I'm no prude, but I wonder what the Japan Times is thinking when they run two articles in the Sunday paper about porn actress awards and hostess clubs with porn stars. How are these "specials" or even relevant to a newspaper? Or is it that they miss the readership they used to get with the Tokyo Confidential column they ended not long ago?
Maybe I'm beating a dead horse now, but an article in the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan's No.1 Shimbun [PDF] completely misses the point about why people have complained about the Mainichi running the WaiWai column.
I'll throw my hat into the ring about the end of the WaiWai column. Rather than a story of an Internet mob bullying a newspaper and its foreigner writer, WaiWai is an example of a massive failure in corporate governance.