Close-up Gendai

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Today's Close-up (Close-up Gendai)
Created by NHK News
Starring Hiroko Kuniya
Country of origin  Japan
Running time 26 minutes
Original network NHK
Original release April 5, 1993 – March 31, 2016 (estimate)

Close-up Gendai (クローズアップ現代 kurozu appu gendai?) is a social affairs television show on NHK. The program is broadcast Monday through Thursday 19:30 - 20:00 (NHK General network), 24:10 - 24:36 (NHK BS2). It is also broadcast on NHK World and 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]


  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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