate Prefecture on Monday issued extra editions in Tokyo and elsewhere to express appreciation for nationwide relief efforts and to report on the progress being made on reconstruction.
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2011
Are digital newspaper subscriptions worth it?
Japanese newspapers still have cold feet when it comes to embracing their digital editions.
Oct 9, 2005
Nine numbers and 81 squares
Human beings are a famously diverse lot. We come in different colors and sizes, speak a Babel of tongues, worship a pantheon of gods or no god at all, eat our foods bland or spicy, vote or not, and are sorely divided over the value of poetry. But those distinctions pale compared to the big one: the gulf between those who enjoy parlor games and puzzles and those whose eyes glaze over at the very thought of such abstract mental diversions. If the talk of the day is to be believed, there are more of the former than the latter, and they are currently all buzzing around a single big honeypot: sudoku.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?