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Hitoshi Uchiyama, president of Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, was formally appointed chairman of the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association on Wednesday.

The association, comprising 137 newspaper publishers, news agencies and broadcasters, made the appointment at its annual general meeting.

Uchiyama, 74, becomes the association’s 20th chairman and succeeds Masato Kitamura, chairman of the Mainichi Shimbun. The term of the chairmanship is two years.

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