National Jan 8, 2016

NHK may oust anchor of popular news show 'Close-up Gendai'

NHK is considering revamping its popular news program "Close-up Gendai" and ditching anchorwoman Hiroko Kuniya, who has helmed the incisive current affairs show for more than 20 years, broadcasting sources said Friday. The change, being considered for this spring, would mean the loss of a ...

Asia Pacific May 22, 2015

China to investigate anti-Japan TV drama decried as vulgar

China's media watchdog will investigate an anti-Japan television serial that viewers have criticized as vulgar for a scene showing a woman making use of a grenade concealed in her crotch to kill Japanese soldiers, state media said on Thursday. Ties between the neighbors have been ...

Business / Corporate Mar 29, 2015

Software update puts Mitsubishi TVs on the blink

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said Sunday that a bad software update might have caused up to 1.62 million of its liquid crystal display TVs across Japan to repeatedly turn on and off every few minutes. The problem, which began at midnight Saturday and involved 118 models ...