Category Archives: Media

Media Mix, Nov. 19, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the hold that nationally famous plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu has over the media. The doctor’s comments about Nazis were what brought me to discuss his career, which I’ve followed since the 90s, at least, … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 1 Comment

Media Mix, Oct. 29, 2017

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about progress in organ transplants in Japan. Generally speaking, I don’t think the media is the real reason behind the lack of public knowledge about transplants and organ donation, but by and large what tends … Continue reading

Posted in Media | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Media | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Media | Tagged , | Leave a comment