Jul 22, 2014

NHK president says no fee cuts soon

President Katsuto Momii said Tuesday that NHK won’t be able to cut viewer subscription fees before April 2018. “It will be financially tough during the next three years and it is unlikely we can achieve a fee cut,” Momii said in an interview. He ...

Independent NHK chained to Diet leash

| Mar 3, 2014

Independent NHK chained to Diet leash

by Reiji Yoshida

NHK, which is often compared with the BBC in the U.K., has been a focus of public attention and intense criticism in recent weeks. Many people are taking a closer look at the public broadcaster, including its history and whether it has been politically ...

Jan 29, 2014

Momii unfit to lead NHK

Recent remarks by new NHK Chairman Katsuto Momii on "comfort women" and NHK's duty to toe the government line show that his appointment was a mistake. He should resign or the NHK Board of Governors should remove him.