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Please Don’t Change The Facts – Part 5

by Jonathan Vankin

  Memories of a Mercenary Journalist at the World’s Largest Newspaper Synopsis: In May of 1993, I arrived in Tokyo, Japan and after a brief ordeal landed a lucrative editing job at The Daily Yomiuri, the English-language version of Japan’s (and the world’s) largest-circulation daily newspaper. But only once I navigated a delicate and subtly […]

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Please Don’t Change The Facts – Part 4

by Jonathan Vankin

PLEASE DON’T CHANGE THE FACTS Memories of a Mercenary Journalist at the World’s Largest Newspaper Synopsis: In May of 1993, I arrived in Tokyo, Japan and after a brief ordeal landed a lucrative editing job at The Daily Yomiuri, the English-language version of Japan’s (and the world’s) largest-circulation daily newspaper. My job was to rewrite […]

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Please Don’t Change The Facts – Part 3

by Jonathan Vankin

Memories of a Mercenary Journalist at the World’s Largest Newspaper By Jonathan Vankin Synopsis: In May of 1993, I arrived in Tokyo, Japan, hoping to land a lucrative editing job at The Daily Yomiuri, the English-language version of Japan’s (and the world’s) largest-circulation daily newspaper. After a job interview in which it was implied that […]

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Please Don’t Change The Facts – Part 2

by Jonathan Vankin

Memories of a Mercenary Journalist at the World’s Largest Newspaper Synopsis: In part 1, I arrived at the offices of The Daily Yomiuri newspaper in Otemachi, Tokyo, Japan. I was clad in an unfamiliar charcoal-grey suit, preparing for what at the time — the time being early 1993 — seemed a critical, even life-altering job […]

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Please Don’t Change the Facts – Part 1

by Jonathan Vankin

Memories of a Mercenary Journalist at the World’s Largest Newspaper PART 1 “Ink, Sweat, Cigarettes and Air Conditioning” I am not accustomed to a necktie clutching at my trachea, especially in humidity like the Tokyo humidity. Nor is a charcoal pinstripe suit specifically my style. But Japan, they tell me, is a formal country and […]

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