Japan Times, July 27, 2019
Aligning 'access journalism' and press freedom
BY PHILIP BRASOR
"On July 19, NHK’s morning information program, “Asaichi,” featured a very special guest. Hiroshi Kume is one of the most important figures in the history of Japanese media, initially as a popular announcer in the 1970s and early ’80s, but mainly as the anchor of TV Asahi’s ground-breaking news show “News Station” from 1985 to 2004. Before “News Station,” Japanese TV news was dry and a bit intimidating...."