Close-up Gendai Plus

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Today's Close-up Plus (Close-up Gendai Plus)
Created byNHK News
Presented byShinichi Taketa
Narrated byMasumi Asano
Tōru Furuya
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
English (NHK World-Japan airings only)
Running time25 minutes
Original networkNHK
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseAs Close-up Gendai
April 5, 1993 (26 years ago) – March 17, 2016
As Close-up Gendai Plus
April 4, 2016 – present
External links
[[1] Official website]

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 Japan Times reported in January 2016 that the NHK is considering making changes to the programme, 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, 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.


  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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