At the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur there is a change in the position of Director of the Programming Department.
Tatsuya Nakamura, currently working as an Executive Producer with NHK International Inc. takes over from Haruo Sakitsu in June, who has held the post since 2003 and also an NHK Executive.
Mr Nakamura, 53, will be responsible for the overall management and supervision of the program operation, preparing its annual activity plan and budget, and advising the Secretary-General on program matters, among other things.
Mr Nakamura has worked with NHK-Japan for over 30 years. One of his early achievements was to become Program Director at the Radio Japan overseas shortwave radio service.
He rose through the ranks, working in various NHK departments as well as affiliate companies before being promoted to being Executive Producer with NHK International in June 2003.