The Television Policy about the Self-Control in Japan

Monday, 11 July 2016: 11:00
Location: Hörsaal 23 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Ijung LIN, Osaka University of Economics, Japan
In 2015 summer, in Japan security bill to convert post-war security arrangements under the Abe administration has been deliberated in the Diet. Demonstrations by people who are against it were done every day in front of the National Assembly. TV was self-control in reporting on demonstrations and bill. It is not limited to this; self-control has been carried out in broadly TV program representation of Japan. The purpose of this study is to consider the television policy about the self-control (self-regulation on the contents of television show) in Japan. The approach employed in this analysis is as follows. First, I analyze the conversion of television institution before and after the World War Ⅱ. Second, I analyze the policy making process about the Broadcast Law to point out that the most of influence on the TV program representation in television is not Broadcast Law, but is the self-control. From these analyses, it can be pointed out that the self-control is not autonomously, but is heteronomously. Third, I analyze why the heteronomous self-control has been established in Japan through a case study about a program of comfort women.