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Mainichi to join Kyodo News network in April
* JANPS 2009 Shows Innovative Newspaper Production Technologies

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Cenotaph Re-built to Mark Founding of Japan°«s First Daily Newspaper
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Japanese Newspaper Firms Seeking New Business Prospects
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No.98 December 2009
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* Kitanippon Shimbun Ending Evening Edition
* JAL, ANA Reduce In-Flight Distribution of Newspapers
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Manga News Web Site Makes Debut
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Japanese Books Excluded from Revised Google Lawsuit Settlement
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No.97 November 2009
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* NSK Celebrates Newspaper Advertising Day
* NSK Holds 62nd National Convention in Shizuoka City
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Newspaper Company Operating Profits Down 89% in Fiscal 2008
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Work Continues on Common Platforms for Digital Magazines, Newspapers
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No.96 October 2009
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* Japanese Copyright Holders Reject Google Digital Book Project
* Kahoku Shimpo°«s Ichiriki Wins Newspaper Culture Award
* Yomiuri Opening Healthcare Info Web Site
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Media At Odds With Hatoyama Government Over Press Briefings
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Japanese Media Highlight Historic Change of Government
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No.95 September 2009
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* 1st Media-strategy seminar addresses the future of newspapers
* NTV runs special on false TV report scandal over nonexistent slush fund
* Book, magazine sales fall below \1 trillion in fiscal 2009 first half
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1st lay-judge trial concludes with all lay judges giving news conference
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No.94 August 2009
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*7 Community Papers Join in Launching Fee-Based Web Editions
*Yomiuri Signs Regional Printing Consignment Deal with Niigata-Nippo
*Foreign Media Interest in Japan Wanes on China Surge
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Regional Paper Issues Extra, 2-Page Cover-Spread on Total Solar Eclipse
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2-year Countdown Starts Toward End of Analog Terrestrial TV Broadcasting
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No.93 July 2009
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*Yomiuri Holdings President Uchiyama elected as NSK Chairman
*NEWSPARK marks half a million visitors since 2000 opening
*7 Major newspapers report lower revenues for 2008
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Newspaper, news agency employment continues 17-year slide
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No.92 June 2009
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*Media Reflects Concerns as Lay Judge System Goes Into Effect
*Newspapers Stick to Facts in Covering Swine Flu Outbreak
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Japan Writers°« Association Settles, to Join Google°«s Digital Library Project
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Concern Growing over High Libel Awards Against Weekly Magazines
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No.91 May 2009
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*°»Happy News°… Prizes Awarded, Happy Stories About Proud Brother, Olympians
*NSK Survey: Video Content, Mobile Services reflect Trend into Digital Media
*Kyodo: New Manifesto for News Agency Journalists Syncs with Multimedia Era
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Psychiatrist Found Guilty of Leaking Investigation Records, Appeals Ruling
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Court-Ordered Damages, Libel Awards Chill Climate for Magazine Publishing
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No.90 April 2009
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*NSK Seeks Prompt Revision of Personal Information Protection Law
*Extras, Follow-Up Editions Highlight Japan°«s World Baseball Classic Victory
*NTV President Resigns over False News Report
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Uproar Eases over Controversial Remark by Government Official
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No.89 March 2009
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* NSK Calls for Lay Judges to Attend News Conferences after Verdicts
* Dentsu: Spending on Newspaper Ads Dives 12.5% in 2008
* Nikkei Wins Court Battle Over Internal Rule Limiting Sales of Shares
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No.88 February 2009
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* Nikkei Reorients Advertising Divisions Toward Cross-Media Sales
* Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo Discontinuing Evening Editions
* Sankei, Jiji Press Announce Early Retirement Plans for Full-Time Employees
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Japanese Newspapers Delay Deadlines for Obama Inauguration Coverage
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No.87 January 2009
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*Minami-Nippon to Discontinue Evening Edition
*Average Daily Newspaper Distribution Falls Below One Copy Per Household
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--Top 2008 News for the Japanese Media Industry
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No.86 December 2008
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*Fukuoka High Court: Sensitivity Required in °»Real Name°… Reporting
*2 Major Commercial Broadcasters Post Net Losses for 1st Half
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--Photographers Hunting Reflections of Stock Market Rollercoaster
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Horizontally Flowing Layout a New Trend in Japanese Newspapers
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No.85 November 2008
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*Yomiuri Launching New Online Database Services

