Democracy and Human Rights Program
Lies of Plausible Claims are Problematic [in Japanese]
DateApril 3, 2022
BibliographyShinano Mainichi Shimbun
AuthorICHIHARA, Maiko
Summary The article suggests that Russian government propaganda may have considerable influence in Japan. One example is the mainstream view in Japan of the purpose of the invasion of Ukraine (that Russia invaded to prevent NATO membership of Ukraine), which implies the possibility that Japanese are taking the Russian government's claims at face value.