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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
  • English Press

SECURITY

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
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

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
  • JMH Translation

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Infographic: Where Japanese learn the news

  • October 14, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 27
  • JMH Translation

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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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Editorial: Newspapers carry out social mission to provide solid, reliable information

Unreliable information and malicious false rumors have been spreading in society. This is especially intolerable when it comes to the novel coronavirus. We wish to bring to mind again the role media organizations should play in verifying facts and conveying them correctly.   Newspaper Week will start on Oct. 15. Regarding the coronavirus, suspicious information was observed mainly on the….Read more

  • October 13, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:18 p.m.
  • English Press

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Jiji Press public opinion poll on newspapers

According to the Jiji Press public opinion poll on newspapers, 59.5% of pollees said they “subscribe” to a newspaper, down by 3.0 percentage points from the 62.5% found in the previous poll conducted in September 2020. [Jiji Press has conducted this poll on newspapers every year since 2008.] In 2008, 86.2% reported that they subscribe to a newspaper, and the….Read more

  • October 11, 2021
  • , Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll Bulletin , [No. 1677] pp. 1, 4–7
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Kei Komuro’s ponytail caused a media frenzy in Japan – leaving some to ask why

BY TOMOHIRO OSAKI, STAFF WRITER When Kei Komuro, the boyfriend of Princess Mako, was accosted by a Japanese TV crew on the streets of New York last week, a resulting headline made a show of the fact that he was sporting a ponytail.   “Kei Komuro spotted in New York, his long hair tied back,” a Fuji News Network (FNN)….Read more

  • September 30, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
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