Unbelievably, the NHK have caused yet another problem with rudeness being the new quandary. The newly elected Osaka governor, celebrity lawyer Toru Hashimoto, has been berating the Osaka NHK for giving him the cold-shoulder for being late. According to Hashimoto, he had informed the NHK prior to agreeing to be interviewed at their studios, that he would be 30 minutes late. Apparently on arrival, he was quickly ushered in and the NHK staff did not introduce themselves, curtly informing him “you are late.”
Hashimoto is now in the media fuming about the lack of respect shown to him from the NHK and he has vowed that he will never again visit their studios. He has agreed to have interviews with them for the “sake of the public” but will only do so outside of NHK property.
Of course, the other broadcasters love this and Minomonta, ever hateful of the publicly funded NHK, spoke of the disgrace, citing that no independent broadcaster would be as complacent as the NHK have been.
After a series of blows to NHK’s reputation, it remains to be seen how much bad press the NHK can endure until the public gives up on them altogether.
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