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Main Title A public betrayed : an inside look at Japanese media atrocities and their warnings to the West /
Author Gamble, Adam,
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Watanabe, Takesato,
Publisher Regnery Pub. ; Distributed to the trade by National Book Network,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55534997
ISBN 0895260468; 9780895260468
Subjects Mass media--Objectivity--Japan ; Illustrated periodicals--Japan ; Massamedia ; Objectiviteit ; Ethische aspecten ; Mass Media--Japan ; Massamedia--gtt ; Objectiviteit--gtt ; Ethische aspecten--gtt ; Medias--Objectivite--Japon ; Magazines (Publications)--Japon ; 5380--gtt
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM APAP PN5417.O24G36 2004 APAP Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
EKAM  PN5417.O24G36 2004 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 02/09/2007
EOAM  PN5417.O24G36 2004 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/16/2007
Collation xx, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-428) and index.
Contents Notes
The violence of lies -- The Japanese system of governance -- Japan's corrupt news media -- Japanese weekly newsmagazines -- Terrorizing victims of terrorism -- Anti-Semitism in a country without Jews -- Smearing a Buddhist leader -- Whitewashing the Nanjing massacre and attacking a genuine journalist -- Attacking former sex slaves : a second rape -- The sun also rises. Exposes deceptions, lies, and abuses of power in Japan that have led to such profound degrees of misunderstanding, confusion, and suffering that they have inspired the phrase "media atrocities." Key examples include: vilifying innocent victims of terrorist attacks; denying the Holocaust and supporting anti-Semitism; smearing a prominent Buddhist leader; whitewashing and denying one of history's worst war crimes, the Nanjing Massacre; and defaming Second World War Japanese military sex slaves or "comfort women." This book lays bare the mechanisms and motivations behind these sobering abuses. And, as the examples show, the very factors that have contributed to such injustices in Japan have become increasingly predominant in the news-media sectors of the West--factors such as extreme industry consolidation, the growth of nationalism, intense commercialism, and the erosion of media ethics. The lessons for the rest of the free world could be neither more profound nor more relevant.--From publisher description.