NHK names new President

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has appointed an ex-businessman as its next president, and replacing what Japan’s local press has described as its “gaffe prone” Katsuto Momii after just one term in office.

The new man is Ryoichi Ueda (67) a governor at NHK (since June 2013) and who previously served as EVP at Mitsubishi Corp in New York. He takes over formally in January.

Momii has been in post since 2014.

It is said to be rare for a sitting NHK governor to be named president. Ueda will be the fourth consecutive president to be selected from outside NHK. He is already a member of NHK’s important Audit Committee.

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