Unsubstantiated information:The main chemical blamed in the blast that rocked the Lebanese capital had been imported from South Korea

An article with the headline “The chemical ingredients behind the Lebanon blast – ammonium nitrate – had been imported from South Korea in 2015” was posted on August 8th in a news aggregator website Share News Japan and shared widely on Twitter, with over 3400 retweets. …Read More

Inaccurate: Japanese government to subsidize half of travel expenses for foreign tourists

News that the Japanese government will dip into its supplementary budget to launch a “Go To Travel Campaign” in the hope of attracting tourists back to the depressed tourism sector has spread overseas and construed to mean “half of the travel expenses of foreign nationals will be subsidized by the government”. …Read More