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How I wish American broadcasters had stronger rules like this in place.

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With all the exciting industries of our ages, say vaccine manufacturing, lithium or rare earth mines, who would even want to invest in Fuji TV?

Would love to know the answer if someone here knows it...

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Wish this article more clearly specified, at least, from where some of this extraneous ‘foreign’ investment and potential ‘influence’ or exertion of “control” originates?

- “J's communications ministry decided Fri to oblige broadcasters to regularly report on investments made by foreign shareholders,

in a bid to strengthen its surveillance

following revelations that some broadcasting companies had violated the foreign ownership rule. J broadcasting law currently requires that foreign shareholders should control less than 20% of voting rights in a broadcaster.

The limit is aimed at preventing foreign entities from exerting control over a broadcaster's local programming.” -

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The J-gov does not want anyone except the LDP to use TV broadcasting as a way to manipulate the masses and stay in power.

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How I wish American broadcasters had stronger rules like this in place.

It has. Rupert Murdoch was forced to become a US citizen so he could buy a network in the big liberal pro-market country.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-09-04-mn-23112-story.html

Japan is no different. Preventing foreign interference is the rule in many countries.

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They needn't bother. Less and less young people at least, are watching local TV anyway. They all glued to Youtube. And can only see the trend accelerating.

The J-gov does not want anyone except the LDP to use TV broadcasting as a way to manipulate the masses and stay in power.

So true!

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Very good, very good.

Root out foreign dealing in Japan!

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With all the exciting industries of our ages, say vaccine manufacturing, lithium or rare earth mines, who would even want to invest in Fuji TV?

China

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...was instrumental in convincing Japanese citizens to accept nuclear power (depite the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).

You can make napalm or jet fuel from kerosene. One for constructive uses and one for destructive uses.

Japan should use more nuclear power to increase its energy independence. Nuclear power and electric vehicles...

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Ha that's a hoot, Nippon Terebi was made with US money via CIA stooge Shoriki Matsutaro and was instrumental in convincing Japanese citizens to accept nuclear power (depite the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).

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