Japan's meek media kowtows to the government

Commentary | COUNTERPOINT Apr 30, 2016

Japan's meek media kowtows to the government

by Jeff Kingston

Last week I compared the Catholic Church in Boston and Japan's "nuclear village" of atomic-power advocates — two powerful institutions that stifled embarrassing revelations for some time. The Oscar-winning film "Spotlight" depicts the comeuppance of the church hierarchy after investigative reporters from The Boston ...

‘Spotlight’: a beacon for investigative journalism

Film Apr 13, 2016

‘Spotlight’: a beacon for investigative journalism

by Kaori Shoji

In 1976 the film "All the President's Men" portrayed the true story of Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward (Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford) uncovering the Watergate Scandal. It wasn't the first time in cinema that journalists took center stage, but it ...