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New pres and CEO at Japan International Broadcasting

A recent shareholders' meeting of Japan International Broadcasting Inc. has resulted in the election of former NHK chief commentator Hatsuhisa Takashima to the company's board of directors. Takashima will be appointed as president and CEO on September 1, and in February 2009 Japan International Broadcasting is set to launch Japan's first 24-hour all-English broadcasting service. The group was established in April with a capital investment of ¥50 million from NHK. Read full release here.
August 27, 2008

A recent shareholders’ meeting of Japan International Broadcasting Inc. has resulted in the election of former NHK chief commentator Hatsuhisa Takashima to the company’s board of directors. Takashima will be appointed as president and CEO on September 1, and in February 2009 Japan International Broadcasting is set to launch Japan’s first 24-hour all-English broadcasting service. The group was established in April with a capital investment of ¥50 million from NHK. Read full release here.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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