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Bug #40078 closed:corrected
Shaken Not Stirred

Writing for Bloomberg Business, Gearoid Reidy reports that "an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck deep underground about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) off Japan..." His story notes that "the agency [i.e. the Japan Meteorological Agency] reported an earlier preliminary magnitude reading... Read more

Bug #40035 closed:corrected
Half Right

A blog post on the Media Matters for America website criticizes Newsweek for failing to disclose the energy industry ties of an op-ed author, Randy Simmons, who penned an article railing against wind power. The Media Matters post notes:  “…Simmons isn't just any professor of... Read more

Bug #40023 closed:corrected
Better Late Than Never

A Japan Times article aimed at, as its title suggests, "Making your U.S. tax filing from Japan that little bit less … taxing," states:  "The statutory deadline for 2014 for those of us living overseas is June 15, 2015. Americans have it engraved in our minds that it should be April 15.... Read more

Bug #40021 closed:corrected
Picture This

(Warning: Linked content contains graphic images) A Mideast war correspondent notes via his Twitter account how a Daily Mail story tries to pass off an old photo as new.   Read more

Bug #39936 closed:corrected
All a Small Joke

Based on erroneous reports circulating in the British media, Circa has stated that “Sacha Baron Cohen will write, direct and star as Freddie Mercury in a coming biopic about the classic rock band, Queen.” The March 28 Telegraph article from which the Circa story is partly sourced... Read more

Bug #39923 closed:corrected
Tempest in a Teapot

Citing a now debunked New York Times article, Food Safety Magazine reports, “A sample of powdered tea imported from the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, just southeast of Tokyo, had 9.3 times the legal maximum level of radioactive cesium 137 allowed in food…”  The erroneous... Read more

Bug #39895 closed:corrected
Racist Rant in Black and White

In a recent Japan Times commentary entitled, "Kick out the touts who rule Roppongi," Gregory Cark pens a tale of his experience walking through Tokyo's untamed Roppongi district. In the second paragraph Clarke bemoans the fact that "little has been done about the blight of the mostly African touts... Read more

Bug #39879 closed:corrected
Guide Goes Wrong

A film fest guide published in the Japan Times places the location of the Tama Cinema Forum in Kanagawa Prefecture. It's a terrific guide but I think Tama is in Tokyo and it would probably be easier to find the Cinema Forum there rather than in Kanagawa Prefecture where it's probably not.  Read more

Bug #39877 closed:corrected
Punctuation Matters

A November 21 Japan Times headline reads "Japanese wives' secret savings triple husbands" - I guess this means money can buy love. Unless somebody just forgot to hang an apostrophe at the end of "husbands," then I guess it's just about the money. Read more

Bug #39864 closed:corrected
All "Fowled" Up

  When I see the words “gobble power” I immediately think “Turkey.” That is the fowl and not the country, Turkey, and certainly not India. So when an oped published in The Japan Times referred to “India's emergence as a gobble power,” I think the writer... Read more