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PERSONAL BACKGROUND:@Kenichi ASANO

Born: July 27, 1948
Nationality: Japanese

EProfessor of Journalism and Mass Communications, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Letters, Doshisha University
EProfessor of Journalism, Doctorate Degree Program, Department of Journalism, Graduate School of Letters, @@@@@Doshisha University, Karasuma Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8580, JAPAN

Tel: +81-75-251-3457 (or -3441)
Fax: +81-75-251-3066
E-mail: asanokenichi@nifty.com

Residence:
Fax: +81-4-7134-8555

1. Education:

Faculty of Economics, Keio University, April 1968; B.A., economics, 1972; completed journalism studies at Institute of Journalism and Mass Communications Research, Keio University, 1972.

2. Teaching Experience:

EInstitute of Journalism and Mass Communications Research, Keio University, Lecturer, Journalism, April 1993-March 1995
EProfessor of Journalism and Mass Communications, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Letters, Doshisha University,  April 1994-present
EProfessor of Journalism, Master's Degree Program, Department of Journalism Graduate School of Letters, Doshisha University, April 1994-present
EProfessor of Journalism, Doctorate Degree Program, Department of Journalism, Graduate School of Letters, Doshisha University, April 1998-present
(Newly  established doctorate degree program following approval by Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture in January 1997. I was approved as one of five faculty members to open the Doctorate Degree Program. I teach "Ethics of Journalism" and "Research in Mass Communications Law" in the Master's Degree Program and "Freedom of Communication and Mass Communications Law" in the Doctoral Degree Program.)

3. Professional Experience:

EReporter, departments of city news, Chiba bureau, radio & television news, and international news; Kyodo News, April 1972-February 1989
EChief Correspondent, Jakarta Bureau; Kyodo News, February 1989-July 1992
EInternational News Department editor; Kyodo News, July 1992-March 1994
EEditorial Writer, Berita Press (www.NikkanBerita.com), February 2004-now

4a. Professional Publications (Japanese):

E"The Crime of Crime Reporting," Gakuyo Shobo, 1984
E"Criminal Reporting Reform," Nihon Hyoronsha, 1985@@
E"Crime Reporting and the Police," Sanichi Shobo, 1987
E"The Emperor and the Mass Media," Sanichi Shobo, 1989 (with Hiroshi Sakai)
E"The Crime of Reporting Extremists," Sanichi Shobo, 1990
E"Objective Reporting," Chikuma Shobo, 1993
E"Expulsion Order: 1,200 Days in Covering Indonesia," Nihon Hyoronsha, 1993
E"Japan Could Become the Enemy of the World," Sanichi Shobo, 1994
E"The Principle of Anonymity in Reporting Crimes," Gakuyo Shobo, 1995 (with Masanori Yamaguchi)
E"Japan's Irresponsible Mass Media," Gendaijin Bunsha, 1996 (edited with Masanori Yamaguchi)
E"The Age of Media Fascism," Akashi Shobo, 1996
E"The Crime and Punishment of News Coverage of the Matsumoto Sarin Gas Incident," Daisan Bunmeisha, 1996 (with Yoshiyuki Kouno)
E"Japanese Universities and the Asia Pacific War," Nihon Keizai Hyoronsha, 1996 (with Atsushi Shirai, et al)
E"Debate: Do Newspapers Have a Future?" Gendaijin Bunsha, 1996 (editor)
E"The Second Offense of Reporting Crimes," Daisan Shokan, 1998
E"The Journalist's Conscience in Reporting Crimes," Daisan Shokan, 1998
E"The Emperor's Reporters: The Major Newspapers' 'Invasion of Asia'", Three@A Network, 1997
E"Aum Shinrikyo and the Mass Media," Daisan Shokan, 1997
E"Media Lynching," Ushio Shuppan, 1997
E"From a Hero to a Bomber," Sanichi Shobo, 1998
E"Wandering Report of Brain Death Transplants," Tsukuru Shuppan, 2000
E"Imminent Statutory Regulation & Obstacles to Establish Press Council," Gendaijinbunsha, 2002
E"To Resist?Chomsky & Asano Talk," Gendaijin Bunsha, 2003 (with Professor Noam Chomsky)
E"From the Scenes of Press Assailants, " Shakai Hyoronsha, 2003

4b. Professional Publications (English):

E"Case For The Anonymity Rule," The Daily Yomiuri, Dec. 12, 1987
E"Greens field a swamp campaign," South (business magazine of the developing world), May 1990
E"Indonesia's political dilemma," The Japan Times, Nov. 1, 1990
E"Japanese militarism rings alarm bells," New Straits Times, Malaysia, Dec. 21, 1991
E"Trial by media: ombudsman needed," Tokyo Weekender, June 7, 1996
E"Japan's Troubled News Media," The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 29, 1997
E"Kenichi Asano interview by Prof. Stewart Wachs, Associate Editor, Kyoto Journal." Kyoto@Journal  (KJ) #46 special issue on media in Asia, Feb. 2000  (Full interview on website: http://www.kampo.co.jp/kyoto-journal/ )
E"Japan and America's War,"  Harvard Asia Quarterly,  Autumn 2001
 (Original title was  "Japanese Self-Defense Forces And The September 11 Terrorists Attacks")
E"Why Japan Remains a Threat to Peace and Democracy in Asia,h essay published in gCensored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Storiesh (Seven Stories Press, NY, 2003). Edited by Dr. Peter Phillips, Sociology Department/Project Censored at Sonoma State University, California, US. This is a reprint of a paper I presented at an international conference at Hong Kong City University in December 2002.
 -- Plus several other books, and more than 100 articles in academic journals and magazines.

