The Party to Protect the People from NHK

The Party to Protect the People from NHK (Japanese: NHKから国民を守る党, NHK kara Kokumin wo Mamoru Tō),[2] also known as N-Koku (NHKから民を守る党, N国)[3] is a Japanese political party founded on June 17, 2013 by activist Takashi Tachibana, a former employee of Japan's national broadcasting organization NHK and a member of the Funabashi city assembly in Chiba Prefecture. He resigned NHK's accounting position in 2005 after exposing internal corruption. Before long experiencing intimidating behaviour by NHK television license bill collectors,[4][5] the party issues special stickers to chase off broadcast-reception bill collectors from citizens' properties. The party's slogan is "NHK o Bukkowasu!" (Japanese: NHKをぶっ壊す!, lit. Destroy NHK!).[3]

The Party to Protect the People from NHK

LeaderTakashi Tachibana
Founded17 June 2013 (17 June 2013)
Headquarters〒124-0023 Park Tower Tokyo East Room 407, 1-4-3 Higashishinkoiwa, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
IdeologyAnti-NHK policy
Moderation of the broadcasting law
Direct democracy
Colors     Yellow and      Sky Blue
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City, special ward, town and village assembly members
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English name

The official English name has not been announced yet, but it was written as "Gurd the national from NHK" on its own leaflet in 2016.[6]


  1. Shiromoto, Koji (10 Aug 2019). "7 winners and losers from a deeply ambiguous Japanese election". McGill International Review. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  2. "Japan lawmaker who sparked scandal with Russia war remarks to join anti-NHK party". The Japan Times Online. 2019-07-29. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  3. "After stunning election win, anti-NHK party sets higher goal:The Asahi Shimbun". The Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ""NHK Fee Collector Leaves Note Threatening Impending "Crackdown"". GaijinPot Blog. 26 February 2019.
  5. "NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people's doorsteps". Japan Today. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  6. "NHKから国民を守る党通信【2016年9月号】" NHKから国民を守る党通信 [The Party to Protect the People from NHK News(September 2016 Issue)] (PDF). 2016-09 issue (in Japanese). 大阪府茨木市永代町5番茨木ビル607号: NHKから国民を守る党. 2016.
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