We have to realise the serious situation of AIDS in Japan, because of high infection rate of hemophilia patients infected by the using of unheated blood products during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Responsibilities of bureaucrats of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, pharmaceutical companies of blood products and medical doctors related are going to be discussed in the Court. How did the mass media in Japan report those situations at that time? What kind of responsibilities should mass media have then? I will mention some important points about these issues.

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Comparative study of early AIDS reporting in Japan

Kenji Makino  

We have to realise the serious situation of AIDS in Japan, because of high infection rate of hemophilia patients infected by the using of unheated blood products during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Responsibilities of bureaucrats of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, pharmaceutical companies of blood products and medical doctors related are going to be discussed in the Court. How did the mass media in Japan report those situations at that time? What kind of responsibilities should mass media have then? I will mention some important points about these issues.

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