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Japan's celebrities are using social media to turn criticism on its head

National / Media | Japan Pulse Sep 1, 2018

Japan's celebrities are using social media to turn criticism on its head

by Patrick ST. Michel

Social media present a tightrope for celebrities in Japan. An increasing number of high-profile people are becoming savvy with platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, helping them to develop an online fan base. However, the internet also opens them up to criticism, and the past couple of weeks have highlighted how confusing the conversation about celebrities in Japan can get. ...

National / Crime & Legal Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released on scant evidence

Prosecutors have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. "At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment," the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office said Friday in ...

National Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released due to lack of evidence

Prosecutors say they have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. "At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment," the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office said ...