Close-up Gendai Plus
|Today's Close-up Plus (Close-up Gendai Plus)|
|Created by||NHK News|
|Presented by||Shinichi Taketa|
|Narrated by||Masumi Asano|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Original language(s)||Japanese |
English (NHK World-Japan airings only)
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original release||As Close-up Gendai |
April 5, 1993 (26 years ago) – March 17, 2016
As Close-up Gendai Plus
April 4, 2016 – present
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Close-up Gendai Plus (クローズアップ現代+, kurozu appu gendai purasu), Also known as Today's Close-Up, is a current affairs television programme produced by the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The programme broadcasts on Tuesdays through Thursdays at 22:00 - 22:25 (UTC+9) on NHK G channel, which also airs on NHK World Premium and NHK World-Japan on a weekly basis.
The show was returned under the current title, Close-up Gendai Plus on April 4, 2016, with the introduction of bi-anchor format.
On April 2, 2019, the Monday edition of the programme was cancelled due to cost-cutting measures by the NHK.
- "NHK may oust anchor of popular news show 'Close-up Gendai'". www.japantimes.co.jp. Kyodo News. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
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