Tag Archives: NHK

Media Mix, Jan. 18, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the media reaction to NHK’s New Year’s Eve song contest, “Kohaku Uta Gassen.” Part of the article discusses the Southern All Stars’ surprise appearance and the controversy that followed. I didn’t go … Continue reading

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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

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Media Mix, June 23, 2013

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about NHK’s nightly series Heart Net TV and its occasional coverage of sexual minorities. Since the show is on NHK’s education channel, its purposes are nominally didactic. Many of the problems faced by LGBT individuals … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Sept. 23, 2012

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about an NHK special that investigated where the funds approved for reconstruction of the Tohoku region are being spent. The idea that about a fourth of the ¥9 trillion given out so far … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Mar. 25, 2012

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is yet another discussion of how LGBT issues and people are covered in the media, TV in particular. My use of the American TV drama series Glee and a Japanese variety show featuring “onee … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Feb. 19, 2012

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about changing attitudes toward hospital care for terminal patients. In the column I only used the statistics I needed, but the issue is quite interesting in what it says about the government’s approach … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Oct. 2, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about coverage of the Sept. 19 antinuke demonstration in Tokyo. That the column is next to a long interview with journalist Satoshi Kamata, who talks about the same thing, is more or less … Continue reading

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