13119. Politics and the News Media in Japan by Ofer Feldeman.
Critical review and analysis of this book which examines the interrelationships between the news media and national politics (and politicians) in Japan during the 1980s and early 1990s. Considers the implications of the close relationship between Japan's news media and its politicians in light of recent political-economic turmoil and scandal in Japan and identifies central elements in the system which serve to discourage aggressive, investigative reporting of political issues. 11 pages, 20 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
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