National Nov 17, 2017

Japan to scrutinize U.N. recommendation on 'comfort women'

The government said Friday it will look closely at a U.N. body's recommendation urging Japan to apologize and pay compensation to "comfort women" who were forced to work in World War II military brothels. The issue was included in a total of 218 non-legally binding ...

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

World / Politics Feb 25, 2017

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from a briefing at the White House on Friday. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were not allowed into the session in ...

National Aug 23, 2016

Okinawa media union protests forcible removal of reporters

A group of labor unions for media in Okinawa Prefecture issued a statement of protest after two local newspaper reporters were forcibly removed by riot police while covering protests last week near a helipad construction site in a U.S. military training area. The act is ...

On the money: Hitting TV where it hurts

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 23, 2016

On the money: Hitting TV where it hurts

by Philip Brasor

Earlier this month, the Association of Television Viewers Who Demand Compliance With the Broadcast Law announced that it may launch a "national campaign" targeting TBS, which it accuses of biased news reporting. Should the broadcaster fail to address the accusation, the association will ask ...