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Hiroshi Kume to host TBS's new infotainment program

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Freelance TV presenter Hiroshi Kume, 64, will host TBS's new infotainment program from October, which is produced by TV-radio writer Yasushi Akimoto, 52, the Nikkan Sports newspaper reported Wednesday.

The program, whose title has not yet been announced, will cover a wide range of news from politics to entertainment. It will be co-produced by Kume.

Kume was quoted by the paper as saying, “Commercial television is now at a turning point as an industry. Viewer ratings are down and networks are facing financial difficulties. I would like to do whatever I can now for the industry.”

The new program is schedule to air from October 22 at 10 p.m.

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TV presenter?

Does this mean commentator? Host?

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If the program is anything like Kume's recent segment about Japanese twentysomethings, it may be worth watching.

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Hiroshi Kume, a controversial Tv personality may stir up racism again.

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some14some - yes he has and probably will again.

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And after nearly 20 years of co-producing "News Station", I think he can be viewed as a legitimate journalist, not just a "TV presenter". His subsequent work has been hit-or-miss, but that is as much the fault of the networks as it is a product of his desire to get back on the air.

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Good grief, is that Kume?! He's lookin' old as hell!

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Good grief, is that Kume?! He's lookin' old as hell!

That was my reaction, Sarge....

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He co-produces News Station? I thought he quit or was fired because he was getting too expensive to keep. Well, well, you learn something new everyday.

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I'm pretty sure Kume-san was fired for referring to the workers paradise of Myanmar by its tainted colonial name of Burma.

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Kume is an idiot. It's embarassing watching him. I remember an interview with Anthony Hopkins. Kume asked him so many stupid questions that Hopkins got up and walked out!

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