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Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jan 18, 2020
Fleeing in Japan may be more common than many think
Having fled Japan while awaiting trial for alleged financial wrongdoing, former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has probably become the most famous foreign national ever arrested in the country. For a while after his initial detention in November 2018, the media discussed Japan's so-called hostage justice system,...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 13, 2019
Government slammed for singling out 'problematic' Tokyo Shimbun reporter in warning to press club
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 16, 2017
Why do some old men age disgracefully?
It's a universal belief that life is unfair, though there are many ways in which people manifest this belief. Some withdraw from the world, while others engage with it in an attempt to correct imbalances. Sometimes this engagement takes the form of anger.
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 25, 2017
#MeToo movement confuses media in Japan
During a recent discussion on Bunka Hoso's radio talk show, "Golden Radio," about sexual misconduct in the U.S., the participants wondered if the #MeToo social media movement would catch on in Japan. "Me Too" as a movement was started more than a decade ago by American social activist Tarana Burke to...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 22, 2017
Public questions Japan's duck and cover drills
On July 7, during a public assembly in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, Shunichi Tanaka, head of Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority, was asked how his organization would respond to a North Korean missile attack. Tanaka replied that it would make more sense for North Korea to hit Tokyo with a missile than...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 17, 2017
Does Japan really need more veterinarians?
The ongoing scandal involving the private educational corporation Kake Gakuen hinges on whether or not Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indirectly pushed the Cabinet to approve a new veterinary department for Okayama University of Science, a school run by Kake, whose chairman, Kotaro Kake, is a close friend...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
May 6, 2017
Japanese tradition denies surrogacy
Most major media covered the March 22 Tokyo news conference where Sachiko Kishimoto of the nonprofit organization Oocyte Donation Network (OD-Net) explained how a woman in her 40s had recently given birth to a daughter who had been conceived using the woman's husband's sperm and an egg from a third party....
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 29, 2017
Voter apathy can threaten democracy
On April 17 the Asahi Shimbun reviewed the results of various local elections that had taken place the day before. The main story was not who got voted in or out, but whether or not anyone cared.
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...
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 22, 2014
Waiting for the death-penalty debate that never comes
The media breathlessly cover murder trials and profile suspects who face the death penalty, but once a sentence is handed down, they fall back.

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