Effort by Japan to Stifle News Media Is Working

By: MARTIN FACKLER of The New York Times

Abandoning the script on live television to announce that he would be quitting his job, Shigeaki Koga, a television commentator, criticized the Abe government's control over news media. His outburst created public controversy in Japan over the government's intervention to reduce the news' crucial coverage.

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