Exclusive interview with NHK Newsline Japan anchor Yuko Aotani on The Gabrielle Pantera Show
by Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA 2013/11/4 – “Los Angeles is now the capital of Asian Americans,” says NHK Newsline anchor Yuko Aotani. “With more immigrants than any other county in the nation. I think what we can offer is Asian news, Japan news, worldwide news with Asian perspective, the Japan angle. And that would, I’m sure cater, to a lot of Southern Californians.”
SoCal broadcaster KCET-TV has teamed with Japanese broadcaster NHK to bring Japanese content as an English-speaking content on digital channel 28.4. Stories about Japan on KCET increased in viewership after the Japanese tsunami and nuclear reactor accident, suggesting a market for a 24×7 channel. The new channel as similar in concept to BBC America, which serves British culture to an American audience.
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This story also at CNN.com.