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Newspapers Step Up Efforts to Integrate Print and Online Editing
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No.84 October 2008
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*Survey: Newspaper Company Profits Down in FY2007

*Media Ethics Gathering Discusses Quasi-Jury System
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--Testing Services Aim to Promote Newspaper-Reading
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General-Interest Monthly Magazines Failing
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No.83 September 2008
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*Akita Sakigake Discontinuing Evening Edition

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--Mainichi°«s English Web Site Re-launched After Outcry Over Vulgar Content
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Japanese Media Give Intensive Coverage to Beijing Olympics
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No.82 August 2008
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*Beijing Olympics More Than Just Sports
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--Media Complain of Restrictions at G8°«s Toyako Summit
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Newspapers Aim To Boost Revenues in Real Estate Deals
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No.81 July 2008
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*Editors from Japan, China and South Korea Hold 1st Gathering
*Newspapers Issue Extra Editions after Akihabara Stabbing Shock
*Planned Transmitter Tower to be named Tokyo Sky Tree
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--7 Major Newspaper Firms Post Revenue Declines in 2007
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Top Court Strikes Down NHK Penalty over °∆Comfort Women°… Self-Censorship
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No.80 June 2008
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*NSK Advertising Committee Releases Results of Media-Use Survey
*Mainichi Shimbun Terminating Evening Edition in Hokkaido
*NSK Committee Opposes Plan to Censor °»Harmful°… Web Content
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--Media Ethics Council Holds Symposium to Mark 50th Anniversary
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Door-to-Door Newspaper Delivery Penetrating High-Rise Apartments
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No.79 May 2008
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*Spring Newspaper Week prompts various PR Campaigns
*More Media Firms Cooperating on joint Web sites
*°»Happy News°… Prize Goes to Story on Son Following Father°«s Example
*Kodansha, Author Condemned for Negligently Exposing News Source
*NSK Demands Overhaul of Privacy Protection Law
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--Olympic Torch Relay Ends Amid Heavy Security in Nagano
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NSK Objects to Threats, Cancellations of Yasukuni Film Showings
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No.78 April 2008
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*NSK Seeks Full Disclosure on Fires, Victims
*Media Divided Over Miura: Suspect or Former President?
*Fuji TV Reorganizing As Holding Company
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--Nikkei Launches Weekly Financial Newspaper Linked to Web Site
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Rival Comic Publishers Jointly Launching New Magazine
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No.77 March 2008
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*Dentsu: Spending on Newspaper Ads Dives 5.2 % in 2007
*NSK Criticizes Government for Personal Privacy Overreaction
*Sales of Books, Magazines Fall 3.1% in 2007
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--2005 °»Happy News°… Article Appears In Elementary School Reader
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24 Newspapers to Adopt Enlarged Fonts, 10 to Adopt 12 Columns
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No.76 February 2008
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*NSK Guidelines Prepare for Citizen-Judge System
*Fukuchi Takes Office as NHK Head
*SESC Probes Three NHK Workers on Suspicion of Insider Trading
*Kyushu Press Photo Group Announces Top Annual Award
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--NTV Starts Publishing Nonfiction Books
--Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei Launch Joint News Web Site
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National Achievement Test Shows Importance of Reading, Writing
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No.75 January 2008
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*NSK Chairman Masato Kitamura Issues New Year's Message for 2008
*Newspaper Circulation Slips 0.5% to 52.03 Million in 2007
*Upper House Enacts Revised Broadcast Law
*Local Press Photographers Associations Announce Annual Awards
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--Mainichi Shimbun, SEGA Debut News Quiz Game
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Chugoku Shimbun opens Information Center for Nuclear Arms Elimination
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No.74 December 2007
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*NSK Presents Community Contribution Awards
*Japan-South Korea Editors' Seminar Calls For Deeper Bilateral Understanding
*2007 Press Photographers' Awards Announced
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--Newspaper Executive Delivers Lecture on NIE at Shinshu University
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JANPS 2007 Shows New Equipment for Diversified Multimedia Applications
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No.73 November 2007
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*NSK holds 60th National Convention in Nagano City
*Organization to Promote a Culture of Reading holds Founding Meeting
*NSK Announces Recipients of Community Contribution Awards
*NSK Submits Plan for Cutting CO2 Emissions, other "Green" Efforts
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--Visual Journalists Protest Myanmar Soldier's Murder of Video-journalist Nagai
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Akita Sakigake Shimpo's Braille "EXTRA" Highlights Disabled Sports Event
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No.72 October 2007
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*Yomiuri°«s Watanabe, Asahi°«s Nakae win Newspaper Culture Awards
