The Board of Governors is the decision-making body for NHK’s management policy and operations, including the annual budget, the corporation’s operational plan and basic programming policy. There are 12 governors who make decisions that are impartial and in the public interest. The governors are approved by both houses of the Diet on behalf of the people of Japan and are appointed by the Prime Minister.
The Audit Committee
The Audit Committee, independent of both the Board of Governors and the Executive Board, audits all business conducted by the Governors and the Executive Board and reports to the Board of Governors. The Audit Committee consists of three or more members chosen from and appointed by the Board of Governors. At least one member is appointed full time.
The Executive Board is made up of the organization’s president, the executive vice-president and between seven and 10 managing directors. The president represents NHK and oversees matters that are designated by the Board of Governors as NHK’s business.
As set forth in the Broadcast Law and NHK’s Articles of Association, the Executive Board discusses matters that require the official approval of the Board of Governors, as well as matters that the president wishes the Executive Board to examine.