|Directed by||Michihito Fujii|
|Story by||Isoko Mochizuki|
|Based on||The Journalist|
by Isoko Mochizuki
|Music by||Taro Iwashiro|
|Edited by||Tatsuma Furukawa|
|Distributed by||Aeon Entertainmet|
The Journalist (新聞記者, Shinbun Kisha) is a 2019 Japanese drama film loosely based on the 2017 book of the same name by Isoko Mochizuki, directed by Michihito Fujii. It received 6 Japan Academy Prize nominations and won three, including Picture of the Year, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
Young journalist Erika Yoshioka works at Tokyo Metropolitan News where her father committed suicide under suspicion of falsifying news. Yoshioka's boss Mr. Jinya entrusts her with investigating a government plan to establish a new university that has arrived by anonymous fax.Her research leads to Mr. Kanzaki a Cabinet Official who soon commits suicide. The investigation next takes her to Takumi Sugiyama, an earnest official in the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. Plagued with doubts over Kanzaki's death, Sugiyama agrees to work with Yoshioka to uncover the scandal that may derail their careers.
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