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SANKEI

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...
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
Dec 2, 2017
Japan's plan to export arms is lacking ammo
When U.S. President Donald Trump was here last month, he said Japan should be buying more military hardware from America, and seemed to believe it would. Trump's penchant for talking off-the-cuff is well-known, but Japan's reluctance to address the matter forthrightly may have more to do with the fact...
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...
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...
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...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
May 28, 2016
Shooting the messenger: journalism under siege in Japan
Journalists who refuse to toe the official line are under pressure, experts say
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 / Society
Jun 26, 2015
State Department hits bullying, 'maternity harassment' in Japan, Seoul's arrest of Sankei journalist
A U.S. government report on human rights violations addressed the issue of so-called maternity harassment in Japan on Thursday, while expressing concern about South Korea's indictment last year of a Japanese journalist over reporting on the country's president.
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
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.
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2015
No press pass yet for Sankei's new Seoul bureau chief appointed in September
A Japanese journalist sent to replace a colleague accused of defaming South Korea's president has been unable to get a press pass from Seoul since September.
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.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan