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|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original release||As Close-up Gendai
April 5, 1993[24 years ago] – March 17, 2016
As Close-up Gendai Plus
April 4, 2016 – present
|Official website||[ www
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.
The show was returned under the current title, Close-up Gendai Plus on April 4, 2016. The host was NHK female announcers.
- "NHK may oust anchor of popular news show ‘Close-up Gendai’". www.japantimes.co.jp. Kyodo News. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- (in Japanese) Close-up Gendai Plus
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