*NSK Announces 2007 Awards
*Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei to Collaborate in Distribution, Internet site
*Sankei Unveils °»Web-first°… Policy for MS-Sankei News Site
*Mainichi opens new Web site
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--Pupils make °»Postcard Newspapers°… for Elderly
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No.71 September 2007
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*Yomiuri leads coverage of 2007 World Athletics Championships in Osaka
*Survey: Newspapers No. 1 in tracking social movements
*Survey: Quake-area residents appreciate special issues on necessities
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--Kyodo News locates rare Hiroshima A-bomb photos
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Kochi Shimbun distributes e-paper to local hospital
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No.70 August 2007
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*Newspapers Focus on Daily Necessities after Deadly Niigata Quake
*NIE Convention: Newspapers a Tool to Broaden Student Perspectives
*Newspaper, Agency Employment Down 2.6 %, Post-retirement Rehiring Up
*Newspaper Production Show Set for Tokyo in November
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--Kyodo News Opens New Training Center in Tokyo
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NEWSPARK Exhibition Features Photos by Visually Impaired Children
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No.69 July 2007
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*Kitamura Reelected NSK Chairman
*Asahi Shimbun hosts Journalism Symposium
*Hiroshima Circulation Forum Eyes Tighter Community Ties
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--Mainichi Shimbun to Launch News Proficiency Test
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Media Ethics Gathering Addresses Self-Discipline
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No.68 June 2007
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*Farm Minister°«s Suicide Prompts Extras, Follow-Up Editions
*Nikkei Hosts °∆Future of Asian Media°« Symposium
*Asahi Marks 20 Years Since Kobe Reporter's Killing
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--NEWSPARK Runs Special °∆Mottainai°« Campaign Exhibition
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Sankei Launches Page-Linked Advertising
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No.67 May 2007
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*Media issue Extras, Specials on Nagasaki Mayor's Slaying
*Discussions Center on Newspaper°«s Role at NSK Symposium
*°»Happy News°… Grand Prize Goes To Article on Emergency Life Guard
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--Newspaper Ad Spending on Fashion Accessories Stays High
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NSK Survey: Newspapers Highly Effective in Inducing Purchasing
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No.66 April 2007
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*Many Newspapers Reorganizing Digital Media Operations
*Asahi°«s Sakajiri, Kyodo°«s Ota win Vaughan-Ueda Prize
*Yamanashi Nichi-nichi Resumes Editorials Suspended Over Plagiarism
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--Asahi Reporter Lectures on "Embedded" War Role in Iraq
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NSK Reports Access Grants to High-Security Apartment Buildings
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No.65 March 2007
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*Yamanashi Nichinichi fires chief editorial writer for plagiarism
*Dentsu: Newspaper advertising below \1 trillion
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--Foreign news agencies foresee business focus, more Japan news
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High Court rules against NHK for editing wartime sex slavery documentary
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No.64 February 2007
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*Newspaper Circulation Falls 0.5% in 2006
*Newspapers, Kyodo join in Web-site portal
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--Newspapers Run Reporters' Own Stories on Battling Obesity
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Kobe, Osaka Newspapers Mark 12th Anniversary of Great Hanshin Quake
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No.63 January 2007
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*Asahi Shimbun Reforms Structure, Abolishes Division System
*Nikkei Shifts to Holding Company, Separates Publishing, Digital Media
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--YouTube, Japanese Content Owners Continue Talks
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NSK Issues °∆Real Name°« Reporting Guide
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No.62 December 2006
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*Tokyo Seminar Promotes Reading in Daily Life
*NSK Community Contribution Award aimed at Public Image
*Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting Now Nationwide
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--Mainichi, Sankei Reporters/Bloggers Meet Offline
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Top Court Upholds Refusal to Reveal News Source
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No.61 November 2006
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*YouTube Deletes 30,000 Files at JASRAC Demand
*Japan-South Korea Editors Seminar Aims for Better Mutual Understanding
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--Asahi Shimbun°«s New Paperback Series Boasts Bestsellers
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Japanese Newspapers, News Agencies Boost China Coverage
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No.60 October 2006
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*NSK Announces 2006 Awards
*Newspaper Company Profits Up in Fiscal 2005
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--Winners announced in "postcard essay" contest on newspaper delivery
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Media splits over identifying minor implicated in college slaying
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No.59 September 2006
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*Kyodo News opens Pyongyang Sankei to Issue 15-Billion-Yen Public Corporate Bond
*Bureau as 1st Japanese Media Outpost
