Close-up Gendai Plus

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Today's Close-up Plus (Close-up Gendai Plus)
Genre News
Created by NHK News
Presented by Shinichi Taketa
Chiaki Kamakura
Narrated by Masumi Asano
Tōru Furuya
Hiroshi Isube
Country of origin  Japan
Running time 25 minutes
Original network NHK
Audio format Stereo
Original release As Close-up Gendai
April 5, 1993[24 years ago] – March 17, 2016
As Close-up Gendai Plus
April 4, 2016 – present
External links
Official website [[1]]]

Close-up Gendai Plus (クローズアップ現代+, kurozu appu gendai purasu) is a social affairs television show on NHK. The program is broadcast Monday through Thursday 22:00 - 22:25 (NHK General network). It is also broadcast on NHK World Premium.

The Japan Times reported in January 2016 that the NHK is considering making changes to the program, which may include the removal of Hiroko Kuniya, who has hosted the show since its inception.[1]

The show was returned under the current title, Close-up Gendai Plus on April 4, 2016. The host was NHK female announcers.


  1. ^ "NHK may oust anchor of popular news show ‘Close-up Gendai’". Kyodo News. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 

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