Debate still rages over Abe-endorsed WWII drama

Feb 20, 2014

Debate still rages over Abe-endorsed WWII drama

by Mark Schilling

Takashi Yamazaki’s World War II drama “Eien no Zero (The Eternal Zero),” whose pilot hero joins the tokkōtai (kamikaze) suicide squadron in the closing days of the war, has soared to the box office heights since its Dec. 21 release. After ranking No. 1 ...

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.