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.
November 20, 2019
Japan and South Korea: Headaches and Headlines
By Duncan Bartlett
The media in Japan show great enthusiasm in covering their country’s dispute with South Korea – but not all reports are credible.
June 06, 2017
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
By Taisuke Komatsu
The Abe government has been particularly harsh on cracking down on dissent in Okinawa.
December 09, 2015
Japan’s Controversial State Secrets Law: One Year Later
By Mina Pollmann
A year after the state secrets law passed, what impact is it having on freedom in Japan?
May 08, 2015
Shinzo Abe’s ‘Glass Jaw’ and Media Muzzling in Japan
By Aurelia George Mulgan
The pressure on the press, both domestic and foreign, in Japan has been unprecedented under Abe.