*Newspapers launching joint Web site
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--Koizumi°«s Aug. 15 visit to Yasukuni draws media throng
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New law leads media to various rehiring systems
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No.58 August 2006
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*Newspaper, News Agency Work Force Decline Continues for 14th Year
*Further Penetration Into Families and Communities Urged to Expand NIE
*Nikkei Advertising Employee Arrested for Insider Trading
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--Photo Exhibit on Showa Period at NEWSPARK
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Slain Girl°«s Father Wants Details of Crime Reported
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No.57 July 2006
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*FTC Gives Up on Repealing Newspaper Price Guarantee
*High Court Defends Source Anonymity, Ruling Appealed
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--Powerful photos of Indian Ocean Disaster at NEWSPARK
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Sankei site Raises the Bar, Links to Reporters' Blogs
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No.56 June 2006
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*Kyodo News updated guidelines for reporters
*Five European Journalists Participate in Resumed Fellowship Program
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--Memorial to Slain Reporter Re-Opens at New Asahi Hanshin Branch
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Cross-Media Advertising: Ad Agencies Focus on Newspaper-Web Synergies
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No.55 May 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------*Ceremony Marks "Happy News°… Awards
*NSK Urges Review of Personal Information Protection Law
*Tokyo Court Backs Reporter's Refusal to Reveal Source
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--Asahi, Yomiuri Open Shenyang Branches in China
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Founder of South Korean °»Citizen Journalism°… Web site Speaks in Japan
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No.54 April 2006
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*Courts at Odds over Confidentiality of Sources
*NSK Defends Newspapers' Protected Trade Status
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--Photojournalists' Exhibit a Full Picture of Indian Ocean Disaster
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NSK Symposium on the Media's Role and Responsibility
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No.53 March 2006
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*Dentsu Report: Newspaper Ads Down 1.7%, Internet Ads Up 55%
*Dentsu Predicts 2.1% Rise in Ad Spending in 2006
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--Reprinting a Meiji-Era English Weekly°›The Yokohama Archives of History
--Mainichi°«s Kunieda, Kyodo°«s Sunada Share Vaughan-Ueda Prize
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Press Photographers' Awards Announced
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No.52 February 2006
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*Top Media Groups Demand Release of Crime Victims' Names
*Asahi Shimbun Announces Sweeping Editorial Reforms
*Freelance Journalist°«s Lawsuit on Court Access Rejected
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--Record Snows on Japan Sea Coast Disrupt Newspaper Industry
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Newborn Safe, Kidnappers Arrested amid News Blackout Deal
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No.51 January 2006
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*Mainichi Shimbun°«s Kitamura Named NSK Chairman
*Newspaper Circulation Down 0.9% in 2005
*Mainichi Cameraman Wins Tokyo Press Photographers Award
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*Topics
--Asahi hires Nikkei to print for Ibaraki Prefecture
--Nikkei, Kobe Shimbun sign printing deal
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New Year°«s Message
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No.50 December 2005
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*Justice Ministry Releases Names of People who Passed Bar Exam
*Crime-Victim Assistance Plan Ignores the Right to Know Victims°« Names
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*Topics
--Nippon Kisha Club Opens Web Site
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FTC to Review Newspaper Industry °»Specific Designations°…
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No.49 November 2005
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*NSK National Convention Pledges to Uphold Media Responsibility
*NSK Calls for Disclosure of Real Names of Crime Victims
*District Court Rules that Reporter Can Withhold Source, Decision Under Appeal
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*Topics

--Yomiuri, Nippon Paper Develop Air-Purifying Newsprint
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Scholar Warns Of Growing Public Demands for Media Regulation
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No.48 October 2005
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*NSK Announces 2005 Awards
*NSK Chairman Hakoshima Resigns Over Fake Election Reports in the Asahi
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*Topics
--8 Asian-Bureau Staff Members Visit Japan on NSK Program
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Media Ethics Convention Warns Against Over-Regulation
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No.47 September 2005
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*Newspaper, News Agency Work Force Declines for 13th Straight Year
*Asahi Fires Reporter, Punishes Top Editors Over Faked Election Scoop
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*Topics
--8 Young Journalists Take Hiroshima Training Course on the A-bombing
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NIE Convention: Newspapers, the Best Materials for Communication Skills
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No.46 August 2005
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*Beijing to End Quota on Resident Japanese Correspondents
*Heated Debate Held at NIE Convention in Kagoshima City
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*Topics
--13 ASEAN Journalists Complete NSK Training
