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French radio announcer who fled after Fukushima crisis wins...
Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) headquarters in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A Frenchwoman who was dismissed from Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) for fleeing Japan during the Fukushima nuclear crisis in March 2011 has won 5.14 million yen ($41,680) in...
Hiroshima A-bomb relics immortalized in never-before-seen detail
A shot of an aluminum lunch box distorted in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima captured in 8k resolution (Provided by NHK Hiroshima)
YOKOHAMA--Relics of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 70 years ago have been captured in ultra-high definition 8k format as evidence of the catastrophe’s horrors for future...
Watchdog official: Broadcasting Law meant for freedom of...
Yoshiharu Kawabata, chairman of the Committee for the Investigation of Broadcasting Ethics of the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO), is interviewed by The Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo on Nov. 12. (Tetsuro Takehana)
The chief of a TV broadcasting watchdog panel criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government for espousing a self-serving interpretation of the Broadcasting Law to...
EDITORIAL: Abe administration must refrain from interference in...
Yoshiharu Kawabata, chairman of the BPO Committee for the Investigation of Broadcasting Ethics, meets reporters in Tokyo on Nov. 6. (The Asahi Shimbun)
There must be no political interference in broadcast programs. The Abe administration needs to change its disrespectful attitude toward broadcast independence.
Abe rejects watchdog’s criticism of government pressure on NHK
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Nov. 10 brushed aside criticism from a broadcasting watchdog that the government exerted pressure on Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) and interfered...
Broadcasting watchdog blasts government, LDP for pressuring NHK
LDP lawmakers said the government should “punish” media companies critical of their policies by reducing their advertising revenue through pressure on their sponsors during a study meeting on June 25. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A third-party panel monitoring TV programming from an ethical standpoint criticized the government and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Nov. 6 for rebuking the Japan...
LDP panel targets TV station that aired criticism of Abe's office
Members of an LDP panel on communications strategy hear from TV executives seated at the table on the left. (Hikaru Uchida)
A ruling party committee summoned executives from two major TV stations April 17, but it was clear the members were targeting only TV Asahi over a program that drew the ire of...
Lawmakers tee off on NHK head Momii over limo use for golf outing
NHK President Katsuto Momii responds to questions in the Upper House Budget Committee on March 16. (Shinichi Iizuka)
The Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) chief again found himself in the rough, this time for having the public broadcaster cover the costs of limousine services for a private round ...
NHK chief brawls with DPJ, downplays future importance of war...
NHK President Katsuto Momii, left in the front row, takes part in a meeting of the Democratic Party of Japan in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Feb. 18. (Kotaro Nakajima)
The embattled president of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) intensified an already boisterous quarrel with opposition lawmakers by saying that Japan’s 1995 apology for its...
Momii under fire again to step down as NHK president
NHK President Katsuto Momii, right, and Kenichiro Hamada, chairman of the Board of Governors (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The president of public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) faced fresh calls to resign for comments he made about "comfort women" that reflect his pro-government stance.
EDITORIAL: Doubts about Momii as head of NHK only deepen
NHK President Katsuto Momii (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Katsuto Momii, president of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK), is once again in hot water over comments he made that raise serious questions about his qualifications to serve as...
NHK president cautious about reporting on 'comfort women' as Abe...
NHK President Katsuto Momii (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) will decide whether to air programs focused on the “comfort women” issue only after examining the Abe administration’s...
NHK star: Acting is the best job in the world
Charlotte Kate Fox (Photo by Mihoko Takizawa)
The life of a professional actor is not easy. For Charlotte Kate Fox, an American actress, her career is no exception.
EDITORIAL: To gain trust, NHK’s international programs must...
Katsuto Momii, president of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) has decided to ramp up efforts to enhance its international broadcasts as a key management goal under its new business plan for fiscal 2015-2017.
Comedy duo: NHK declared political jokes off-limits for New Year's ...
Bakusho Mondai comedy duo members Yuji Tanaka, left, and Hikaru Ota (Kotaro Nakajima)
Popular comedy duo Bakusho Mondai said Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) put the kibosh on their plans to poke fun at politicians in a New Year's entertainment program.
Southern All Stars' 'Kohaku' performance delights left, angers...
Keisuke Kuwata of the Southern All Stars (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Some music listeners offered praise while others expressed outrage over what they felt was a politically charged song performed by a rock legend protesting the rightward stance ...
Tuning in to learn how English-sounding Haruki Murakami reads in...
The program is hosted by Ryoichi Niimoto, right, who appears with announcer Dionne Mitsuoka, inside a Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) recording studio in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. (Louis Templado)
Editor's note: This article is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
Takaichi calls for NHK programs in all official U.N. languages
Sanae Takaichi in an interview on Sept. 5 in Tokyo (Eitaro Takeyama)
Japan’s new communications minister said public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) should present its international television programs in six languages to convey...
Retired NHK employees demand Momii’s resignation from top slot
Retired employees of Japan Broadcasting Corp. who are demanding the resignation of NHK President Katsuto Momii attend a news conference in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward on Aug. 21. (Izumi Sakurai)
More than 1,500 retired employees of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) have demanded the resignation of NHK President Katsuto Momii, saying he is not suitable for leading the...
Embattled NHK governor: 'I did not violate Broadcast Law'
Naoki Hyakuta (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A controversial member of the Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) board of governors said he did not violate the Broadcast Law when he criticized comments made by an NHK newscaster...