Reporters Without Borders, the global nonprofit group, reported the freedom of press in 2011globally. As many expected, Japan placed 22nd out 179 nations, slipping from 11th the year before due to “excessive restrictions” on the Fukushima nuclear disaster (Japan Times 27 January 2012).Also on the list, the United States fell 27 places to 47th after many Occupy Wall Street protests were arrested. Meanwhile, some countries in the
Middle East improved their ranks. Tunisia rose 30 places to 134th and ranked 154th, improving their ranks dramatically. Libya
Friday, March 30, 2012
Freedom of Press in Japan/The 3rd-Rate Journalist in Japan-III
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.