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Playwright’s criticism of Asahi Shimbun wins “Like” from PM Facebook account

A playwright’s Facebook message criticizing the Asahi Shimbun for making “a terrorist attack against speech” in its coverage of the scandal involving the Kake Educational Institution won a “Like” post from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Facebook account, it has been learned. Kake Educational Institution is currently at the center of a scandal over its establishment of a veterinary medicine department [and possible….Read more

  • May 23, 2017
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
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President Trump’s executive order on immigration resonates in social media

Social media users in Japan are apparently keenly interested in President Trump’s executive order on immigration, as several thousand Japanese-language tweets have been posted in response to his signing of an executive order on Friday banning the entry of refugees and other foreign nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries. Many of them voiced dismay at the confusion and strong reactions that reverberated across the….Read more

  • January 30, 2017
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Social media users dismiss President Trump’s criticism of Japanese auto trade as anachronistic

Several thousand comments have been posted on social media in response to President Trump’s remarks about Japan’s auto trade, with an overwhelming number of Twitter and other social media users apparently disapproving of his view by saying it is reminiscent of the 1980s, when Japan logged a huge trade surplus with the U.S. Many of them argue that there is currently no problem with domestic legal regulations….Read more

  • January 25, 2017
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Inada’s Yasukuni visit elicits only moderate reaction on local social media

Defense Minister Inada’s homage at Yasukuni Shrine has elicited only a moderate reaction on social media in Japan, as the number of tweets has not exceeded two thousands. The most popular message  (retweeted almost 1,000 times) was posted by LDP Upper House lawmaker Masahiha Sato, who said: “I think Japan should become a country in which the prime minister can….Read more

  • December 29, 2016
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PM Abe’s Pearl Harbor visit draws mixed reactions on social media

Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor and his speech at Kilo Pier have met with mixed reactions from the Japanese public on social media. According to Yahoo Real Time Search, 23% of the comments posted on Twitter and Facebook from 6 a.m. today about Abe’s visit or the speech were negative, while only 2% were positive. Some of the negative….Read more

  • December 28, 2016
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Embassy Tokyo’s “koi dance” video goes viral

A video clip created by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, in which Ambassador Kennedy in a Santa Claus outfit and embassy staff perform the “koi (falling in love)” dance routine aired in a popular Japanese TV comedy series, went viral after it was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday. The video was viewed more than 2.6 million times as of 3 p.m. on Thursday. In….Read more

  • December 22, 2016
  • , BuzzFeed
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Some Twitter users sympathize with top Marine official in Okinawa

Not many new tweets have been posted since last night after Okinawa Area Coordinator Gen. Nicholson drew strong criticism for appearing not to be very apologetic about the Osprey accident in Wednesday’s press conference. However, two tweets supporting his performance have drawn a lot of attention. One of them, which was retweeted almost 4,000 times, said: “Is Mr. Nicholson too arrogant….Read more

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Gen. Nicholson’s press conference draws criticism and praise online

Japan’s Twitter users have reacted sharply to yesterday’s press conference by Okinawa Area Coordinator Nicholson on the Osprey accident, with detractors criticizing his remarks for being not apologetic at all and instead defending the pilot for not endangering the Okinawa people. They said the people in Okinawa were offended by his narrative, which one observer described as a “public relations….Read more

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War of semantics raging in cyberspace over Osprey accident

Tens of thousands tweets have been posted since a Futenma-based Osprey made an emergency landing in shallow waters in Okinawa last night, with many Twitter users engaged in a fierce debate over the appropriate term to describe what the U.S. military called a “shallow landing.” Some of them took issue with the Japanese government and most media outlets for using the term “fujichaku”….Read more

  • December 14, 2016
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Twitter users divided over Abe’s announcement on Pearl Harbor visit

Prime Minister Abe’s unexpected announcement on his visit to Pearl Harbor has resonated strongly among Japan’s Twitter users, with tens of thousands of tweets on the subject being posted since last night. People expressed different views on the historic visit, with Abe’s supporters on the right largely supportive. One of the most popular tweets was: “The postwar era has come to an….Read more

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