This article studies the changing image of the Japanese women’s beauty in
the cosmetics advertisements of woman’s magazine “SHUHU-NO-TOMO” from
1931 to 1943. The image of Japanese Woman’s portrays in cosmetics advertising
had changed. to be young, natural, and healthy, because Japanese beauty was
considered that they didn’t look pale and white skin but had natural and young
one. The data suggest that a real shift in the relationship between makeup and
Japanese woman’ image has occurred on cosmetics advertising in consumer society.
This article reconsiders the problem of the brain death and the organ
transplantation on the TV news program. Until now, the organ transplantation
from the children who are under fifteen has been forbidden in the Japanese law.
Now this law is to be amended. This is the problematic issue about the knowledge
of the human life and death. So I take one news program about the organ
transplantation. And, by the questionnaire method, I survey the effects of this
program to the viewers. They tend to be oriented to agree with the amendment
of the organ transplantation law in general.
China’s propaganda aimed at Japan has been favorably accepted by the
Japanese mass media since diplomatic relations resumed between China and Japan.
China had a favorable opportunity to enhance its international presence in
the spring of 2003, when a young Premier came to power and China launched a
diplomatic initiative to solve the North Korea issue. However, there was a possibility
that the SARS epidemic would have adverse effects on China’s propaganda
aimed at Japan. The objective of this study is to reveal how the SARS
epidemic influenced China’s propaganda aimed at Japan in Japanese newspapers.
The results of the analysis verified that Japanese newspapers covered
mainly economic stagnation between China and Japan due to the spread of
SARS rather than anxiety over the state of hygiene management in China. In
addition, it was found that whenever the suppression of information was taken
up in Japan a timely rebuttal was issued by the Chinese government in order
to lessen negative effects on the propaganda aimed at Japan.
During World War II, the U.S. government uprooted more than 110,000
Japanese Americans from the West Coast and put them into inland camps. This
incident has been examined from various aspects by a number of scholars. But
very little has been written about how the federal government treated the
press of Japanese Americans. This study analyzes how the Office of Facts and
Figures (OFF) and Office of War Information (OWI) made use of the Japanese
“enemy language” newspapers for information dissemination during the earliest
phase of war. It also investigates how these agencies elicited voluntary cooperation,
which was de facto self-censorship, from Japanese newspapers.
This paper aims to clarify the social meaning of the call-in debate program
in Taiwan. The program was supported widely at first. However, the criticism
of the program has increased recently. In order to find out the reasons, we analyze
the role of the program in the society through interpreting the public discussions
about the program. We found that the broadcasting media could activate
a social debate by the debate process in the program. The diversity of value
in the society can be assured by such debate process. Therefore the public
can reconsider political issues and reconstruct values and opinions.