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Media Mix, May 24, 2020

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about stories in the press that focused on the spread of the coronavirus within households and how people coped with the danger. Much has been written about how Japan dodged a bullet with regard to … Continue reading

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Media Mix, May 10, 2020

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the main reason behind the Japanese government’s improvisational response to the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve been covering this general topic for years now. The gist of our interest is that Japan has a … Continue reading

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Media Mix, May 3, 2020

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about emergency government payments to people in the so-called water trade for losing income due to the coronavirus pandemic. As mentioned in the column, sexual services are considered part of the water trade … Continue reading

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Media Mix, April 26, 2020

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about reviving the discussion of decentralizing government and financial functions in Tokyo as the COVID-19 crisis reveals how vulnerable Japan is when everything is concentrated in the same place. The argument for decentralization has two … Continue reading

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Media Mix, April 19, 2020

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the state of employment during the current crisis and how some financial media outlets have addressed the matter. Though what drew us to this topic in the first place was the focus … Continue reading

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Adam Schlesinger

I was stunned this morning when I read that the Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger had died due to complications from COVID-19. I have written about the group and Schlesinger’s music a number of times over the past two decades. … Continue reading

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Media Mix, March 29, 2020

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the government’s campaign to squelch any media stories that conflict with its own narrative about the coronavirus crisis. Since we first started working on this column several weeks ago, the situation has been even … Continue reading

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