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This week marks the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. On a practical level, TBS's two-hour special, Shinsai chokugo: Seishi wo wakeru 72-jikan ni subeki koto (Right After the Disaster: 72 Hours Means the Difference Between Life
American actress Charlotte Kate Fox was tapped Tuesday to play a lead role in NHK's upcoming morning drama series Massan, based on the true story of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Japan's whiskey industry. With the selection, Fox becomes the
NHK, which is often compared with the BBC in the U.K., has been a focus of public attention and intense criticism in recent weeks. Many people are taking a closer look at the public broadcaster, including its history and whether it has been
The contemporary culture wars that have erupted over Japanese identity and history are undermining the country's national interests and damaging its reputation. However, as rightgwing extremists again try to mount a takeover by seeking to
A recently appointed member of NHK's board of governors has admitted withholding payment of the license fee for two months in 2005 to protest a program about the controversial issue of whether school teachers should be required to sing the national
Japan's culture wars are heating up to the detriment of the nation. The Financial Times is right to warn that the jingoism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and attempts to stifle public debate, are grave threats to Japan's open society. Most Japanese
NHK President Katsuto Momii asked members of the public broadcaster's executive board to give him their letters of resignation on his first day in the position last month an apparent show of authority in personnel appointments NHK sources said Friday.
Until about 15 years ago, many children with developmental disabilities did not receive special attention, but now some 116,000 special education students throughout Japan attend classes in regular elementary schools, and the number is increasing
When the ground shook, the ice buckled and the skating-rink building began collapsing around Japanese teenager Yuzuru Hanyu in March 2011, Sochi must've seemed a long way off...Three years on, the 19-year-old has given his hometown of Sendai, in the
The embattled head of Japan's public broadcaster NHK insisted Wednesday it would remain impartial, after his controversial remarks about wartime sex slavery reportedly jeopardised an interview with US ambassador Caroline Kennedy.