A Public Betrayed: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West

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Reveals how the Japanese media have dangerously overstepped their boundaries and distorted-even wiped out-honest news in favour of government propaganda. And worse, Japanese citizens are frequently persecuted and threatened by the very institution they turn to for truth.

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Overview

Reveals how the Japanese media have dangerously overstepped their boundaries and distorted-even wiped out-honest news in favour of government propaganda. And worse, Japanese citizens are frequently persecuted and threatened by the very institution they turn to for truth.

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Library Journal
Given the regular criticism of the American media as "tabloid," this look at another country's print journalism is especially valuable. The authors first describe the two aspects of the Japanese news media: the daily newspapers, which are dominated by the Japanese press clubs, and the tabloid-style weekly news magazines. Gamble (In the Footsteps of Thoreau) and Watanabe (media ethics, Doshisha Univ., Kyoto) show how the press clubs manipulate the information presented in the newspapers and then describe in detail the methods used by the newsweeklies to increase sales, including gossip, rumor, and sometimes pornography. The remainder of the book examines specific stories in detail, showing how they were treated by the media. In one example, they compare the American media's treatment of Richard Jewell after the 1996 Atlanta Olympic bombing with the Japanese media's portrayal of Sarin gas victim Yoshiyuki Kono. The authors convincingly show that Japan's print media are prone to distortion and mistakes. Of interest to larger public libraries, as well as most academic libraries.-Joel W. Tscherne, Cleveland P.L. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895260468
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the violence of lies
Ch. 1 The Japanese system of governance 1
Ch. 2 Japan's corrupt news media 33
Ch. 3 Japanese weekly newsmagazines 67
Ch. 4 Terrorizing victims of terrorism 121
Ch. 5 Anti-semitism in a country without Jews 165
Ch. 6 Smearing a Buddhist leader 211
Ch. 7 Whitewashing the Nanjing massacre and attacking a genuine journalist 253
Ch. 8 Attacking former sex slaves : a second rape 303
Ch. 9 The sun also rises 347
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