A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of March 2020.
The editors of the Japan Times published an announcement today regarding its now infamous “Editor’s Note” of November 2018, with the evident purpose of drawing a line under the affair and to recover their reputation for “fair, accurate and transparent journalism.” Unfortunately, it seems that the newspaper’s internal investigation bypassed all of the most serious and credible allegations.
On January 28, the Japan Times published an opinion piece titled, “How Japanese is Naomi Osaka?” Author Kunihiko Miyake “felt something odd” about how the multiethnic tennis champ could ever “represent Japan.” Miyake’s article is indicative of how the quality of analysis has slipped under the Japan Times’ new ownership, and suggests how the purposes of the organization have changed.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 26, 2019.
The Japan Times served for decades as the leading newspaper for the nation’s foreign community, but now it has been taken over by rightwing elements close to the Abe regime.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on December 9, 2018.