Reverse culture shock and the media
Today I learned a notion of reverse culture shock, a shock felt when one goes back to his or her home country after a significant period of time living abroad. I studied abroad twice, together for about one and half year, and each time after going back to my own country, I was shocked to see TV news programs not broadcasting informations on foreign countries' events enough.
There are two reasons that can be possible explanations to this reality. One is the limit of language. Japanese is spoken only in Japan, which demotivate the media to delve into and translate what's happening around the world closely. The other reason is immatureness of media. Compared to other developed countries, Japan only posess poor media which doesn't have a passion or sense of responsability to pursue and transmit facts to citizens, not being able to conduct a proper reserach on matters.
This media crisis should owe to other causes, but I've never looked that up throughly. I'd love to read books or articles on this theme.