Regarding the issue of violation of foreign capital regulations by Fuji Media Holdings, which owns Fuji Television, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda acknowledged that there was a problem with the response of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at that time, and about a drastic review of foreign capital regulations. , He expressed his intention to proceed with consideration of law revision.
From 2012 to 2014, Fuji Media Holdings violated the foreign capital regulation of the Broadcasting Act due to an error in the calculation of voting rights, and President Osamu Kanemitsu was referred to the General Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives on the 13th. I attended as.
In this, President Kanemitsu explained that he reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications about a month after he noticed the violation, "I deeply regret and apologize for the lack of awareness of the importance of foreign capital restrictions in the Broadcasting Law." I apologized.
At the committee, both the ruling and opposition parties criticized the response of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, which did not urge the company to announce the violation at that time, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications did not consult with the Cabinet Legislation Bureau. Based on the view of the Legislation Bureau, it was decided that the certification of "certified broadcasting holding company" could not be revoked, and it was revealed that it had not been reported to the then Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda said, "It is a response that I did not recognize at all that it is an important issue related to national security. I would like to promptly consider a drastic review of foreign capital regulations with a view to amending the law." It was.