--NHK Interview With Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Wins German Media Award
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Ethics Discussion Addresses Privacy Issues in Amagasaki Derailment Disaster
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No.45 July 2005
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*Future of Newspapers in focus at World Congress, Editors Forum in Seoul
*TV Cameras, equipment Found at Volcanic Eruption Site in Unzen
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*Topics
--Father of Slain Schoolgirl Questions Need to Release Daughter's Name
--'Cool Biz' Dress Code Spreads Among Diet Reporters
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Health Ministry Refuses to Release Medical Exam results
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No.44 June 2005
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*Antivirus Bug Hits Kyodo, other Media
*WSIS Theme Conference in Tokyo

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--New Asahi Hanshin Office to house Memorial for Killed Reporter Kojiri
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Story of the Month>>>
Amagasaki Train Disaster Exposes Media Issues
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No.43 May 2005
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*Asahi Shimbun Disciplines 6 Officials for Accepting Takefuji Payments

*Ryukyu Shimpo Newspaper Museum Opens in Naha, Okinawa
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*Topics
--Sankei's Kuroda Wins National Press Club Award
--Russian Journalists Set to Defend Media Freedom: ILJ President
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Story of the Month>>>
Constitutional Reform Panel Reports Address Role of the Media
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No.42 April 2005
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*Yomiuri, Kyodo Cover British Troop Deployment in Samawah, Iraq
*Health Ministry Limits Information Release on Exams for Doctors, Nurses
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*Topics

--Shinano Mainichi Draws Praise for Nagano Special-Olympics Bulletins
--Japan News-In-Education Society Founded
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NSK Media Web sites Running More Member-only Services
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No.41 March 2005
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*Dentsu: Ad Sales Up 3 % in 2004, 1st Newspaper Ad Increase Since 2000
*Dentsu Predicts 1.4 % Rise in Japan Ad Sales
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*Topics
--TBS Washington Bureau Chief Wins Vaughan-Ueda Prize
--Okinawa Times Wins Kyushu Press Photographers Association Award
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Media Shares Blame for Segregation of Hansen°«s Disease Patients
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No.40 February 2005
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*Latest NSK Committee Statement on Personal Information Protection Law
*4 Newspapers, NHK Open Branches at Centrair
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*Topics
--Mr.Chuma Appointed As Editor-in-chief of a leading regional daily
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Foreign Ministry Condemned for Tsunami Victim Secrecy
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No.39 January 2005
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*From the New Year's Message of NSK Chairman Shinichi Hakoshima
--Accomplishing the Missions and Roles of News Reporting
*2004 Aggregate Newspaper Circulation 53.02 million
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*Topics
--Press Photographers Announce Awards
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Story of the Month>>>
2005 Prospects for Japan's Newspaper Industry
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No.38 December 2004
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*EU Drops Kisha Club Complaint
*Top Court Dismisses Claim for NHK Correction
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*Topics
--Press Photographers' Associations Announce 2003 Awards
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Top Writers Debate the Issues
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No.37 November 2004
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*National Convention Pledges to Meet Readers°« Trust
*Powerful quakes hit Niigata, Newspapers Track Essential Utilities
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*Topics
--Magazine Ordered to Pay Record 20 Million Yen for Libel
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Story of the Month>>>
Prof. Hamada: Reconsidering the Newspaper's Role
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No.36 October 2004
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*NSK Announces 2004 Editorial Division Awards
*Asahi Shimbun, Chugoku Shimbun agree on consignment printing
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*Topics
--Kyodo News Launches Special-Assignment Writer System
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Special Editions Feature Elementary and Junior High School Writers
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No.35 September 2004
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*Advertising Up for 2nd Straight Half in January-June 2004
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*Topics
--Google Launches Japanese News-Search Service
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Story of the Month>>>
Record Crowd at NIE Convention in Niigata City
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No.34 August 2004
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*Newspaper, News Agency Jobs Continue Slide
*Asahi Shimbun Spins Kyoto Factory into Action
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*Topics
--NEWSPARK hosts Summer Events for Students
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Story of the Month>>>
Parents Rate Newspaper Use in the Classroom
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No.33 July 2004
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*TV Asahi Settles with Farmers on Dioxin Report
*Yomiuri Shimbun's Koriyama Factory in Action
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*Topics
--NSK hosts 27th Fellowship Program for ASEAN Journalists
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Story of the Month>>>
Media Ethics Symposium Draws Over 400

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No.32 June 2004
