March 12, 2021
Fukushima and Japan’s Media Meltdown
By John Darwin Van Fleet
10 years later, Japanese media have not shaken off the constraints that prevented meaningful investigative reporting after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
October 10, 2020
After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?
By Henry Laurence
New Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide is widely seen as a continuity choice. Will he change course on media freedoms?
April 20, 2016
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
By Aurelia George Mulgan
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
December 18, 2014
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
By Mina Pollmann
The state secrets law, passed despite public opposition, provides little oversight or accountability.