NHK World-Japan

NHK World-Japan is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai - Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan's public broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to BBC World News, DW, France 24, CGTN, VOA, RT, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world as well as online and through its mobile apps. The channel is based in Tokyo, Japan.

NHK World-Japan provides three services: NHK World Radio Japan, NHK World TV, and NHK World Premium. NHK World also makes most of its programming available through an online version of the television channel.

NHK World-Japan was rebranded from NHK World in April 2018.[1]

The Chinese Web TV service, NHK Huayu Shijie, which provides news and select programs from NHK World-Japan in Chinese dubbing and/or subtitles was launched on 15 January 2019.[2]

NHK World-Japan
NHK World
Launched1 April 1998
Owned byNHK
Picture format1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
SloganWidening Horizons
LanguageJapanese, English
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Sister channel(s)
Digital terrestrial television
(United States)
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 656
GVT (Brazil)Channel 140
Sky BrasilChannel 114
DD Direct+ (India)Channel 45
Zing Digital (India)Channel 867
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 355
DirecTV (Latin America)Channel 782
Sky MéxicoChannel 283
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 162
G Sat (Philippines)Channel 32
Movistar+ (Spain)Channel 148
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 1
Good TV (Thailand)Channel 77
Freesat (UK)Channel 209
Sky (UK and Ireland)Channel 507
DishHDChannel 130
OSN (Middle East and North Africa)Channel 428
TransVision (Indonesia)Channel 620
Tata Sky (India)Channel 642
Channel 175
Altice USAChannel number varies
Bukidnon Z5 Cable (Philippines)Channel 59
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 126
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 69
Claro TV(Latin America)Peru:
Channel 169
Channel 532 (HD)
Comcast (U.S.)Channel number varies
Cox (U.S.)Channel number varies
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 341
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 656
GTD Manquehue (Chile)Channel 825
Minneapolis Public Schools (U.S.)Channel 78
Onlime (Russia)Channel 96
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 323
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 222 (Digital)
Skylife (Korea)Channel 176
Spectrum (U.S.)Channel number varies
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 812
ClearTV (Nepal)Channel 856
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 793
AT&T U-verse (U.S.)Channel 1379
Unifi TV (Malaysia)Channel 643
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 328
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)Channel 106
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 157
Verizon Fios (U.S.)Channel number varies
myTV Super (Hong Kong)Channel 707
Channel 560 (HD)
APSFL (India)Channel 369 (HD)
Streaming media
NHK World-JapanWatch live (available worldwide)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)


NHK World Television

NHK World-Japan TV

NHK World-Japan TV

NHK commenced international TV broadcasting services for North America and Europe in 1995. On April 1, 1998, NHK World Television started broadcasting. NHK World Television is a news and information channel that broadcasts internationally via satellite and cable TV. Programming is broadcast in English. It began as a news channel in February 2009. Some of the shows are produced by production studio JIB TV which is 60% owned by NHK with the remaining 40% owned by private investors like Microsoft and Japanese bank Mizuho. The NHK World DOG is not used at all when shows produced by JIB TV are aired as a paid programming.

NHK World TV free-to-air broadcasts have been available in high definition by satellite since 2009 and NHK World TV HD currently broadcasts from 105.5°E, 68.5°E, Astra 28.2°E, Astra 19.2°E, 58°W, and 99°W.[3]

NHK World Premium

NHK World Premium Television broadcasts a mixture of news, sports and entertainment in Japanese worldwide via satellite as a subscription service. In Europe this service is broadcast under the name JSTV and in the US it is known as TV Japan. The programmes generally do not carry English subtitles.