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* NSK, NAB agree to Moderation in Coverage of Repatriated Abductees' Children
* 119 Media People Cover Prime Minister Koizumi's Visit to Pyongyang
* Diet Adopts Quasi-Jury System
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*Topics
--27th ASEAN Journalists Study Program Under Way
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Story of the Month>>>
Media Exercises Restraint on Freed Japanese Civilians from Iraq
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No.31 May 2004
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* Yomiuri Shimbun's Kyoto Factory Spins into Operation
* Chunichi Shimbun Puts Tsujimachi Factory Into Action
* 11 Chinese Journalists Make Exchange Visit
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*Topics
--Kyodo's Haruna Wins National Press Club Award
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NSK Advertising Committee Issues Media-Usage Survey Results
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No.30 April 2004
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* NSK, NAB Agree to Rules for Covering SDF in Iraq
* Imada is new NSK Secretary General
* NSK Urges Kisha Club to Cooperate with Foreign Journalists
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*Topics
---Yomiuri, Britain's Times Enter Partnership
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Story of the Month>>>
Weekly Journal Series: "Descriptions of the Media in School Textbooks"
(Second in a two-part series. This article examines the teaching of information theory in junior high school courses on the Japanese Language)
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No.29 March 2004
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* Shinano Mainichi's Kosaka Named NSK Vice President
* Dentsu: Total Ad Sales Fall for 3rd Straight Year, Newspapers See 1.9% Slide
* Dentsu Predicts 2.3 % Rise in Japan Ad Sales
* NEWSPARK Features Braille Newspaper
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*Topics
--Three Win Special Vaughan-Ueda Prize for Iraq War Coverage
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Story of the Month>>>
Weekly Journal Series: "Descriptions of the Media in School Textbooks"
(First article in a two-part series)
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No.28 Feb. 2004
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* Government Unveils Draft Bill for Lay-Judge Jurors
-- Planned Restrictions on Media Deleted
* NSK Seeks End of Ban on Media Monopolies
* Tokyo Publisher Convicted, Appeals Comic-Book Obscenity Ruling
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*Topics
--Yomiuri Photographer Wins Chubu Grand Prix for Hostage-Taking Picture
--Mainichi announces its online news site merger with MSN
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Story of the Month>>>
Media Seeks For More Information about SDF Activities in Iraq
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No.27 Jan. 2004
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* From the New Year's Message of NSK President Shinichi Hakoshima°ń
--Fighting the Regulation of Reporting, and Promoting Newspapers In Education
* 2003 Aggregate Newspaper Circulation at 52.87 million
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*Topics
--Press Photographers' Associations Announce 2003 Awards
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Story of the Month>>>
2004 Prospects for Japan's Newspaper Industry
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No.26 Dec. 2003
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* NSK Rejects Latest EU Call for End of Kisha Club System
* EU Official Applauds Liberalization Effort, Denies Factual Error
* New Yomiuri Tokyo Factory Features Latest Equipment
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*Topics
--NEWSPARK Features Exhibition of Newspaper Comics
--Interview with the Publisher/Editor of "The Voice of East Timor"
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Story of the Month>>>
20,000 Visit Newspaper Production Show
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No.25 Nov. 2003
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* National Convention in Kumamoto Pledges to Uphold Mission of Journalism
* Controversial Human Rights Protection Bill Dies on the Table
* Mainichi Opens Athens Bureau Ahead of the 2004 Summer Olympics
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*Topics
--14 ASEAN Journalists Complete NSK Training Project
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Story of the Month>>>
Senior Editors Discussed "Today's Newspaper°§ Tomorrow's Readers"
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No.24 Oct. 2003
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* NSK Announces 2003 Editorial Division Awards
* Members Open Baghdad Bureaus, Offices
* Asahi, Mainichi and Yomiuri Test Voice-news Service for Mobile Phone Users
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*Topics
--Hanshin Tigers' Victory Spurs Osaka Sports Dailies
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Story of the Month>>>
Media Ethics Council holds Annual Meeting
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No.23 Sep. 2003
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* Newspaper, News Agency Employment Down for 11th Straight Year
* Advertising Down in First Half of 2003 for 4th Straight Period
* Jiji, Reuters to Tighten Tie-up In Financial Information
* Kyodo News, Itar-Tass Expand Ties Centering on Internet
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*Topics
--Kyodo News places New York Daily News photos at NEWSPARK
--Yomiuri Launches Electronically Distributed Newspaper Abroad
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Story of the Month>>>
The Newspaper Foundation for Education and Culture held the 8th NIE national convention on July 31-Aug. 1 in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture
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No.22 August 2003
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* NSK Committee Opposes Guideline on Deceptive, Misleading Ads
* Mainichi Issues Guideline Outline for War Coverage
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*Topics
--NEWSPARK Features Exhibition on Major Earthquakes
--AP Tokyo Bureau Chief Elected FCCJ President
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Newspapers Act to Protect Privacy In Databases
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No.21 July 2003
