Japan Addresses the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis: The Roles of Media and Civil Society in Shaping Perceptions and Aid

@article{Kim2015JapanAT,
  title={Japan Addresses the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis: The Roles of Media and Civil Society in Shaping Perceptions and Aid},
  author={Young Soo Kim},
  journal={Asian Perspective},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={483 - 511}
}
  • Young Soo Kim
  • Published 1 July 2015
  • Political Science
  • Asian Perspective
Abstract:Japan’s response to the global HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s was lukewarm, due mainly to the absence of a domestic perception of AIDS as an immediate threat The key determinants of that perception were rare cases of AIDS infections in Japan, a detrimental media role, and weak civil society. Japanese media contributed to shaping a flawed image of AIDS as a foreign disease or a disease of homosexuality and promiscuity. Moreover, civil society organizations were not strong enough to create… 
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