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JT Cassidy

An old man with a newspaper and a bad attitude.

JT Cassidy's Website: http://timesmistaken.blogspot.jp/

JT Cassidy has reported 86 bugs

Bug #39895 open:under discussion
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 #39888 open:under discussion
Inaccuracy - It's All the Rage

  In a recent New York Times’ Dealbook column (“Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Misplaced Rage at Obama’s Treasury Nominee”), Andrew Ross Sorkin takes issue with an article penned by Senator Elizabeth Warren for the Huffington Post. In her HuffPo commentary Warren... Read more

Bug #39883 open
Headline Dead Wrong

On October 15, 2005 The Japan Times got it dead wrong when one of its headlines announced, “Trio who murdered four as minors sent to gallows.” I don’t know where the three convicted felons are now but a story that ran in the Mainichi Shimbun (“Daily News”) and... Read more

Bug #39881 open:under discussion
A Little Bird Told Me

The caption for a photo accompanying a story published in The Japan Times ("'White van' man tweet hits a nerve in class obsessed Britain") reads, "Labour party lawmaker Emily Thornberry resigned within 7 hours of uploading this photograph on Twitter. " The problem is that it doesn't seem to be the... 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 #39875 open:under discussion
"Child" Missing

When people opened their New York Times this November 11, they might have read an article under a headline that said,“Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border.” Then again maybe they didn’t, and for all the wrong reasons.  Writing in the Fairness and Accuracy in... Read more

Bug #39872 closed:withdrawn
Headline Error

The headline says: "Man dies after setting himself on fire in Tokyo's Hibiya Park" (the bold italics are mine).  The problem lies a few paragraphs into the article where it says: "The bespectacled man, who appeared to be in his 50s or 60s, reportedly survived his apparent suicide attempt but... Read more

Bug #39870 open:under discussion
No Place to Hide

  This Saturday The Japan Times (JT) published an op-ed entitled “Right-wing witch hunt signals dark days in Japan” by Professor Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan, whose searing commentaries have become a regular and welcome feature of the paper. The piece draws heavily... Read more

Bug #39866 closed:withdrawn
In a Word

  “Female GSDF officer to be assigned to NATO,” screams out a headline in today’s Japan Times. The article goes on to explain that GDSF stands for Ground Self Defense Forces (Japan’s defacto army) but what is the implication of the first word in the headline? Writing... Read more

Bug #39864 open
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

Bug #39861 closed:corrected
What's the Story?

A story published in The Japan Times and attributed to the AFP-Jiji  news service contains wording that is similar to an earlier Guardian article by staff reporter Ashifa Kassam bearing the exact same headline. What's the story there? Read more

Bug #39860 open
Jibe Talk vs. Jive Talk

  Earlier this year the Japan Times published an Associated Press story (“Hawaii lawmakers vow ban on police sex with prostitutes”) about police in the Aloha State urging their legislators to uphold a law that allows cops to have sex with prostitutes. The article states that... Read more

Bug #39858 open
What a Disaster!

  A wire service article (Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day) published in The Japan Times on September 1, 2014 states:  “At a news conference after the Cabinet meeting, Abe called for citizens’ support in times of disaster, asking them not to horde... Read more

Bug #39856 open
Wrong Party

  The photo of Osaka Mayor, Toru Hashimoto, speaking before an assembly of people accompanies an article stating that the elected official "urged students at Sakuranomiya High School to accept entrance exam suspensions proposed for some departments in light of the suicide scandal... Read more

Bug #39854 open:under discussion
Japan Times Low Balls Dolphin Catch

A January 19, 2014 wire report (Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt) appearing in the Japan Times states that during the Japanese village of Taiji’s annual dolphin hunt, “fishermen and divers in the village have caught at least 25 dolphins in a process to select captives... Read more

Bug #39852 open:under discussion
A Fishy Story

There are those who claim that finding errors in The Japan Times is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. Maybe this excerpt from an April 10, 2005 editorial (A shark goes free) illustrates what they are talking about:  "An ocean away from here in Monterey Bay, Calif., aquarium officials last... Read more

Bug #39851 open:under discussion
Who is Yumi Sakura?

It's a completely unsolved mystery. What makes it even more mysterious is the way The Japan Times handles, or doesn't handle it. Buried deep down in the dark recesses of the paper's archived digital records is an article by columnist Philip Brasor (Media Mix: Questions Abound, 911 conspiracies... Read more

Bug #39818 closed:corrected
"Respond quickly to questions about accuracy..."

In a well-penned and insightful article, contributing Huffington Post Media Blog author, Rev. Marie Siroky, states: “Unlike the invisible gay agenda or feminist agenda, there IS an agenda for journalists. It's known as Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and has been around... Read more

Bug #39802 open
Paper Resurrects White Savior Complex

Japan Times Resurrects White Savior Complex The reader mail section of any newspaper ought to be a platform supporting a wide range of diverging and hopefully enlightening views. It would be a shame for a paper’s editors to let those pages deteriorate into a soapbox for espousing something... Read more

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