Japan ruling party panel summons media bosses over news shows

April 15, 2015 7:36 AM

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Japan ruling party panel summons media bosses over news shows

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's ruling party is summoning officials from two major media organizations for questioning about news shows, an aide to a lawmaker said, the latest in what some experts say is a push by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration to quell criticism.

The Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) information and telecommunications strategy panel will question officials from broadcaster TV Asahi and NHK public TV on Friday, an aide to lawmaker Jiro Kawasaki, who heads the committee, told Reuters.

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