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AI is running the lives of Delivery Workers in Japan

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Every year, millions of people around Japan receive packages from Amazon. The packages  arrive day and night and invariably in pristine condition. But few give much thought to the exhausted delivery worker.

Why workers and communities oppose Japanese incineration in Southeast Asia

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This article was developed with the support of JournalismFund.eu   Ever wondered why the world’s largest metropolis is so clean? Ask Watanabe Ayumu. One of Tokyo’s...

A Cut Above the Rest:Shibata Akari

Shibata Akari is one of a small number of female slaughterhouse workers in an industry steeped in discrimination and where workers were not even paid until the 1970s.

Stemming the Shecession and Shadow Pandmic under COVID in Japan

The pandemic has pushed women even further to the margins in Japan, exposing the systemic discrimination, as well as the lack of appropriate public services, especially for struggling women.

Green Shield: How Japan is Pushing Carbon Capture in Southeast Asia

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Last October, Japan helped launch the Asia Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization (CCUS) Network, its latest strategy for combating climate change. But the project, heavily backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), has been criticized for providing cover for Japanese fossil fuel companies.

Evaluating corporate media war reporting in Ukraine

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In this article, I want to critically look at mainstream media reportage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, from the perspective of the Unfiltered journalists’ collective.

David McNeill previously pointed out that Japanese television outlets have avoided providing on-the-ground coverage. I want to investigate other areas not covered in his article, to further deepen the discussion on reporting the Ukrainian invasion.

Out of the Line of Fire

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Japanese media companies have mostly avoided on-the-ground reporting in Ukraine. Why?

Struggle against Union Busting, Police Oppression over Fair Wage

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Someone in the Japanese government appears to have ordered an Osaka-based union to be destroyed. The Kan’nama story has triggered alarming constitutional questions – but little media attention.

This article is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese)