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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...
NHK governor's remarks on prewar Koreans in news show may violate...
Naoki Hyakuta (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A conservative Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) governor complained about comments made on prewar Korean immigrants to Japan in a news program, possibly violating the Broadcast...
EDITORIAL: Politicians must choose words carefully to protect...
Shigeru Ishiba, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, is asked about his earlier comment equating protest rallies and demonstrations with acts of terrorism at a news conference in December 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In his book of essays titled “Fu fu fu fu” (Ha ha ha ha), novelist and playwright Hisashi Inoue (1934-2010) wrote something to this effect:
EDITORIAL: Momii’s behavior undermining NHK’s credibility
NHK President Katsuto Momii (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
As a public and nonprofit entity, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) should operate solely for the well-being of the public and outside the realm of government control. That is why ...
NHK, Okinawa newspaper employees standing up to political pressure
NHK President Katsuto Momii answers questions at a regular news conference in Tokyo on Feb. 13. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Employees of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) describe the current atmosphere at the public broadcaster as oppressive.
NHK president: Neutrality should be judged by individual programs
NHK President Katsuto Momii, front row second from left, attends a Diet committee session on Feb. 25 with members of the NHK Executive Board. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The president of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) said the level of objectivity exercised in the public broadcaster's programs should be determined on an individual...
33,802 demand ouster of NHK president, threaten to withhold viewer ...
Japan Broadcasting Corp. President Katsuto Momii appears on an NHK program on April 13 to apologize to viewers for controversial comments he made at his inaugural news conference in January. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Seven citizens groups on April 21 submitted a collective petition with 33,802 signatures to Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK), demanding the dismissals or resignations of NHK...
Scholars use NHK controversy as segue to assess Japanese society
The Asahi Shimbun
Two leading scholars believe there are ways the public can regain confidence in the direction society is heading, despite a recent controversy involving the new president of...