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Media Mix, Oct. 8, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about Twitter’s seeming reluctance to address messages that contain hate speech. An issue discussed briefly on the Democracy Times program mentioned in the column but one that I didn’t touch on is sexist language. Kayoko … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Sept. 24, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about junior high schools that received protesting postcards because of a history textbook they chose to use. The media that covered this story stated that the book published by Manabisha is the only one written … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Sept. 3, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the rest of Japan’s reluctance to “accept” any of the U.S. military bases on Okinawa. As suggested by the media coverage of this issue, the protest movement against the Okinawan bases is … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Aug. 13, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the map recently published by METI of “suitable” areas for repositories of nuclear waste. The article’s main theme, in accordance with several media outlets’ coverage of the map, is that METI and … Continue reading

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August 2017 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on July 25. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (Rhino/Warner) Something to Tell You -Haim (Universal) The Southern California sound is sunny, expressed in … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Aug. 6, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about appearances and gender roles in the media. Most of the article addresses a series of forums published in the Asahi Shimbun, which started from the premise that gender stereotyping is a problem the media … Continue reading

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August 2017 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on July 25. Anthropoid Sean Ellis streamlines the facts and fortifies the action for his film about the 1941 assassination of … Continue reading

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