The Asahi Shimbun has a really ridiculous article on the Kisha Club system, implying that the only criticism is that of foreign news organizations.
What is totally lacking is any sense that the Kisha club system helps to promote censorship.
A site that sheds light on this is that of Ken’ichi Asano, journalism professor and former reporter for Kyodo Tsushin
ENGLISH And JAPANESE (more articles)
Why Japan Remains a Threat to Peace and Democracy in Asia
by Kenichi Asano
Kenichi Asano is a Professor of Communication Studies at Doshisha
University, Kyoto, Japan.
from Censored 2004
On this page, and throughout the TokyoProgressive web site, there are links to unreported and underreported news stories, as well as coverage of self-censorship by the media, Japan-included.
Many stories NOT covered by the Japanese press
Government Media Censorship on Mad Cow Disease and many more….
And try this, for other underreported issues:
More links here: