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 ...

Jun 19, 2014

IOC grants Japan broadcast rights for $1 billion through 2024

The IOC has awarded the Japanese broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 in a deal worth ¥110 billion ($1 billion). A consortium including NHK and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association secured the rights Thursday to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, ...

Jun 13, 2014

Court nixes lawsuit against NHK for using foreign words

The Nagoya District Court has turned down a damages suit filed by a 72-year-old man who argued that NHK caused him emotional distress by using too many foreign words in its programs. The ¥1.41 million lawsuit against the public broadcaster was brought by Hoji ...

Mar 21, 2014

Japan to unveil $1 billion aid to Ukraine at G-7 summit: NHK

Japan plans to provide nearly $1 billion in financial aid to Ukraine, NHK said Friday, as relations with Russia cool over the Crimea crisis. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to announce the support when he attends a Group of Seven meeting in the Netherlands ...