Category Archives: Media

Media Mix, Nov. 23, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about that fourth-year university student whose informal employment agreement to be an announcer for Nippon TV was cancelled by the broadcaster when it found out she used to work part-time as a bar hostess. Though … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Media Mix, Oct. 19, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the rise of “black baito” and how the mass media decides which companies to out by name. Yuri Takano is cited at the end of the column as a corporate leader who has exposed … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Media Mix, Oct. 12, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about the new idol group, The Margarines, and how the media conditions adolescent girls’ self-image. My main criticism has less to do with the overt sexual meaning of the group than with the less obvious … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Media Mix, Aug. 31, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the media’s reaction to Asahi Shimbun’s retraction of its comfort women reporting in the 1980s and 90s. Though I point out how right-leaning publications have used the retraction to their own advantage and offer … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Media Mix, Aug. 24, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about Hirofumi Watanabe, the convicted extortionist who has enjoyed an unusually high degree of exposure thanks to Tsukuru magazine. Though the nature of that exposure has been problematic, it’s also been interesting in the way … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Media Mix, July 27, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about the arrest of artist Rokudenashiko. For the column I spoke to American filmmaker Anna Margarita Albelo, who was in Tokyo to screen her movie, Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?, at the Tokyo International Lesbian … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Media Mix, July 20, 2014

Here is this week’s Media Mix, mainly about Friday magazine’s “scoop” of what went down at NHK following an exclusive live interview with LDP Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on “Closeup Gendai,” but also about the mainstream media’s tepid coverage … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment