As usual at this time of year, NHK News has updated their news programmes.
Ohayou Nippon: New intro, new studio, updated graphics and music
Midday News: No change
Shibu Goji: New intro, new studio, new graphics and music
News 7: New intro, updated studio, new graphics and music
News Check 11: Axed, replaced by News Kyou Ichinichi
News 7 also airs at the weekend with three hosts instead of two, including Aoi Minoru, who used to host News Check 11:
Putting the butt into butter