Friday, January 11, 2008

What is important right now

The first quarter hour of the NHK 9 pm news hour ("the News for Stupid People" * ) last night was a report on the decision of 16 year-old Ishikawa Ryō (the hanikami ōji - Eng.: "the bashful grinning prince") to leave the amateur ranks and become a professional golfer.

Because we are hurting for good, non-threatening news, it seems.


* I do not believe that the persons watching the 9 pm are, indeed, stupid. However, from the editing and presentation it is clear that the producers think so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NHK has a strategy: to be understood by 13 years old kids, according to insiders.