A bill to amend the Broadcasting Law, which includes the introduction of a new reserve fund to reduce the NHK reception fee and the revision of foreign capital restrictions of broadcasters, was approved by the House of Representatives at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on the 21st. It was sent.

The amendment to the Broadcasting Law is to


introduce a "return purpose reserve fund" that will be used as a source of funds for the reduction of NHK reception fees, and to allow NHK to newly hold an intermediate holding company in order to improve the efficiency of the operations of its subsidiaries. In addition, the introduction of a premium system for TV installers who do not apply for a reception contract by the deadline for no good reason is included.



In addition, in response to the problem of violation of foreign capital regulations by private broadcasters, it is obligatory for businesses to report the status of foreign investment and to make regular reports to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.



The amendment was voted at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on the 21st, passed by the majority of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Komeito Party, the Constitutional Democratic Party, the Democratic Party for the People, and the Social Democratic Party, and sent to the House of Councilors.



On the other hand, the Nippon Ishin no Kai, the Communist Party, and the Reiwa Shinsengumi opposed it.

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