TV Asahi news anchor Furutachi to step down in spring

National Dec 25, 2015

TV Asahi news anchor Furutachi to step down in spring

TV Asahi Corp. said Thursday that Ichiro Furutachi, who has been the face of the network's signature news show since April 2004, will step down from the anchor post next spring at his request. The 61-year-old news presenter told the network he would like to ...

Push for balance can lead to a skewed view

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Dec 5, 2015

Push for balance can lead to a skewed view

by Philip Brasor

In September, public broadcaster NHK aired a documentary that recounted the news events from the capital this summer. One of the segments focused on the continuing protests led by college students in central Tokyo against the controversial security bills the ruling Liberal Democratic Party had ...