Anchor, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation
Dr. WAKIHAMA, Noriko is an anchor at Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Over her 25-year career in broadcasting, she co-anchored the nation-wide morning show, on which she covered wide-ranging topics including the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995, both local and national elections, live broadcast from underwater while scuba diving, and the satellite relay from the London Olympics.
She had M.A. in Communication Management at Annenberg School at the University of Southern California in 2000. Her Ph.D. in International Public Policy is from Osaka University in 2010. She has published "Terebikyoku ga tsubureru hi" (The day of TV stations' collapse) in 2001, claiming the need for reforming broadcasting industry in Japan. She has also conducted an empirical analysis on Japanese private TV stations' efficiency, while her major concern is regional journalism and communication in the age of convergence. She has served on a couple of government committees related to the Japan Policy of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Research Workshop: Evolving Business Strategies for Smart TV and Smart Phone - An International Comparison
Sunday, 18 January 2015