AMPONTAN

Japan from the inside out

Ichigen koji (104)

Posted by ampontan on Friday, May 25, 2012

一言居士

– A person who has something to say about everything

No one in the mass media can read an academic paper. Not only are they too busy, they have no specialized knowledge.  Everything they know is what they’ve heard.  If you work in the news department for five years, you turn into an idiot (literally, アホ).

What I realized from working in television for 15 years is that television is a waste of time.  The best thing about quitting the network was that I don’t have to watch television anymore.

– Ikeda Nobuo, university professor, author, and blogger. He was employed at the quasi-public broadcaster NHK, spending part of that time as a program director. He says he resigned when it came time for promotion to a management position and he discovered it wouldn’t be possible to continue his involvement with program production.

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