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NHK’s new president assumes post

January 25 marked the first day for Masayuki Matsumoto, the new president of NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation.
January 26, 2011

January 25 marked the first day for Masayuki Matsumoto, the new president of NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

He takes over the role from Shigeo Fukuchi, who completed his three year term on January 24.

In a statement, Matsumoto said, “Reform must continue not only in programming but also in our broadcast technology and all the services we provide. We must change drastically when necessary while maintaining the classical strength of NHK.

“In this era of convergence of broadcasting and communication technology, we must enhance our value as a public broadcaster. It is more important than ever for NHK to gain the support of our audiences by providing reliable, enriching and quality program that truly build public value.”

The NHK Board of Governors – made up of 12 representatives appointed by the Prime Minister – unanimously decided to appoint Matsumoto as president on January 15, 2011.

Most recently Matsumoto was the vice chairman of Central Japan Railway Company.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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