NHK kicks off internet-based simulcast service

National Mar 1, 2020

NHK kicks off internet-based simulcast service

NHK started on Sunday simultaneous broadcasting of its television programs on the internet. The simulcast service, dubbed "NHK plus," will be offered 17 hours a day from 7 a.m. to midnight in March, before expanding to 18 hours a day from 6 a.m. to midnight ...

Mother 'reunited' with dead daughter on South Korean VR show

Business / Tech Feb 15, 2020

Mother 'reunited' with dead daughter on South Korean VR show

A tearful reunion between a mother and her dead daughter via advanced virtual reality for a South Korean television has become an online hit, triggering fierce debate about voyeurism and exploitation. The footage began with the girl — who died of leukemia in 2016 — ...

National Feb 6, 2020

Communications ministry asks NHK to cut viewing fees further

Communications minister Sanae Takaichi asked NHK on Wednesday to make further cuts to its subscription fees. The request was included in a set of proposals compiled by Takaichi. The proposals were approved the same day at a meeting of the Radio Regulatory Council, which advises ...

'Konnichiwa Akachan' singer Michiyo Azusa dies at 76

Entertainment News Feb 4, 2020

'Konnichiwa Akachan' singer Michiyo Azusa dies at 76

Michiyo Azusa, known for singing "Konnichiwa Akachan" ("Hello Baby") among other hits, has died. She was 76. Azusa, whose real name is Michiyo Hayashi, was found dead when her manager visited her home Wednesday, according to her management office. She made her debut after graduating from ...

U.S. Space Force logo draws comparisons to 'Star Trek'

World Jan 25, 2020

U.S. Space Force logo draws comparisons to 'Star Trek'

President Donald Trump unveiled the logo for the U.S. Space Force on Friday, attracting critics who said America's newest military branch had boldly gone where "Star Trek" went before. With a central symbol resembling an arrowhead, ringed by an orbiting object and set to a ...