Death of Frank Baba, former chief of VOA Japanese Service.

Posted: 18 Jan 2008   Print   Send a link
"Frank Baba, a Japanese-American who helped launch Japan's post-World War II broadcasting industry as a member of the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces, died of old age in California on Wednesday, his family said. He was 93." Kyoto, January 17 2008. Thanks to Masao Hosoya for this news. Mr. Baba was a former chief of the VOA Japanese Service, which closed in 1970. He also worked for USIA and was instrumental in developing Japan's post-war broadcasting system. See Japanese-American Veterans Association of Washington DC Newsletter, January/February 2001.