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* Hakoshima Named New NSK President
* Gross Newspaper Sales Decline on Low Ad Revenues
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*Topics
--Kyoto, Kobe and Chugoku Papers Jointly Launch Advanced Database
--Nikkan Sports Starts Up Oji Factory
--Exchange Plaza Opens at Asahi's New Head Office in Kitakyushu
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Story of the month>>>
Discussions on War Coverage by 'Embedded' Correspondents
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No.20 June 2003
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* NSK Committee Opposes Media Regulation in Judicial System Reforms
* Personal Information Protection Bills Enacted Despite Media Concerns
* Mainichi Reporter Gets 18 Months in Jail for Blast at Jordanian Airport
* ASEAN Journalists Study Program Postponed Due to SARS scare
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*Topics
--Mainichi Shimbun's Kitamura reelected JNPC Chairman
--Yomiuri, Hokkaido Shimbun Use 'Choro-Q' Toy Cars for Promotio
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Story of the month>>>
Japanese Newspapers, News Agencies Seek Balance on Iraq War
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No.19 May 2003
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* NSK Calls for Direct Access to Victims of North Korean Abductions
* 10 Chinese Journalists Visit on Exchange Program
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*Topics
--Annual Reception for Foreign Correspondents Held
--Chugoku Shimbun's Tashiro Wins NKC Award
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Story of the month>>>
Japanese Newspapers Aim to Charge for Web Sites
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No.18 Apr. 2003
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* Asahi President Hakoshima To Lead NSK from June
* NSK Circulation Committee Sets April 6 as Newspaper-Reading Day
* NSK Opposes Use of TV Footage In Courts, Subpoena of Reporters
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*Topics
--Special Ad uses Mobile Phone Cameras to Feature University Entrants
--Kyoto Shimbun Opens 'Kyoto Photo Archive'
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Story of the month>>>
Japanese Media Report Developments of the Iraq War
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No.17 Mar. 2003
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* Ad Revenues Plunge Below 6 Trillion Yen in 2002: Dentsu Report
-- Newspaper Ad Revenues Drop 11% --
* Newspark Features Exhibition of Supplements
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*Topics
--Asahi°«s Kawakami, Kyodo°«s Hirai, Nikkei°«s Suzuoki Share Vaughan-Ueda Prize
--2002 Sales of Books, Magazines Mark 6th Straight Annual Decline
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Japanese Newspapers Heat Up Coverage of °»Godzilla°… Matsui
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No.16 Feb. 2003
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*Newsprint Demand and Supply for 2002
*Domestic Consumption of Newsprint Projected to Dip 0.3% in 2003
*5 European Journalists on NSK Fellowship
*"Sept. 11 Photo Exhibition" to Close at Newspark
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*Topics
--Miyazaki Nichi-Nichi Shimbun Factory Starts Full Operations
--NHK Archive Opens in Kawaguchi City
--Kyushu Press Photographers Association Award for 2002
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Story of the month>>>
CTP Adoption by Japanese Newspaper Companies
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No.15 Jan. 2003
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* Newspaper Industry Prospects for 2003
Addressing Unfounded Criticism of Japan's Press Club System
*53.20 million Aggregate Newspaper Circulation in 2002
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*Topics
--Press Photographers Associations Announce 2002 Awards
--Niigata Nippo's New Printing Factory Starts Full Operations
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Story of the month>>>
Introducing New Year's Day pages at Newspark
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No.14 Dec. 2002
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*Japan°«s Newspaper Industry in 2002
*Subcommittee on Press Clubs Reactivated in Response to EU Criticism
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*Topics
--Mainichi Shimbun to Close Takebashi Factory
--Japan-South Korea Newspaper Advertisement Seminar
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ISO Adopts °»Japan Color for Newspapers°… Standard
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No.13 Nov. 2002
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*Newspaper Convention Hears Call for Quality to Reverse Readership Decline
*NSK °»Read Me°… Campaign Aimed at Younger Generations
*Japan-South Korea Editors Seminar Deepens Mutual Understanding
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*Topics
--NSK conducts the Tokyo program of the Jefferson Fellowship for journalists
--South Korean City News Editors Visit Japanese Counterparts
--Jomo Shimbun Launches °»Readers Committee°…
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Story of the month>>>
Curbs Imposed on Direct Media Contact with North Korean Abduction Victims
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No.12 Oct. 2002
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*NSK Releases Newspaper-Company Performance Survey for 2001
*Newspark features °∆Japanese-Language Newspapers Abroad and the Communities of Japanese Descendants°«
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*Topics
--Winners Announced for Awards Marking Newspaper Week
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Story of the Month>>>
Japanese Media Newsflash: Prime Minister Koizumi°«s Trip to North Korea
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No.11 Sep. 2002
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*NSK Announces 2002 Awards, Prepares for Newspaper Week
*Number of Newspaper, News Agency Employees falls to 57,000
*13 ASEAN Journalists Attend NSK Workshop
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*Topics
--Three Major Regional Papers To Develop Integrated Database
--Competition Up Among Chinese-Language Media in Japan
--Panel to Propose Substitutes for Foreign Words
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Story of the Month>>>
Advertising Down for 11th Straight Month
