Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai
- Pri aliaj signifoj, vidu NHK
Kiel Publika Dissendanto[redakti | redakti fonton]
Japania ŝtato ne subvencias ĝin sed sendevigas ĝin pagi imposton. Por plani buĝeton kaj elekti komitatanojn, NHK bezonas aprobon de nacia parlamento. NHK ne elsendas reklamojn.
Comfort Women comments[redakti | redakti fonton]
Japan's top government spokesman on Monday defended the new head of public broadcaster NHK for his remarks that the use of women as military prostitutes was common worldwide during World War II.
NHK chairman Katsuto Momii told a news conference Saturday marking his appointment that "comfort women" existed in any country at war, not just Japan, and criticized South Korea for dredging up a compensation issue that had been settled by a bilateral peace treaty.
Meanwhile, political parties in South Korea criticised Mr Momii's comments.
"The chairman should immediately apologise to the South Korean people and step down from his post, while Japan - if it still has a conscience - should be ashamed by the fact that such a person is the chief of a public broadcaster and get him to resign," said senior ruling party official Lee Hye-hoon.
The military brothel system was "common in any country at war," Momii said Saturday. "The comfort women system is considered wrong under today's moral values. But the military comfort women system existed as a reality at that time."
Although numbers vary, historians have said as many as 200,000 Asian women, mostly Korean but also Chinese and others from Southeast Asia countries, were forced into Japan's military brothel system.