List of John Benjamins publications for which Ken Kinoshita plays a role.
Do important questions demand respectful replies? Analyzing televised political interviews in Japan Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 27:1, pp. 121–1572017
This paper examines the attributes of questions asked during televised political interviews in Japan. It details the type, style, and mode of questions posed during broadcast programs to national- and local-level politicians, and nonpoliticians, including experts in different areas. Based on data… read more | Article
Expanding factors in threat to face: Assessing the toughness/equivocation connection in Japanese televised political interviews Language and Dialogue 7:3, pp. 336–3592017
This paper details aspects related to the “face” – one’s social standing, reputation, and dignity – during interactions between interviewers and interviewees (both politicians and nonpoliticians) in more than 5,000 questions posed during three different broadcast interview programs aired throughout… read more | Article
Failures in Leadership: How and Why Wishy-Washy Politicians Equivocate on Japanese Political Interviews Journal of Language and Politics 16:2, pp. 285–3122017
This paper examines how Japanese leading politicians deal with the communicative problems posed to them during broadcast political interviews. Based on data gathered during 14-month period in 2012–2013, the paper replicates and modifies the “Theory of Equivocation” to explore the extent to which… read more | Article