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Recent threats against FOreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) and the history of media intimidation

by Robert Whiting (reprinted with permission) TOKYO — Over a recent early weekend, there were a series of threatening calls made in English and Japanese to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club…

HodoBuzz: New York-based Japanese Filmmakers Tackle Japan’s Sexism and Press Freedom With Crowdfunding

A new show “HodoBuzz” made by Japanese filmmakers based in New York City aims to confront Japan's dwindling press freedom, sexism and media malfeasance. Help fund some original programming that…