Our monthly magazine DAYS JAPAN (Japanese version) was started on the first
anniversary of the Iraq war, March 20, 2004. We also have published
DAYS JAPAN International Edition
Since 9.11, a distrust of the conventional media has
been spreading. On too many occasions, critical information
failed to reach us. There were even times when the information
broadcast by the media urged us to choose the path to
war. As a result, our generation is rushing headlong
in a dangerous direction. Although there are photojournalists
who take excellent photographs, there aren’t enough
media to publish them. We think it is important to protect
our ability to read about the age we are in. That is
why DAYS JAPAN was born, amidst this crisis of international
mass media and journalism.
- Center on photojournalism
- Monitor power
- Carry out investigative reporting
- Distribute world-class distinguished documentary photographs
- Publish the documentary photos that best support the
campaign to protect human life and the natural environment
- Tackle topics such as discrimination, oppression,
starvation and crimes by men against women
One day, the will of the people will bring an end
A single photograph has the power to change the course
of a nation.
|Event related to
We have been holding the DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards on annual basis for the first time since 2005, where many distinguished works were distributed
from around the world. The exhibition of those prized
photos was critically acclaimed.
|DAYS JAPAN Support Fund for the Children of Fukushima:
On March 11th, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake triggered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster.
Two months later, in May DAYS JAPAN initiated a ‘fund-raising campaign to help provide radiation measurement instruments’ to the effected areas and together with the Fukushima Children’s Fund, that was established by the volunteers from the Chernobyl Children’s Fund, we delivered a number of food radiation monitors and whole-body counters to citizen’s groups in Fukushima Prefecture. This resulted in the establishment of at least six citizen’s radioactivity measuring stations.
In October, DAYS JAPAN set up the "Days Japan Support Fund for the Children of Fukushima" and initiated a recuperation project for the child victims of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. Its activities included support for food radioactivity monitoring stations and assisting in the establishment of recuperation centers.
On March 2012, a press conference was held, announcing the start of the project for a recuperation center called OKINAWA KUMI NO SATO. On July 5th when the center opened, receiving the first group of fifty-one, consisting of children and their guardians from Fukushima.
The number of children and guardians we have accommodated until July2013 is up to 550.
|Comments and articles
Interview with Ryuichi HIROKAWA, the editor in chief of DAYS
JAPAN, from Japan
Times on line , May 2, 2004
”I have long waited for such a authentic
photojournalism magazine. I support this magazine.“
Ruiko YOSHIDA (Photojournalist)
”The only magazine that has the unfaltering
courage to seek the truth that we need to know.”
Kenjiro HAITANI (Novelist)
”Surprised to see the painful reality that
had not been reported before. This must be done at all
costs.” Tokiko KATO (Singer)
the Editor-in-Chief of DAYS JAPAN:
On-site photojournalists take sellable photographs that are sent
to press agencies around the world, and from there the
mass media can buy and publish them. However, this commercialism
must not be the foundation of the practice of journalism,
as the facts behind such images always carry some bias:
Those who conduct bombing raids, for instance, are reluctant
to see photos of the damage and victims caused by their
attacks. As a result, the photos of such casualties lose
their commercial value in the media market and thus may
not be seen by the general public.
Through the images and words of real people in our photos
and stories, we hope to help bring back to the fore a
world of journalists who are well aware of their most
basic role in society and who will share the same vision
of responsible journalism well in to the future.