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NHK head to receive 2002 Int'l Emmy Award.

TOKYO, April 15 Kyodo

Katsuji Ebisawa, president of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK), will receive an International Emmy Award this year for his role in global television programming, the award-giving body said Monday.

The secretariat of the 2002 International Emmy Awards made the announcement, citing Ebisawa for the Directorate Award at a news conference at MIP TV in Cannes, France.

Ebisawa was cited for leading the broadcasting scene in Asia and contributing to global broadcasting through the spread of high-definition and digital broadcasting.

It is the third time a Japanese national has won the prize. Junzo Imamichi, the then board chairman of Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc. (TBS), won the award in 1975, and Akio Morita, the then chairman and CEO of Sony Corp., won it in 1982.

The Directorate Award is given to individuals or groups for contributions to the arts and sciences of international television in the fields in management, administration, engineering, news, programming, and international relations.

The International Emmy Awards is the international version of the domestic U.S. Emmy awards show. The 30th such award ceremony will take place in New York on Nov. 25.
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Date:Apr 22, 2002
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