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.