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Why Japan's Mainstream Media Can't Be Trusted To Report Objectively On TEPCO (東京電力)

When the earthquake struck Japan on March 11th and knocked out TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear reactor, setting off a chain reaction of disasters-TEPCO's chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata was nowhere to be found.  Where was he? He was on a tour of China with members of some of Japan's largest media outlets-and TEPCO was footing the bill.

On March 30th, not only did TEPCO admit that the chairman had been taking Japanese mass media power brokers on the trip to China but also that TEPCO paid the majority of the travel fees for the participants. 



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Apr 14th, 2011 at 06:00:20 PM EST
The concluding paragraph:
It's not surprising that much of the Japanese mainstream media has been less than critical of  TEPCO up until now. It's very hard to raise your voice loud enough to be heard from inside the pocket of your sponsor.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Apr 15th, 2011 at 09:50:08 AM EST
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