Feb 23, 2016

NHK execs to return pay over embezzlement scandal

NHK said all of its executive board members will voluntarily return part of their compensation to take responsibility for failing to properly supervise a subsidiary at the center of a ¥200 million embezzlement case. The public broadcaster said Tuesday that President Katsuto Momii will ...

Feb 18, 2016

More Japanese are early birds, fewer read newspapers: survey

Japanese are getting more active in the early morning, according to a survey by NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute. The survey, which is conducted every five years, is used as a reference for programming at both the TV and radio arms of NHK. In ...

Once Upon a Time in Japan

Feb 6, 2016

Once Upon a Time in Japan

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“Once Upon a Time in Japan” is an ideal introduction to Japanese folktales. Published by Tuttle with NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, the stories in this children’s storybook were chosen from a popular series produced by Radio Japan, NHK World’s radio service broadcast globally in ...

NHK may need to rethink its 'taiga' formula

| Jan 30, 2016

NHK may need to rethink its 'taiga' formula

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An article that appeared in December in the Yomiuri Shimbun weighed the prospects for the 2016 edition of NHK’s year-long historical taiga drama series, which premiered Jan. 10. “Sanada Maru” is the title of the 55th marathon show, and the name of a fortification ...

Jan 29, 2016

NHK newscaster allegedly cooked up 'kiken' drugs in own home

An announcer for NHK was served a fresh arrest warrant Friday on suspicion of making narcotics at his home. Kenichi Tsukamoto, 37, was arrested earlier this month for possessing so-called kiken (dangerous) drugs, hallucinogenic compounds that until recently were known as dappo (loophole) drugs ...