Wasn't sure where to post this so I'll throw it up here, it's related.
So I moved into my place 2 and a half months ago. Got the sewerage, elec, gas, internet on all that's going good.
Just today some guy from NHK came to my door asking me to sign a contract and pay 1,300 a month.
I don't have a TV, nor do I want one. From the crappy Japanese I speak he seemed to claim that it was necessary for everyone to pay this.
As I'm not prone to signing for things I don't want/need/unsure about, I told him I'd consult some people about it and to come back at a later date.
My obvious question to y'all is... is this necessary? or is it like a TV License in the UK?