Category Archives: Media

Media Mix, June 17, 2018

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about elderly drivers. I mention that some local governments have tried to address the problem by providing transportation services for seniors who give up their cars, but I didn’t go into detail. This is a … Continue reading

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Media Mix, June 10, 2018

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the media’s sudden interest in the detention of undocumented foreigners. As pointed out in the column, most of the people being detained are overstayers, but apparently there is a good many who … Continue reading

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Media Mix, May 27, 2018

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about the Government Monitor System, which was shut down several weeks ago after major media finally discovered it and realized that it contained a lot of comments that qualified as hate speech. The moral of … Continue reading

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Media Mix, April 22, 2018

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about how and why the Finance Ministry protects its own in the face of scandal. Because the FM is considered the most powerful bureaucratic organ in the government, it has a kind of symbiotic relationship … Continue reading

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Media Mix, April 8, 2018

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about a feud between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Adachi Ward over the latter’s implementation of a sex education course in one of its public junior high schools. As mentioned in the article, Adachi is … Continue reading

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Media Mix, March 18, 2018

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about train groping, or “chikan.” Though I think it’s apparent from the overall tone of the column, it should be noted that the majority of male commuters do not grope, and, most likely, … Continue reading

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Media Mix, March 4, 2018

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the media’s treatment of mental health issues, which have been in the news lately. The main thrust of the article is that, influenced by government policy, which has always advocated for isolating people diagnosed … Continue reading

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