Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan 1st Edition

Ebook Details


Jeff Kingston

Year 2016
Pages 336
Publisher Routledge
Language en
ISBN 9781138647039
File Size 2.85 MB
File Format PDF
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In twenty-first century Japan there are numerous instances of media harassment, intimidation, censorship and self-censorship that undermine the freedom of the press and influence how the news is reported. Since Abe returned to power in 2012, the recrudescence of nationalism under his leadership has emboldened right-wing activists and organizations targeting liberal media outlets, journalists, peace museums and ethnic Korean residents in Japan. This ongoing culture war involves the media, school textbooks, constitutional revision, pacifism and security doctrine.