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No.10 August 2002
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*Diet Session Ends Without Passing Media Regulation Laws
*Newspark Featuring Exhibition on Atomic Bombings
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*Topics
--NSK Seeks Continued Discount Postal Rates for Newspapers
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Story of the Month>>>
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Activities Gaining Momentum
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No.9 July 2002
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*Gross Newspaper Earnings Drop on Weak Ad Sales
*Newspaper Copyright Council Created
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*Topics
--Okinawa Times Launches Electronic Overseas Edition
--Ise Shimbun Sets Up Readers°«Forum
--Japan°«s First E-voting in Niimi City, Okayama
--Free Daily Tabloid Debuts Tokyo
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Story of the Month>>>
Japanese sports dailies were operating at full tilt during the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals running through June
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No.8 June 2002
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*Opposition Growing Against Personal Information,Human Rights Protection Bills
*Media Symposium Jointly Hosted By NSK, China Information Office
*Digital Photojournalism Exhibition at Newspark
*World Cup Fever Rocks Japanese Archipelago
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*Topics
--Mainichi Shimbun Sets Up IT Research Unit
--San-In Chuo Shimpo Sets Up Ombudsman Committee
--Statute of Limitations Expires for 1987 Asahi Shimbun Killing
--Prime Minister's New Official Residence Opens
--Yomiuri Shimbun Introduces Holding-Company System
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Story of The Month>>>
NSK Advertising Committee Issues Media-Contact Survey Results
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No.7 May 2002
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*NSK Board of Directors Issues Protest Statement
Diet Begins Debate on Human Rights and Personal Data Protection Bills

*NSK Editorial Affairs Committee to Address 'Media Scrum' Problem
*Japan-China Journalist Exchange Held On Theme Of "Media Management
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Topics
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Minami-Nippon and Kumamoto-Nichinichi form Ombudsman Committees
--NHK Opens New Research Laboratory
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Story of this month>>>>
The State of Japanese Digital Broadcasting via Communications Satellites
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No.6 April 2002
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Story of this month>>>>
Japan's Media Industry Opposes Three Bills
Expected to Tighten Regulation of the Media
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*TV Interviews Accepted as Evidence
*Newspark Photo Exhibition Features 2 Pulitzer-Winners
*International Seminar Focuses on Media Ethics
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Topics
--Fukui Shimbun Opens Newspaper Pavilion in New Building
--Asahi Launches Media Course At Sophia University
--NHK Opens Course for University Students in Kyoto
--Kanagawa Shimbun Starts Online Evening Edition
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No.5 March 2002
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*More than 460,000 Employed in Newspaper Delivery
*Asahi's Usanami, Kyodo's Oikawa Win Vaughan-Ueda Prize
*American, Japanese Journalists Make Exchange Visits
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Topics
--Mainichi to Introduce Expert Writers System in April
--Shinano-Mainichi's Reporter Competes at Salt Lake City Winter Olympics
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Story of this month>>>>
°°Newspaper Advertising Revenues Stuck In the Doldrums
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No.4 February 2002
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* NSK Unveils New Guidelines on Press Club Operations
* Top Court Holds Newspapers Liable for Carrying Defamatory Wire Reports
* Justice Ministry Outlines Privacy Protection Law Covering Newsgathering
* 2001 Extra Issues On Display at Newspark
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Topics
-Nikkei to Raise Font Size in April
-Asahi's Kawasaki Printing Plant Wins ISO-14001 Certification
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Story of this month>>>>
* Newspaper Sales Competition Expected to Increase in 2002
* Many Newspapers Setting Up Third-Party Ombudsman Committees
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No.3 January 2002
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Prospects for Japan's Newspaper Industry in 2002
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* Aggregate Newspaper Circulation in Japan Stands at 53.68 million
* NSK Issues Guidelines on Self-Restraint for 'Media Scrums'
* Itinerary Announced for Japan-U.S. Journalists' Exchange Program
* Topics
--Shinano-Mainichi's 40-Page Full-Color-Printing Facility in Full Operation
--Press Photographers Association Announces 2001 Awards
Story of this month>>>>
Damages Awarded in Media-Related Litigations Soar in 2001
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No.2 December 2001
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*2001 Japan Newspaper Production Show held in Tokyo
*Sankei Shimbun ending Tokyo Evening Editions
*Media Organizations Join Celebrations As Crown Princess Bears Girl Baby
*Five European Journalists visit on NSK Fellowship Program
*Japan-U.S. Journalist Exchange rescheduled to February
*Topics
--Ehime Shimbun Exchanging Articles with Dalian Newspaper
--50 Years of Commercial Broadcasting Commemorated
--Dentsu Inc. debuts on TSE
--LDP Holding Regular News Conferences for Foreign Media
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No.1 November 2001
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* Newspaper Convention Held in Fukuoka
* NSK Releases Results of 2nd Readership Survey
* Newspaper Advertisement Data Archives Launched
* Terrorist Atttacks on the U.S. Affect Japan's Newspaper and Broadcast Industries
* Topics
--Waseda University Announces 1st Tanzan Ishibashi memorial Journalism Awards
--National Meeting of Mass-Media Ethics Council Held in October
--Japan Mass Media Society Marks 50th Anniversary
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