Ad money makes the news world go round

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Nov 18, 2017

Ad money makes the news world go round

by Philip Brasor

In a Nov. 8 press release, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center announced that Katsuya Takasu, the most famous plastic surgeon in Japan, was no longer a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Previously, the center had been urging the AACS ...

How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Mar 25, 2017

How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

by Philip Brasor

During the recent Diet grilling over his alleged involvement in the Moritomo Gakuen land purchase scandal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused his opposition party tormentors of resorting to inshō sōsa. The most accurate English translation is probably "image manipulation," which, in the age of ...

Sankei ex-Seoul bureau chief 'relieved' to be back in Japan

National / Media Apr 15, 2015

Sankei ex-Seoul bureau chief 'relieved' to be back in Japan

The Sankei Shimbun's former Seoul bureau chief Tatsuya Kato visited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday after returning to Japan from South Korea, where he had been facing a travel ban, accused of defaming President Park Geun-hye. "I thanked (Abe) for giving me encouragement by ...