Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

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This book investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century. Members of the staff at the paper, including Funabashi Yoichi, former Editor-in-Chief and one of the most trusted public intellectuals in Japan, examine the paper's role in Japanese history, showing how news agencies assisted in the creation and maintenance of the nation's goals, dreams and delusions. The book draws on internal documents, committee meeting notes and interviews with the staff at the company as a means to narrate what newspaper editors chose to publish during Japan's journey through the 20th century. As well as offering an original insight into wartime media, Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan explores the relationship between media and society during the postwar era and into the 21st century.landing. a€œIta#39;s going to crash!a€ On the afternoon of September 24, 1959, a black jet was rapidly losing altitude above Fujisawa ... He had also heard that it was a spy plane called the U2, which could supposedly avoid radar detection and enter Soviet or other ... The crash landing of the U2 drove home the reality of the Soviet -US cold war but the Asahi, Mainichi, and Yomiuri newspapers did not run the storyanbsp;...

Title:Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan
Author:The Asahi Shimbun Company
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-02-26


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