Category Archives: Media

Media Mix, Feb. 7, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the Imperial couple’s visit to the Philippines and what it was intended to convey to their fellow Japanese. As pointed out, Japanese people under a certain age probably know nothing about the Battle of … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Jan. 24, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the recent tabloid coverage of Becky and SMAP. The headline chosen by JT is perhaps misleading in that it conflates the two “scandals” along the same lines, but if you read the column you … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Jan. 10, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about the recent Supreme Court decision on separate names and its potential effect on the legalization of same-sex marriages. In the column I pointed out that the majority of the judges on the court ruled … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Dec. 6, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization’s complaint against the government for censuring NHK over some staged content on one of its news shows. In the column I imply that NHK tends to toe … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Nov. 22, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about divisions within the nominal Japanese left wing regarding whether or not to revise the Constitution with regard to Article 9, which currently prevents Japan from taking up arms. As everyone knows, Japan has taken … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Nov. 8, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the press’s role in the phenomenon of enzai, or “false accusations” and the resulting convictions and punishment of people for crimes they didn’t commit. The focus of the column is on prosecutors who use … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Nov. 1, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about continuing media coverage of the health situation, especially regarding children, in the irradiated areas of Fukushima Prefecture. As stated in the column, the authorities, a term that represents the government but also includes the … Continue reading

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