Tag - plagiarism



Japan Times
Apr 4, 2018
Goldfish-filled phone booth to be removed from Nara shopping street after accusations of plagiarism
An art installation featuring a telephone booth filled with water and dozens of goldfish will be removed from a spot in front of a coffee shop in Nara Prefecture after the work was said to be plagiarized, the local body managing the property said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2016
Japan's Democratic Party reveals new logo to cries of plagiarism and indecency
The main opposition Democratic Party on Thursday unveiled what it calls a “vibrant” new logo that was then assailed by renewed claims of plagiarism and cries of obscenity.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2016
IOC, Tokyo 2020 organizers confirm Belgian designer's Olympics logo suit withdrawn
The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Games jointly confirmed in a statement Monday that Belgian designer Olivier Debie has dropped his plagiarism lawsuit filed in August over an Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2015
Online community offers up Olympic logo ideas
As the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee decided to scrap the official emblem design for the 2020 Games and launch a new competition to find another design, Japan's online community has been actively discussing what might be suitable alternatives.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2015
Tokyo Olympics logo designer faces fresh plagiarism claim from U.S. artist
Another work by Tokyo Olympics logo designer Kenjiro Sano is generating concern about plagiarism, this time in the United States, with an American artist saying he is considering legal action.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2015
Suntory pulls promotional bags bearing designs by embattled Tokyo Olympics logo designer
Allegations of plagiarism surrounding Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo designer Kenjiro Sano took a new twist on Thursday as Suntory Beer Ltd. announced it will retract a range of products bearing his designs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 7, 2015
Japan experts play down Olympic logo row, as Belgian designer flags legal action against IOC
Although the controversy over the official emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics is heating up, experts say it won't turn out to be such a big issue after all.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2015
Tokyo Olympics emblem said to look similar to Belgian theater logo
A Belgium-based designer has expressed surprise on social media that the emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games unveiled last week closely resembles the logo for a theater in Liege, eastern Belgium, that his studio crafted.
Mar 18, 2015
Sankei disciplines staff over apparent plagiarism after blogger complains
The Sankei Shimbun has punished a writer and disciplined two supervisors for running an article on its news website in January containing phrases that were almost identical to those that previously appeared on a private blog.
Oct 20, 2014
Do some citations rank academic stupidity?
The admonition "cite your sources" rings in the ear of every slapdash undergraduate and corner-cutting postdoc. But have we taken the emphasis on citation so far that we've ended up ranking academic stupidity?
Apr 17, 2014
Riken affair boosts orders for anti-plagiarism software
Universities are purchasing software systems that help detect plagiarism in academic papers as the "STAP cell" flap threatens the credibility of scientists at Riken.
Apr 14, 2014
Internet raises misconduct risk
The road to glory for a scientific pioneer leads to temptations to plagiarize background info and must pass through a panel of "referees" who may be inclined to judge a research paper by the name of the author rather than its contents.


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