Japan Sinks To New Low in Press Freedom

A perfect storm is descending on freedom of the press in Japan, reports Jeff Kingston, director of Asian Studies at that country's Temple University. Japan just sank to #72 in RSF's annual press freedom rankings, down from #11 in 2010. The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression this week gave a press conference decrying censorship, weak legal protections, and media intimidation in Japan — effects of initiatives by the Shinzo Abe government. 

Source: Japan Times

Posted on: April 24, 2016