5. Academic Awards:

EAmerican Field Service International Scholarship Exchange Student Program, 1966-1967
EMatsushita Foundation International Understanding Research Assistance Program, 1995-1996
EGrant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (c) from The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 1996-1997. The theme of my research was "How to Harmonize a Free Press and Individual Integrity".

6. Civic, Religious and Professional Services:

EReceived license of English-language interpreter/tourist guide from Japanese Transport Ministry, February 1969
EOne of the founders of "Liaison Committee on Human Rights and Mass Media Conduct" (JIMPOREN)
EMember of Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communications
EMember of Association of Former Kyodo News Reporters
ESpeaker on "Problems of Modern Journalism," Convocation at DMH Hall, International Christian University, January 17, 1985
EWorkshop Lecture on "Prevention of Crimes and Mass Media," Japan Society for Sociocriminology, Bukkyo University, October 8, 1985
ESpecial Lecture, The Hyogo Joint Summer Session at Sea, August 1990 and August 1992
EWorkshop presentation on "Japan and ASEAN," International Symposium hosted by Institute of International Strategy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 8, 1991
EResearch Meeting Lecture on "Crime Reporting and Crime Rates," Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communications, July 15, 1993
EPanelist at symposium on "Indonesian Development and the Role of NGOs," Japan-Indonesia NGO Network, July 29, 1993
EWorkshop Lecture on "Southeastern Asian Press Under Japanese Military Rule," Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and  Mass Communications, Kansei Gakuin University, June 9, 1996
EWorkshop Lecture on "Prospects to Establish Japanese Press Council," Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communications, Kanazawa Gakuin University, June 9, 1996
EWorkshop Lecture on "Media Accountability System and Press Ethics," Japan Society For Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication, Tokyo Joho University, Oct. 26, 1996
EDelivered Lecture on "How prominent Japanese newspapers reported Korea's March 1st Independence Movement in 1919,"  nternational Symposium on Korea's March 1st Independence Movement and Non-violence Movement, March 1997
EAdviser for Japan Federation of Newspaper Workers Unions' research trip to Europe, May 1997
EDelivered lecture on "Privacy and Media" to National Diet Library staff, Oct. 6, 1997
EDelivered lecture on "The Japanese Press and Brain Death" at international symposium titled "Psychosocial Aspects of Organ Donation" during International Congress on Psychonephrology, June 2000
EDelivered lecture "The Lapdog Press and One Party Rule in Japan", ICA 2001 Conference Session #2422: Democracy and Media in East Asia Seminar, June 2001
EDelivered Keynote Address "Donation, Transplantation and the Mass Media : the Asian Experience," Session 3 2, gWho Cares? Donation, Transplantation and the General Public," The 6th Congress of the International Society for Organ Sharing, July 23, 2001
EDelivered lecture "Japanese Self-imposed 'Kisha-Club' System Decays Investigative Journalism," Workshop #6,  Democracy and Media in East Asia, Pre-conference of International Communication Association, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 14, 2002
EDelivered lecture gWhy Japan Remais a Threat to Peace and Democracy in Asia ? The Problem of Lap Dog Journalism,h International Conference on Governance in Asia, 5-7 December 2002, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
EDelivered lecture " Comparative Studies on Media Accountability Systems in the World," Fifth Meeting, Alliance of Independent Press Councils in Europe, AIPCE 11-12 September 2003, Stockholm, Sweden

7.  International and Other Experience:

EAmerican Field Service International Scholarship student, Aug. 1966 -July 1967
EMember of Chiba Prefectural Friendship Tour to China, May 1979
EMember of UNICEF Japan's study tour to Cambodia,  May 1988
EChief Correspondent of Kyodo News Jakarta Bureau, Feb. 1989 to July 1992
EMember of Editorial Board of Journalism Studies from Sept. 1998-present. The editors will be Bob Franklin (Sheffield University, UK) and Jenny McKay (Scottish Centre For Journalism, Strathclyde University); a third editor will be based in a Department of Journalism in the USA. The first issue was published in January 2000.

8. Research and Teaching:

EComparative studies of media accountability systems in various countries so as to harmonize the rights of a free press and individual integrity and privacy. (I would like to implement the Swedish model of a Press Council in Japan after scrutinizing several problems to be solved.)
EComparative studies to see how the mass media report crimes committed by juveniles in various countries. 
EResearch on the roles of the mass media in Southeast Asia.
EContinued research on journalism in Asian countries under Japanese military rule. (I plan to interview several more Japanese and Asian journalists who worked for Japanese military-controlled newspapers.)
EMore details about my social activities can be found on the Internet, as follows:
--Homepage of Asano Seminar, Doshisha University: 
--JIMPOREN  (Liaison Committee on Human Rights and Mass Media Conduct)  (English): http://www.jca.ax.apc.org/~jimporen/welcome.html

--KYOTO JOURNAL INTERVIEW  (English): http://www.kampo.co.jp/kyoto-journal/media/asano.html
--SPEECH TRANSCRIPT/BIO ? "The Role of Journalists in Elections in Indonesia" (English): FEATURES/INDONESIA/elections.html 
--HARVARD ASIA QUARTERLY ARTICLE TEXT (English): FEATURES/2001/harvard.html
--DOSHISHA UNIVERSITY (Professor Asano's homepage - in Japanese) index.html (mostly in Japanese, but includes some "Feature Articles" toward the bottom in English)
--Thursday Night Talk excerpts ? March 20, 2003 (preface by Professor Asano) FEATURES/2003/e-usafmradiod.html
(
Radio show transcripts featuring Professor Asano on KHSU-FM in Arcata, California, US.  Professor Asano was a special guest for March 20, the day after the US@invasion of Iraq). 

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