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    Nudes at Ten saved for the deaf

    Nudes presenters ... broadcasters from the US Naked News show

    August 17, 2007

    DEAF Japanese television viewers will still be able to watch news - signed by naked broadcasters.

    Japan's hard of hearing faced losing their naked news service with sign language after the government cut the show's subsidy.

    But a Tokyo TV company said it would carry on making the striptease news show despite the cut.

    The government made grants totalling 400,000 Yen (£1,750) to help cover production of the weekly five-minute programme on satellite TV.

    The bulletin features a newsreader who removes her clothes between news items that she delivers in sign language.

    The funding dried up when the government, under fire for supporting “Naked Sign Language News”, changed funding guidelines for programming aimed at the disabled to exclude pornography.

    Shinichiro Fukuyama, a spokesman for the naked news makers Paradise Television said: “Of course we will continue making the programme.

    “We weren’t doing it for the subsidy, we just wanted to make something viewers would enjoy.”

    Most people who had contacted the station about the programme were supportive, saying deaf people had the right to enjoy the same programmes as other people, he added.

    As a deaf/hoh person, this is great news . . . uh . . . nudes!

  • #2
    I can't think of govt. subsidiaries ever being put to better use.


    • #3
      great post! glad too the government stepped in to help!


      • #4
        Even though it's "striptease" style, at least it's nudity and not sex.

        Wonder if the gang in California that does "Nudes in the News" would be interested in this sort of thing, much less making captioning part of their nudecast? Any challengers?