- Aug 4, 2015
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Is this really happening? What is your opinion on this?
A few comments. The media is under tighter control than in most developed countries and quite a few developing countries. Japan is currently 61st in the Reporters without Borders freedom of journalism index; its rank plummeted after the Fukushima disaster when a lot of important information was sat on and has further declined since Abe took power. There is a long established kisha club system where only selected journalists are invited to news briefings by government and big organisations, which has been argued leads to a very tame press.Is the media really suppressed there? I watched a documentary which said that the police are in cahoots with the local yakuza (for eg. the so called "raids" are pre-planned and staged and the media are informed about it before as if its a press conference).
It also seems that everyone there is more obsessed with looking perfect to avoid bringing "shame" so a large number of crimes go unreported. Sadly, this trend is somewhat (even strongly) followed by the people in power.
If their safety figures come from suppressing information and manipulating numbers then it kinda makes me doubt the whole "safest country in the world" thing, it would be more like "most hush hush place in the world where its a crime be a victim"
Through one channel collecting the images, and selling them to the other channels..?Are raids preplanned with the media tipped off in advance? Definitely! How else would every single TV channel have images of it?
A Life in Japan - Video Documentary | Japan ForumThis seems like a nice documentary!
A Life in Japan - Documentary
Although it does touch up upon how shoving things under the carpet to save face is something that is happening, its not what its all about, its also something that captures the beauty of Japan through the words of people like you and me ( explicitly expats ).
Its makes for a really nice watch!
Here is the thing though: the train tracks are not far from the park. The park is top of a large hill. The tracks are at the bottom. People live next to the tracks. They searched for two days. How did they miss the boy if he had been a corpse for any length of time? What was his estimated time and date of death? How long does it really take to rule out murder?
- The article explicitly mentions that there is a possibility of murder (right in the title!), and that the police is not sure whether he was killed by the train impact or whether he was already dead before that. It doesn't even take a guess that he was probably killed by the train.
I like it Nevertheless!!It is a cineturd if you ask me.
Past tense. I left.I like it Nevertheless!!
btw the reddit post you linked me seems really informative. On semi-quoting how someone there described Japan (sic) "the weaboos who think its their wonderland vs the nightmare for someone actually living there"
I think the reddit post( with another linked to it) paints a nice picture of the realities there. Also nice to know you're a redditor!