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July 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Broadcaster Quits: The chairman of Japan's public broadcast network resigned after admitting that he lied about his whereabouts when a rocket carrying a network satellite blew up after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on April 18. The resignation of Keiji Shima, head of Japan Broadcasting Corp., or NHK, adds to a growing list of Japanese executives who have stepped down in recent scandals.
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August 21, 1994 | MICHELE WILLENS, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
"Here was a woman who was too Japanese for Americans and too American for the Japanese." These are the words of Sheldon Larry, describing Haru Reischauer, the woman whose story Larry directs in "Long Shadows," airing Wednesday on KCET. The "American Playhouse" production--the story of a woman heretofore known mostly as someone's wife--is the first bco-production by KCET and NHK/Japan Broadcasting Corp.
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June 22, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
On With the Shew: "The Ed Sullivan Show" is being revived with help from Japan's biggest network. Sofa Entertainment, the American company that bought the rights to 23 years' worth of the TV show, is working with the Japan Broadcasting Corp., Japan's public TV network, to edit and release 130 half-hour segments to American, Japanese and other TV markets late this year and in early 1993.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
Japan Broadcasting Corp., developer of the world's first working high-definition TV system, said Wednesday that in the next decade, it will shift to a more advanced system being developed in the United States and Europe. Japan is the only nation with regular broadcasts of wide-screen HDTV programs, chiefly from the public Japan Broadcasting, or NHK. When the broadcasts began in 1991, many saw Japan's HDTV head start as another sign of its strength in electronics.
NEWS
April 23, 1989
Japanese news media reported that Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita received a $378,000 loan in 1987 from the company at the center of a growing bribery scandal. Takeshita, who heads the governing Liberal Democratic Party, received the loan from Recruit Co. and repaid it several months later, Kyodo News Service and the Japan Broadcasting Corp. said. Takeshita did not mention the loan when he told a Parliament panel April 11 that he had received more than $1 million in political donations from Recruit between 1985 and 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1992
No image from President Bush's visit to Japan will be remembered as much as the frightening moments when he suddenly became ill during a state banquet in Tokyo. Yet, in an ironic postscript, the Japanese government is threatening to punish the network whose quick-thinking television crew captured the dramatic incident on tape. The only TV camera in the room during the banquet given by Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa belonged to the Japan Broadcasting Corp., or NHK.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
Japan Broadcasting Corp., developer of the world's first working high-definition TV system, said Wednesday that in the next decade, it will shift to a more advanced system being developed in the United States and Europe. Japan is the only nation with regular broadcasts of wide-screen HDTV programs, chiefly from the public Japan Broadcasting, or NHK. When the broadcasts began in 1991, many saw Japan's HDTV head start as another sign of its strength in electronics.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The destruction of an Atlas-Centaur rocket just minutes after it was launched from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night was a major setback for General Dynamics' bid to capture a bigger share of the international market for commercial rocket launches. Controllers on the ground deliberately blew up the rocket shortly after a second-stage engine failed to ignite. The resulting explosion destroyed a Japanese television broadcasting satellite that was being placed in orbit for Japan Broadcasting Corp.
NEWS
August 21, 1994 | MICHELE WILLENS, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
"Here was a woman who was too Japanese for Americans and too American for the Japanese." These are the words of Sheldon Larry, describing Haru Reischauer, the woman whose story Larry directs in "Long Shadows," airing Wednesday on KCET. The "American Playhouse" production--the story of a woman heretofore known mostly as someone's wife--is the first bco-production by KCET and NHK/Japan Broadcasting Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
On With the Shew: "The Ed Sullivan Show" is being revived with help from Japan's biggest network. Sofa Entertainment, the American company that bought the rights to 23 years' worth of the TV show, is working with the Japan Broadcasting Corp., Japan's public TV network, to edit and release 130 half-hour segments to American, Japanese and other TV markets late this year and in early 1993.
NEWS
January 13, 1992
In response to "Buchanan an Anti-Semite? It's a Smear," by Murray Rothbard, Column Right, Jan. 6: As a professor of economics, Rothbard should distinguish between a person's ideas and his personality. His friend Buchanan may be a human being with some admirable person-to-person traits. But does this excuse a consistent trail of disturbing comments that seem to put him on the side of those who hate the Jewish people?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1992
No image from President Bush's visit to Japan will be remembered as much as the frightening moments when he suddenly became ill during a state banquet in Tokyo. Yet, in an ironic postscript, the Japanese government is threatening to punish the network whose quick-thinking television crew captured the dramatic incident on tape. The only TV camera in the room during the banquet given by Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa belonged to the Japan Broadcasting Corp., or NHK.
NEWS
January 11, 1992 | T.R. REID, THE WASHINGTON POST
A clear, dramatic videotape exists showing the moments when President Bush reeled, vomited, passed out and toppled from his chair at a dinner here Wednesday night--footage not seen in a previously released tape. The tape, which shows a frightened Barbara Bush leaping to assist her husband, was viewed Friday by the Washington Post.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Broadcaster Quits: The chairman of Japan's public broadcast network resigned after admitting that he lied about his whereabouts when a rocket carrying a network satellite blew up after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on April 18. The resignation of Keiji Shima, head of Japan Broadcasting Corp., or NHK, adds to a growing list of Japanese executives who have stepped down in recent scandals.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1991 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following the path of their manufacturing cousins, major Japanese media firms are embarking on an aggressive drive to export news coverage overseas and reshape American views of the Asian nation. Just as Sony's purchase of Columbia Pictures and Matsushita's acquisition of MCA allow Japanese to provide entertainment to U.S. audiences, Japanese media companies are aiming to present more news programming and publications to the American public.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1991 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following the path of their manufacturing cousins, major Japanese media firms are embarking on an aggressive drive to export news coverage overseas and reshape American views of the Asian nation. Just as Sony's purchase of Columbia Pictures and Matsushita's acquisition of MCA allow Japanese to provide entertainment to U.S. audiences, Japanese media companies are aiming to present more news programming and publications to the American public.
NEWS
January 13, 1992
In response to "Buchanan an Anti-Semite? It's a Smear," by Murray Rothbard, Column Right, Jan. 6: As a professor of economics, Rothbard should distinguish between a person's ideas and his personality. His friend Buchanan may be a human being with some admirable person-to-person traits. But does this excuse a consistent trail of disturbing comments that seem to put him on the side of those who hate the Jewish people?
BUSINESS
April 20, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The destruction of an Atlas-Centaur rocket just minutes after it was launched from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night was a major setback for General Dynamics' bid to capture a bigger share of the international market for commercial rocket launches. Controllers on the ground deliberately blew up the rocket shortly after a second-stage engine failed to ignite. The resulting explosion destroyed a Japanese television broadcasting satellite that was being placed in orbit for Japan Broadcasting Corp.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of Japan's state-run broadcasting company said Tuesday that his proposed round-the-clock international news service would require $1 billion in investment from partners in Japan, the United States and Europe, and that he expects the service to be on the air by year-end. Speaking at the National Assn.
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