Tag - yomiuri-shimbun



Japan Times
Aug 30, 2019
In unusual move, Japan names Yomiuri Chairman Kojiro Shiraishi ambassador to Switzerland
The government on Friday named Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman of the conservative media conglomerate Yomiuri Shimbun group, as its new ambassador to Switzerland.
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2019
Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland
The government is considering appointing Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman of media conglomerate the Yomiuri Shimbun group, as its new ambassador to Switzerland, a government source said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2018
Yomiuri Shimbun Editor-in-Chief Tsuneo Watanabe recovering from broken neck
Tsuneo Watanabe, editor-in-chief of the Yomiuri Shimbun, fell down at home and broke part of his cervical spine in mid-August, the newspaper's owner has revealed.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 19, 2018
Anonymous LDP lawmaker pressured Nagoya school board for details on lecture by Kake Gakuen whistle-blower
In an unusual move, a lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has made inquiries into a lecture at a junior high school given by the former vice education minister who accused Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of favoritism in connection with the state's approval of a rare veterinary project run by...
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2018
Mayor in Hyogo ready to apologize for telling reporter 'I'll kill you' — if the reporter says sorry first
A mayor in Hyogo Prefecture who told a reporter "I'll kill you" when he was approached after a new year ceremony said Friday he is prepared to apologize — if he gets an apology from the reporter first.
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2017
Organ donations and transplants still face obstacles in Japan
It has been 20 years since the government legalized organ transplants from brain-dead donors, and seven years since the law was revised to allow children to donate organs and families to approve organ donations of loved ones unilaterally.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2017
Shogi: A measure of artificial intelligence
Though last Sunday's Tokyo assembly elections garnered the most media attention, another contest came in a close second, even if only two people were involved. Fourteen-year-old Sota Fujii's record-setting winning streak of 29 games of shogi was finally broken on July 2 when he lost a match to 22-year-old...
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2017
Sticky bonds of the media and government
Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report critical of the Japanese government. The author, David Kaye, expressed concern over the way the media is pressured by the authorities to support their policies. The government objected to the report, saying it has never tried to sway...
Japan Times
May 20, 2017
Will there be a price to free education?
During a Lower House budget committee debate on May 8, Akira Nagatsuma of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to clarify remarks he had recently made about revising the Constitution. On May 3, which happened to be Constitution Day, Abe had delivered a message via...
Japan Times
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 / History
Aug 8, 2015
Truth hurts: censorship in the media
"Truth, it has been said, is the first casualty of war." — Philip Snowden, July 1916
Dec 5, 2014
Japan's media needs to act as a watchdog, not a lapdog
Cozy relationships between Japan's mainstream media and politicians have helped to enable much of the cronyism, irresponsible behavior and policy drift that the prime minister is supposedly trying to eradicate.
Dec 1, 2014
Yomiuri's 'sex slave' apology raises media eyebrows overseas
Overseas media reported over the weekend about an unusual apology made Friday by Japan's largest newspaper for its longtime use of the term "sex slaves" and for using "other inappropriate expressions" to refer to the "comfort women," mostly Asian women who were forced to work in Imperial Japanese brothels...
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2014
Is the Asahi a scapegoat of nationalist media or victim of own missteps?
One of the nation's leading newspapers has been in crisis mode of late — a situation that may bode ill for liberal journalism at a time when nationalism appears to be making public inroads.
Jan 11, 2014
Lt. Fukuie returns; "Yoru no Sensei" drama features teacher challenge; CM of the week: Yomiuri Shimbun
"Columbo" remains one of the most beloved American TV series in Japan and has generated dozens of local copies. One is police Lt. Fukuie, the creation of mystery writer Takahiro Okura. Fukuie is a woman whose persistence tries the patience of not only her suspects, but her colleagues as well.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 28, 2013
Tepco to sell Ginza building to Yomiuri Shimbun group
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will sell its Ginza building in Tokyo to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper group for about ¥23.56 billion.


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