Tag Archives: Asahi Shimbun

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

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Media Mix, Jan. 27, 2013

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about oidashi beya, a relatively new method of personnel rationalization where redundant employees are assigned to sections that give them nothing to do. The term was made popular in a feature by the Asahi Shimbun, … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Apr. 8, 2012

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the mainstream media’s general support for the government’s plan to double the consumption tax. I should point out that while this support is editorially pervasive it is not complete. The article I … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Jan. 16, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about Asahi Shimbun’s series “Kozoku no Kuni.” Toward the end of the column I mentioned how the series mainly talked about men, and how the “lonely nation” seemed to be about them. This … Continue reading

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The end

Seems like a good idea to start with an ending. Yesterday I signed off on my last movie reviews for the Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune, for which I’d written since 1996. This, in fact, is the second time I’ve been … Continue reading

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