Programmes on the channel include:[4]

  • Cool Japan: Hosted by Shoji Kokami and Risa Stegmayer; some aspects of Japanese customs are considered "cool" by foreigners. Cool Japan is a television show that illustrates the quickly changing Japanese culture and how it is perceived by the international community that have recently made Japan their home.
  • J-Melo: A music programme hosted by May J., featuring the latest developments in Japanese music, selections of hit songs, and diverse material from a wide range of different music genres - pop, rock, jazz and classical.
  • NHK Newsline: A news programme with updates every hour, covering world events and business-related news, as well as providing global weather forecasts.
  • Somewhere Street: A travel program which explores a different city each episode, from a tourist's perspective walking through a city.
  • Begin Japanology and Japanology Plus: A Japanese culture and lifestyle television show with Peter Barakan.[5]
  • Japan-easy: An educational programme used to learn basics of the Japanese language using English language. The programme is available in both curriculums, latter known as Japan-easy II. Each curriculum has 24 episodes.[6]

Radio Japan

NHK World Radio Japan (RJ) broadcasts news, information, and entertainment programs focusing on Japan and Asia, for a daily total of 65 hours of broadcasts. Radio Japan provides two services:

  • General Service broadcasts worldwide in Japanese and English.
  • Regional Service broadcasts to specific geographical zones in 17 languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Both services are available on shortwave (SW) as well as online.

RJ SW relay stations

RJ runs a domestic SW relay station.

RJ also leases or owns several external relay stations.

Internet service

NHK World-Japan programs and content are available online.

  • NHK World-Japan - online news and live HQ stream of NHK World TV
  • Radio Japan - live streams, podcasts and archive programming
  • Japanese Lessons - re-edited versions of Basic Japanese for You and Brush Up Your Japanese.

Only a limited number of programs are available online for free.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "New Programs of NHK WORLD-JAPAN for 2018" (PDF). 21 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ "New Chinese Service 'NHK Huayu Shijie' Promotional Video". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ Lyngsat - NHK World TV Accessed July 27, 2016
  4. ^ NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). "TV Programs". NHK WORLD. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  5. ^ "TV Programs - NHK World". NHK. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  6. ^ What's Japan-easy? - Japan-easy II, Japanese lessons - NHK WORLD - English, retrieved 2017-12-25
  7. ^ NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). "FAQ - NHK WORLD - English". NHK WORLD. Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2014.

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Shaking from the earthquake was felt strongly in Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture, and shaking was felt as far away as the Kantō region. Long period ground motion (LPGM) during the earthquake reached maximum of class 4 on the JMA LPGM intensity scales. The earthquake disrupted electrical service throughout Hokkaido, leaving 5.3 million residents without power. Forty-one people were confirmed dead and six hundred and ninety-one were injured. The event is officially known as Heisei san-jū-nen Hokkaidō Iburi tōbu jishin (平成30年北海道胆振東部地震, "Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake of Heisei 30").

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NHK (Japanese: 日本放送

協会, Hepburn: Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, official English name: Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's national broadcasting organization. NHK, which has always been known by this romanized acronym in Japanese, is a publicly owned corporation funded by viewers' payments of a television license fee.

NHK operates two terrestrial television channels (NHK General TV and NHK Educational TV), four satellite television channels (NHK BS1 and NHK BS Premium, as well as two ultra-high-definition television channels; NHK BS4K and NHK BS8K), and three radio networks (NHK Radio 1, NHK Radio 2, and NHK FM).

NHK also provides an international broadcasting service, known as NHK World-Japan. NHK World-Japan is composed of NHK World TV, NHK World Premium, and the shortwave radio service Radio Japan (RJ). World Radio Japan also makes some of its programs available on the Internet.

NHK Newsline

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NHK World Premium

NHK World Premium is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai - Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan's public broadcaster. The service is aimed towards overseas Japanese and the overseas market, similar to DD India, BBC World News, Press TV, DW-TV, France 24, Russia Today and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world.

NHK World Premium Television broadcast a mixture of news, sports and entertainment in Japanese worldwide via satellite as a subscription service. In Europe this service is broadcast under the name JSTV and in the US and Canada it is known as TV Japan. The programmes generally don't carry English subtitles while a few programmes, especially news, have bilingual audio.

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