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Japan: Net users versus mainstream media on Governor Hashimoto

id:Chikirin observes that lately a pattern of estrangement has developed in Japan between the tone of existing mainstream media and public opinion on the net [ja], one that can be traced to a generation gap. The blogger takes the case of Osaka Governor Tōru Hashimoto, recently in the news for his views on education [ja]. id:Chikirin explains: “For the mass media, the public relations institution of the people currently wielding the power (the baby boomer generation), the fact that a ‘youngster’ in his thirties is governor, a position that is higher than theirs, is something that they just cannot take.”

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