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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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Media Mix, June 25, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about access journalism in Japan. In the column I try to make the case that most mainstream reporting in Japan is about gaining and maintaining access to people in power, which necessitates a cautious approach … Continue reading

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Media Mix, June 11, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the press’s take on the female imperial succession issue. As pointed out in the column, there are people involved in the discussion who think one solution to the problem of not enough imperial family … Continue reading

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June 2017 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. In-ter a-li-a -At the Drive In (Rise/Hostess) Slowdive (Dead Oceans/Hostess) It probably says more about At the Drive In’s … Continue reading

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