Press Freedom In Contemporary Japan by Kingston Jeff
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. This text is divided into five sections that cover: * Politics of Press Freedom; * The Legal Landscape; * History and Culture; * Marginalization; * PR Public Diplomacy and Manipulating Opinion. Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan brings together contributions from an international and interdisciplinary line-up of academics and journalists intimately familiar with the current climate in order to discuss and evaluate these issues and explore potential future outcomes. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Japan and the politics of freedom of expression and transparency in the Abe era. It will appeal to students academics Japan specialists journalists legal scholars historians political scientists sociologists and those engaged in human rights media studies and Asian Studies.