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67% trust newspapers, 66% trust TV, Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association poll

On March 24, the Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association (Pressnet) announced the results of its January 2022 Newspaper Audience Survey, which probes the frequency of media usage and media reliability. A total of 1,243 men and women age 15 through 79 nationwide submitted valid responses. Asked if the time they spend using media has increased since COVID-19 appeared in….Read more

  • March 25, 2022
  • , Asahi , p. 35
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Newspapers are most trusted source of information, Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association poll

On Jan. 20, the Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association (Pressnet) announced the results of its October 2021 Newspaper Audience Survey. A full 47.1% of respondents said they trust the information in the newspaper, making it the most trusted medium of information.   The survey probed usage of the media, including newspapers, the television, and the Internet and was conducted….Read more

  • January 21, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 22
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Local gov’t prohibits media from using rest stop observatory to monitor Kadena AB operations

Okinawa Times wrote that the government of the town of Kadena prohibited the media on Monday from using an observation deck located on the fourth floor of a new building at a roadside rest station in the town that was opened to the public on Jan. 14. The paper wrote that people connected to the media have regularly visited the….Read more

  • January 25, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times
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Changing times brought renewed enthusiasm for learning English in Japan

NHK’s current morning drama “Come, Come, Everybody” depicts three generations of women and their connection with English radio programs.

  • December 28, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 11:47 a.m.
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How Twitter moderates content in Japan

BY TOMOHIRO OSAKI, STAFF WRITER   In this era of fake news and COVID-19 misinformation, social media giants — and the amplified role they can play in shaping public opinion — have come under intense scrutiny worldwide.   A similar kind of social media reckoning is now catching up with Japan, too, after a recent string of events has accelerated….Read more

  • December 20, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
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Journalist Jon Mitchell exposes environmental contamination by U.S. military

In a new book released last year, journalist Jon Mitchell (47) exposes the U.S. military’s environmental contamination of the western Pacific. Mitchell painstakingly reviewed thousands of pages of internal documents obtained through public records requests, and interviewed survivors, service members, whistleblowers, and indigenous leaders to expose a situation that has been covered up. Some of the incidents described in the….Read more

  • November 12, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 4
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Roundup of newspaper editorials on dissolution of Lower House and general election

By Uchihata Tsugumasa   The Lower House has been dissolved and the election campaign period started on Oct. 19. The nation will go to the polls on Oct. 31 to vote in the first general election in four years. It will also be the first election held during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the spread of the virus, Japan….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 12
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Infographic: Where Japanese learn the news

  • October 14, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 27
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67% in Japan object to targeted advertising on internet, Yomiuri poll

Approximately two in three people object to targeted advertisements on the internet, according to a recent nationwide survey on the media published Thursday by The Yomiuri Shimbun   The findings come from a Yomiuri Shimbun survey conducted from Aug. 17 to Sept. 22 canvassing 3,000 people across the country. Of them, 2,140, or 71%, responded.   Targeted advertising involves showing….Read more

  • October 14, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 7:37 p.m.
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