Media plays a major role in Japanese politics. It is this subject which is here explored through the thirteen chapters written by jounalists and scholars - three Japanese and seven Americans. Hiroshi Akuto writes on media in electoral campaigning; Toshio Takeshita and Ikuo Takeuchi on media agenda in Japanese local elections.
A collection of essays which examine the influence of media in Japan. These essays discuss the media's influence in politics and public opinion, to name a few.