Tag Archives: Shinzō Abe

Media Mix, Dec. 28, 2014

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about the media coverage of the recent general election and the prime minister’s often testy relationship with the press. One aspect of this matter that I didn’t mention in the article is Shinzo Abe’s use … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Aug. 4, 2013

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the LDP’s lack of a popular mandate despite its overwhelming victory in the recent Upper House election. Regardless of the numbers—whether we’re talking ballots counted or voter turnout—the tone of the campaigns … Continue reading

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The “placard” video

 I heard about this video last week, when it had only received about 400 hits. Then Tokyo Shimbun ran an article about it and the number of views went up considerably. At the time of this writing the number of … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Apr. 7, 2013

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the current administration’s attitude toward the constitution as demonstrated by its handling of the vote disparity issue. This attitude might have met with more criticism from the media if the judiciary were … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Dec. 23, 2012

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the Liberal Democratic Party’s pledge to boost economic activity with more public works projects. Because returning prime minister Shinzo Abe is qualifying this regressive strategy in terms that most people will sympathize … Continue reading

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