NHK governor withheld payments for license fee

Feb 28, 2014

NHK governor withheld payments for license fee

A recently appointed member of NHK’s board of governors has admitted withholding payment of the license fee for two months in 2005 to protest a program about the controversial issue of whether school teachers should be required to sing the national anthem. Michiko Hasegawa ...

Feb 7, 2014

NHK's credibility at stake

Two of the more recent appointees to the NHK Board of Governors show their stripes so to speak by denying that the 1937 Nanjing Massacre happened, on one hand, and writing an essay in praise of the Emperor as a "living god" on the ...

NHK governors reveal rightist views

Feb 5, 2014

NHK governors reveal rightist views

by Reiji Yoshida

A member of NHK’s board of governors has written an essay praising a right-wing activist who committed suicide in the Asa­hi Shim­bun building in 1993, raising questions about the public broadcaster’s political neutrality.