Whistle Blower Who Leaked Video on YouTube Sent it to CNN First

November 25, 2010

Japan’s Yomiuri news reports that the accused whistle blower, who posted a video of Chinese and Japanese ships having an altercation, reportedly told authorities that he sent an SD Card with footage of the incident to CNN’s Tokyo office.

He sent the package anonymously, but when CNN never broke the story or televised the video, he decided to take matters into his own hands and post the videos to YouTube.

The man claims he sent the package in late October, not long before he posted the controversial videos on November 4th. He decided to blow the whistle on this particular video because he felt the people of Japan had a right to know about it. The envelope was not addressed to anyone in particular, nor was an explanatory letter included.

A spokesperson for CNN Tokyo responded to inquiries from Yomiuri saying that they have absolutely no comment about this.

**Thanks to contraf15 for corrections (in the comments).


1 contraf15 November 26, 2010 at 1:26 am

He is not a member of the JSDF, he’s in the kaijouhoan, which is Japan’s Coast Guard. It is part of the Ministry of Transporation, not the Ministry of Defense.

2 jay@newzjapan November 26, 2010 at 1:32 am

Thanks to contraf15 for the correction. I have no idea why I wrote JSDF!…