Media and Academic Journals Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
"NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan’s sole public broadcaster, introduced a radio service in 1925 and a television service in 1953. NHK is financed by the receiving fee paid by each household that owns a television set. This system enables the Corporation to maintain independence from any governmental and private organization, and ensures that the opinions of viewers and listeners are assigned top priority...
To serve Japan, NHK operates five television channels and three radio services...[T]hey provide a diverse range of programs, including news, education, and family entertainment...
Internationally, NHK offers three television and radio services: NHK World TV, NHK World Premium and NHK World Radio Japan. News is provided in 18 languages on the radio and over the internet via the website www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/. NHK has 54 stations across Japan and correspondents in 28 locations around the world."
"NHK Profile," www.nhk.or.jp, Apr. 2008
Reestablish public trust in NHK's operational management.
Contribute to the growth of society and culture through reliable, high quality broadcasting.
In response to audience demand, ensure that the payment of receiving fees is fair and consistent, and that efforts to collect the fees are efficient.
Promote international understanding through active global dissemination of the latest information from Japan and the rest of Asia.
Efficiently carry out collection activities to promote fairness in sharing the burden of supporting NHK.
Strengthen links with the public by making NHK more open.
Take the initiative in promoting the digitalization of broadcasting and offer an even higher degree of expertise."
"Pledge for 2008," www.nhk.or.jp (accessed Mar. 5, 2009)
Japanese public broadcaster
Board of Governors
¥749.7 billion ($7.7 billion USD; 2008 total liabilities and equity)