The topic of conversation is the unexpected “no-no” to Akiko Iwata, a political journalist who left NHK and joined a major entertainment agency, Horipro, in April of this year.
When Ms. Iwata appeared on the April 16 broadcast of “Sunday Japon” (TBS) and talked about Major League Baseball player Shohei Otani, she said, “A major official of the National Police Agency is also a major official of the National Police Agency,
I heard that a senior official of the National Police Agency was sent a ball signed by Mr. Otani from a high-ranking official of the U.S. government, and he keeps it with great care,” said Mr. Iwata, who covered the topic as a political reporter.
He also shared his own information that he had gathered as a political reporter. He continued,
In ’19, Otani’s name was already mentioned by President Trump and his wife Melania,” he continued.
He then revealed a story involving politics and sports, as if he were the reporter who “had the closest relationship with former Prime Minister Abe.
But Iwata’s story continued for almost a minute, and the host, Hikaru Ota of “Bakusho Mondai” who thought it was too long, asked, “Is it going to go on?
Is it still going on?
and her solo session came to an end.
For Ms. Iwata, who has appeared in many NHK news programs, it must have been natural for her to speak according to a script. That is why she may have talked too much in “free talk” on variety shows, where she has little experience.
The following are some of the comments on the Internet about the “San Japo” episode,
“He talked too fast and it was hard to understand what he was saying.
I don’t like him because he seems to have a haughty air about him.
I don’t like him very much.
Mr. Iwata joined NHK in 1996 after graduating from the University of Tokyo. He is known as a trusted reporter for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and has appeared as a commentator on programs such as “Ohayo Nippon,” “News 7,” and “News Watch 9.
He has appeared as a commentator on such programs as “Ohayo Nippon,” “News 7,” and “News Watch 9.” Although he has lost the backing of former Prime Minister Abe, he has a strong connection with the LDP and is popular among conservative voters. Although he is a man of talent and color, he may give the general public the impression that he is a “pompous” person.
However, he is well versed in a wide variety of topics, not only politics but also kabuki, idols, and other entertainment topics. If he can present that well without being too outspoken, he will be useful not only in the news, but also in variety shows. Well, the last three months are the crucial period. If he continues to lose points like he did on “Sanjapo” this time, he may become disliked by viewers and gradually fade away. ……
The fact that Ruri Miura, an international political scientist who also graduated from the University of Tokyo and was a commentator, has been suspended from appearing on programs across the board following her husband’s arrest is an opportunity of a thousand chances. If the backing of a major production company is taken into account, it is likely that she will be seen more often on TV and other media for some time. ……
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