Japanese Lawmaker Elected on Platform of "Crushing" Public Broadcaster Nhk

The leader of a party opposed to Japan's public broadcaster Nhk won a seat in Sunday's upper house elections, to the surprise of everyone, including the newly elected lawmaker. Meanwhile, a former actor missed out, but his new party won two seats.

Takashi Tachibana, leader of the Protect the People from Nhk Party (Nhk Kara Kokumin O Mamoru To) won almost a million votes in the proportional representation block of the election.

A former employee of Nhk, Tachibana looked shocked during an appearance on an Asahi TV election program when told his party, whose platform includes the promise ...
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