Category Archives: Media

Media Mix, Sept. 4, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about Rokusuke Ei and Kyosen Ohashi, both of whom died in July. The column is mainly about their pacifist leanings owing to the fact that they lived through the war, but in terms of their … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Aug. 28, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the fate of Japanese zoos. In the piece I didn’t talk very much about the media’s role in the way zoos are presented to and perceived by the public, mainly because we’ve covered that … Continue reading

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Media Mix, July 31, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about recent moves by the government to make education policy that discourages differences. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party originally came up with the idea to fortify morals education back in 2007, during the first Shinzo … Continue reading

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Media Mix, July 3, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about recent press coverage of the death penalty. Though I stress that the mainstream media avoids the question of whether or not Japan’s application of capital punishment amounts to retribution, I should point out that … Continue reading

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Media Mix, June 19, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about last month’s big ATM heist. At the end of the column I mention a segment about credit card security that aired on NHK’s morning information program “Asaichi.” The segment was one of the few … Continue reading

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Keiko Horikawa and the forgotten remains of the victims of Hiroshima

President Barack Obama’s speech in Hiroshima in May was lauded as a gesture of great historical significance. The U.S. remains the only country to ever use a nuclear device for the deliberate purpose of killing people, and the conversations about … Continue reading

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Media Mix, May 29, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the obscenity trial of the artist Rokudenashiko, which ended earlier this month in a guilty verdict that she will appeal. As discussed in the piece, much of the trial was taken up with debate … Continue reading

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