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Political Parallelism in the Japanese and Chinese Media Political parallelism of the print media systems in the two countries is an important point of discussion because it demonstrates how print media outlets are related to their country's political parties. The aspect of political parallelism to a large extent influences the content of the print media in every country. Legewie, Nashihata, and Seidler (2010) assert that most dailies in Japan are more inclined to the publication of objectives facts and thus, they tend to avert subjective opinions or commentaries. In Japan, there is no direct linkage between media businesses and political parties, suggesting that Japan embraces an external pluralism that is neither weak nor strong. According to Willnat and Aw (2009), the Japanese print media tends to commit itself to the principle of objectivity and neutrality and as such, it is rare to find variations in editorial lines. For instance, Mainichi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun are liberal and tend to be
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