Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
Data entry, 33
NHK tried to change facts about the story of comfort women, so now I can't trust their documentaries. Even though the director quit his job to take responsibility, he was hired again as an adviser. I hate that.
P.E. teacher, 30
I suppose their credibility has been compromised but look at the big picture -- it probably happens all the time, but isn't publicized as much.
I don't think it's any more credible today than it was a year ago, based on the reports coming out of NHK. Government news everywhere is biased but NHK seems to lack even the subtlety of U.S. news.
Insurance broker, 23
It's not a problem for me; it doesn't bother me, because every time I watch NHK I enjoy it. I like the programs, but I don't believe everything.
I think like everything else in Japan, it just needs to be cleaned up. There's a lot going on under the table and no accountability, but overall I think NHK is reliable.
Ceramics teacher, 31
I feel silly paying money to NHK because they waste it and lie so I can't trust them. But when I remember the quality educational programs and news information I just hope they work better in future.