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Name: Takesato Watanabe

Sex: Male

Address: (Residence) Hieidaira 2-22-3, Otsu 520-0016, Japan
Phone & Fax: 81-775-526-3430
e-mail:twatanab@mail.doshisha.ac.jp or twatanab@oak.ocn.ne.jp
Internet Web Site: http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~twatanab
(Office) Journalism Department, Faculty of Letters, Doshisha University, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8580, Japan  (Phone:81-775-251-3441,  Fax:81-775-251-3066)

Date of Birth: June 23, 1944  (Age 56 at present)

Nationality: Japanese

Degrees: B.A. English Literature, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, 1967
       M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication Studies, Doshisha University, 1969

Present Position: Professor of Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
              Teaching Journalism Ethics and Mass Communication Theory

Other Responsibilities: Advisory Committee Member to Kansai TV Co., Osaka, Japan
                   International Committee Member of Japan Table Tennis Association
                   Secretary General of Japan-Seychelles Association
Major Publications
      International English for Japanese, The Asahi Shimbun Press, Tokyo, 1983
      Seychelles Guide, Kobunsha Press, Tokyo, 1983
      The Paradigm for Civic Society, Shimin-Bunkasha Press, Otsu, 1987
      Media Studies at Present, (edited with Mitsuo Oka and Koji Yamaguchi),
                            Sekai-Shisosha Press, Kyoto, 1994
      Television and Its Media Hoaxes, Sanseido Press, Tokyo, 1995
      Sociology of Media Tricks, The Sekai-Shisosha Press, Kyoto, 1995
      Media Literacy, Diamond Press, Tokyo, 1997
      Fairness and Responsibility in the Media, Doshisha University Press, Kyoto, 1997
      Encyclopedia of Media & Communication Studies, (edited with Koji Yamaguchi),
                            The Sekai-Shisosha Press, Kyoto, 1999
      Information Democracy and The People's Right to Communicate, Ushio Shuppan Press,2000
People's Voice: The Seikyo Shimbun, Sangokan Press, 2000

Recent Academic Activities outside Japan by Takesato Watanabe, Professor at Doshisha University, Japan, written on May 2, 2000
1. Speeches on Media of Japan at four universities in the United Sates such as at San Diego State University, which was arranged by the Japanese Ministry for Foreign Affairs, September 1995
2. Speeches on The Role of Media at three universities in the United Kingdom such as Stirling University, which was arranged by the British Council, February 1996
3. Speech on The Recent Media Situation of Japan at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, which was arranged by the British Council, March 1998
4. Invited to attend the International Colloquium on Contemporary Japanese Culture at Cambridge University, the UK, which was arranged by the organizer at Cambridge University
5. Speech on Historical Revisionism in the Japanese Media at Pan-pacific Media Conference held at Claremont McKenna College in the US, which was arranged by the organizer, October 1998
6. Speech on Media Convergence -- an Experience of Japan at the International Colloquium on the Convergence of Political Economy, organized by European Association of Communication Studies, at the Westminster University, London, UK, September, 1999
7. Speech on New Religions in the Japanese Media at the Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Japanese Cultural Studies, October, 1999 at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
8. Speech on Japanese Media and Power Structure at The Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, US, October, 1999

          The above mentioned is correct as of September 20, 2000

                                       Takesato Watanabe 

Mr.Takesato Watanabe is currently a professor in Journalism and Mass Communication
at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. For more information write to:
Professor Takesato Watanabe
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Doshisha University, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8580 ,Japan
Phone:81-775-251-3441  Fax:81-775-251-3066
E-mail twatanab@mail.doshisha.ac.jp or twatanab@oak.ocn.ne.jp


  Media Editorials(English)
  • Content Transformation and Media Convergence of Japan
  • The Revisionist Fallacy in The Japanese Media1-Case Studies of Denial of Nazi Gas Chambers and NHK's Report on Japanese & Jews Relations

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    Seychells Tourist Office, Japan

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