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ABU Secretary-General meets full members NHK and TBS in Japan

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Secretary-General, Ahmed Nadeem, recently paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) in Tokyo, followed by a meeting at Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS). These visits, spanning two days, solidified ABU’s collaborative efforts with key broadcasting partners in Japan, and the willingness of all organisations involved to foster stronger ties and explore avenues for mutual cooperation in the ever-evolving broadcasting landscape.  

Nadeem met Inoue Tatsuhiko, NHK Executive Vice-President and Vice-President of ABU. They discussed combining their organisations’ expertise to address regional broadcasting challenges and promote cultural exchange.  

Following the meeting, Nadeem was given an exclusive tour inside NHK, providing him insights into the inner workings of Japan’s national broadcaster. Highlights of the tour included visits to the NHK World Department, where discussions centred on global outreach and content distribution strategies, and the Drama Studios, showcasing NHK’s production capabilities and commitment to quality programming with also visit to NHK Hall and News Department.  

Nadeem visited the Science & Technical Research Laboratories (STRL) of NHK, gaining insights into the latest advancements in broadcasting technology and research initiatives. 

Nadeem‘s visit included a high-level meeting at TBS with Executive Vice President & Board Director Toshiaki Kawai and also TBS executives. The discussions centred on exploring potential areas of collaboration in content development, technology innovation, and audience engagement strategies.  

The engagements at NHK and TBS served as a platform for fruitful discussions, knowledge exchange, and strategic partnerships, paving the way for enhanced cooperation and mutual growth in the region.