Ebisawa tops Japan’s NHK

TOKYO — Katsuji Ebisawa has been named the new president of Japan’s national broadcaster, NHK. Ebisawa, 63, is currently the pubcaster’s executive vice president.

Ebisawa will take over the helm of NHK from Mikio Kawaguchi, whose term of office expires July 30. Ebisawa is slated to hold the post of president for a three-year term.

NHK’s board of governors was responsible for selecting Ebisawa. They said the new president will help usher NHK into the digital era.

Ebisawa joined NHK in 1957 and became the pubcaster’s general managing director in 1993. He rose to the exec VP post in 1994.

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