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SANKEI SHIMBUN

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 13, 2020
Prosecutor gambling scandal lifts veil on press access in Japan
Will the incident prompt any major media outlet to change its ways when socializing with sources?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 28, 2020
Winning the media battle against COVID-19
On March 12, the Sankei Shimbun ran an editorial urging the media to refrain from criticizing the government for its handling of the coronavirus emergency. The Sankei Shimbun was elaborating on a complaint made by former TV announcer Yoshiko Sakurai that the press was not properly instilling in the public a sense of solidarity in overcoming the crisis. Finding fault with authorities is "acceptable" when things are normal, said the newspaper, but during an emergency focusing on "Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe's political beliefs and trivializ(ing) his response to the national crisis" is not.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2018
Tokyo protests Beijing's exclusion of Sankei Shimbun reporter from covering diplomatic meeting
The ban runs counter to Japan's support for “basic human rights, including freedom of expression, and the rule of law,” the government's top spokesman said.
JAPAN
Jun 29, 2018
Chinese Embassy in Tokyo issues protest to Japan daily Sankei newspaper over interview with Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu
The Chinese Embassy in Japan protested to a Japanese newspaper Thursday for running a story that it said advocates Taiwanese independence, a move that Taiwan's Foreign Ministry rapped as "totally unacceptable."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 7, 2018
In Japan no one wants to talk about sex education
The English 'penis' — which rhymes with 'Venice' in katakana — is the preferred technical term when discussing male genitalia in Japan, but even that seems to be taboo in broadcast situations.
JAPAN / Media
Feb 8, 2018
Sankei Shimbun retracts unverified story of rescue by U.S. Marine in Okinawa
The Sankei Shimbun has retracted a story it published last year about a U.S. Marine saving a person involved in a car crash in Okinawa, saying in its Thursday edition that it could not confirm that the events took place.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 18, 2017
Ad money makes the news world go round
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 to expel Takasu because of his public praise for Nazism and statements that "deny the Holocaust and the Nanjing Massacre."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Sep 23, 2017
Political protest or textbook harassment?
In 1979, The New Yorker ran a very long article by Frances FitzGerald about American history textbooks and how they had changed over the years. She said that the framing of history depends on who is writing it and, more importantly, who is supporting that writing. Publishers present history in such a way as to make their product more palatable to a very general audience. As a result certain aspects of history are lost or distorted. During the early years of the Cold War, for instance, America's motives for past military adventures were invariably justified in contemporary textbooks, whereas after the combative 1960s those motives were questioned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 25, 2017
How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill
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 fake news, sounds like a term that should be in heavier circulation. Tokyo Shimbun has already flung it back at Abe in its reporting of the anti-conspiracy bill that was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 3, 2016
Battles over history, the media and the message scar 2015
A rundown of the top 10 human rights issues of the past year as they affected non-Japanese residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2015
Sankei journalist Tatsuya Kato acquitted of defaming South Korean leader
The Seoul Central District Court cleared Kato in a case that raised new questions about media freedom.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2015
South Korean prosecutors seek 18 months in jail for Sankei Shimbun journalist
Prosecutors on Monday sought an 18-month prison term for a Japanese journalist on charges of defaming President Park Geun-hye in an article he wrote in August 2014.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 8, 2015
Sankei case reason for deleted references on S. Korea in Diplomatic Bluebook
The Foreign Ministry erased the description that South Korea shares "fundamental values" with Japan from this year's diplomatic policy report to criticize its prosecution of a Sankei Shimbun journalist, according to a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2015
Outrage grows over Sono 'apartheid' column
Public outrage over what is widely seen as a pro-apartheid column penned by conservative author Ayako Sono shows no sign of abating more than a week after its publication.
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2015
South African ambassador slams Sankei op-ed by Sono praising apartheid
South African's ambassador sends a protest letter after a prominent author praises apartheid and suggests it could be a model for Japan's immigration policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2015
Author Sono calls for racial segregation in op-ed piece
A prominent author and former government adviser calls for Japan to adopt a system to force immigrants to live separately from Japanese in zones based on race.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2014
Conservative Abe's secrecy law doesn't hold a candle to Seoul's press suppression
For people concerned with the weakening of press freedoms under the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, its criticism of Asahi Shimbun and the new state secrets law, there should still be a sense of relief that media suppression in Japan has not quite reached the levels now being seen in South Korea.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2014
Lawmaker in South Korea slams Sankei reporter's indictment as 'shameful'
A veteran South Korean opposition lawmaker slammed prosecutors there on Tuesday for indicting a Japanese reporter who allegedly defamed President Park Geun-hye by repeating innuendo about her actions in the hours following the deadly Sewol ferry sinking.
EDITORIALS
Oct 12, 2014
Freedom of the press in South Korea
Criminal action taken by Seoul prosecutors against a Japanese journalist for questioning the whereabouts of President Park Geun-hye on the day in August when a South Korean passenger ferry sank raises serious questions about South Korea's commitment to freedom of the press.

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