Hiroshi Kume

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Hiroshi Kume(L-14)
Born (1944-07-14) 14 July 1944 (age 72)
Urawa, Saitama, Japan
Education Waseda University
Occupation TV and radio presenter
Agent Office Two-One
Notable credit(s) The Best Ten, News Station
Website http://www.kumehiroshi.jp/

Hiroshi Kume (久米 宏?, Kume Hiroshi, born July 14, 1944 in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese television and radio presenter.


Hiroshi Kume was born on July 14, 1944 in the former city of Urawa, Saitama, now part of Saitama.[1] He studied politics and economics at Waseda University from 1963, graduating in 1967.[1][2]

In 2011, it was reported that Kume had donated 200 million yen to an earthquake relief fund following the March 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Disaster.[3]


TBS Radio[edit]

He started working for TBS in 1967. He left the company in 1979.[2]

The Best Ten[edit]

Kume was the first host of popular music show The Best Ten from 1978 to 1985.[1]

News Station[edit]

Kume was the news anchor on TV Asahi's national evening news programme News Station from its start on 7 October 1985 until it ended on 26 March 2004 and was replaced by Hōdō Station.[4] The show revolutionized news reporting in Japan, and achieved an average of 20 million viewers each night.[5]

Return to TBS Radio[edit]

In September 2006, he returned to his roots in radio to host a two-hour Saturday show on TBS Radio, which, as of June 2011, he still presents.[2][6]

As of June 2011, he also presents the weekly TV show Hiroshi Kume's Terebitte Yatsu wa? alongside Akiko Yagi, broadcast on the Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) network.[2][7]



  • Oshare Kaiwa Nyūmon (おしゃれ会話入門?), Seishun, 1978
  • Sizuru ha Ikaga (シズルはいかが?), Keibunsha, January 1984, ISBN 978-4-7669-0137-5
  • Mō Ichido Yomu "Oshare Kaiwa Nyūmon" (もう一度読む「おしゃれ会話入門」?), Seishun Super Books, September 1997, ISBN 978-4-413-06272-5
  • Saigo no Bansan (最後の晩餐?, "The Last Supper"), Shueisha, April 1999, ISBN 978-4-08-774386-9
  • Misuteriasu Kekkon (ミステリアスな結婚?, "Mysterious Marriage"), Sekaibunka, March 2001, ISBN 978-4-418-01204-6


  1. ^ a b c 歴史 [Biography]. Hiroshi Kume Official Site (in Japanese). Japan. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d 久米 宏 [Hiroshi Kume]. Agency Profile (in Japanese). Japan: Office Two-One, Inc. 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hiroshi Kume donates Y200 million to earthquake relief". Japan Today. Tokyo, Japan: GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "News Station" (in Japanese). Japan: TV Asahi Corporation. 2004. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Pharr, Susan J.; Krauss, Ellis S. (1996), Media and politics in Japan, USA: University of Hawaii Press, pp. 170–172, ISBN 0-8248-1761-3 
  6. ^ 久米宏 ラジオなんですけど [Hiroshi Kume radio show]. TBS Radio (in Japanese). Japan: TBS Radio & Communications Inc. 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  7. ^ 久米宏のテレビってヤツは!? [Hiroshi Kume's Terebitte Yatsu wa?]. MBS (in Japanese). Japan: Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. 2011. Archived from the original on 17 September 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 

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