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古垣 鐵郎

journalist

Furukaki Tetsuro was journalist, president (until June 1956) of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK).

Background

Furukaki Tetsuro was born in Kagoshima in 1900.

Education

Furukaki Tetsuro graduated from Lyons University (1923) and obtained the French degree of L.L.D.

Career

Visiting Europe again Furukaki Tetsuro served in the General Affairs Bureau of the League of Nations. After returning to Japan, he joined the staff of the Asahi Shimbun (1929). During his 18 years on the Asahi staff, he was frequently a special correspondent abroad. He became NHK president (1949), succeeding Iwasaburo Takano. Was also managing director of the Japan Symphony Orchestra. Appointed ambassador to France Uince 1957).