National Jan 16, 2020

NHK to simultaneously broadcast online 18 hours a day from April

NHK said Wednesday that it will simulcast its television programs online for 17 hours a day starting in March before rolling out 18-hours-per-day coverage in April. NHK had hoped to launch around-the-clock simulcasts in April, but it shortened the time to 18 hours after the ...

World / Politics Dec 18, 2019

China state TV axes interview with U.K. ambassador

The British embassy voiced disappointment Wednesday after the English-language branch of Chinese state television decided not to air an interview with the ambassador that included a discussion on Hong Kong. Beijing has repeatedly warned Britain to keep off its internal affairs as London has voiced ...

Japanese actor Tatsuo Umemiya dies at 81

Entertainment News Dec 12, 2019

Japanese actor Tatsuo Umemiya dies at 81

Actor and TV personality Tatsuo Umemiya, who appeared in a number of popular films and television dramas, died of chronic kidney failure Thursday morning at a hospital near Tokyo, his agency said. He was 81. Born in what was then known as Manchukuo, now northeastern ...