Media and Politics in Japan: Fukushima and Beyond
Martin Fackler, Tokyo Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Chair: Dr John Swenson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
The speaker will argue that the Japanese media's perceived complicity in official efforts to downplay the accident in Fukushima has shattered public trust in the nation's press. Lacking online alternatives, the Japanese media's role as a check on power is at stake.
This event is funded by the Nippon Foundation and held in partnership with them and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.