About NHK WORLD

NHK is Japan's sole public broadcasting organization, financed by receiving fees.
NHK WORLD is NHK's international broadcasting service, informing the world about the latest developments in Japan and Asia via TV, radio, and the internet.

Services

24/7 English-language channel

NHK WORLD TV

NHK WORLD TV delivers news and programs in English 24 hours a day, Depending on the region, viewers can watch the broadcasts via their local satellite or cable services or IPTV, as well as the internet.

Japanese-language channel

NHK WORLD PREMIUM

NHK WORLD PREMIUM broadcasts news as well as dramas, music, children's shows, and other programs selected from NHK's domestic channels primarily for Japanese people living or traveling abroad.

NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN

NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN offers current information and topics from Japan in Japanese and 17 other languages. In addition to shortwave, the service is expanding on medium wave, FM, satellite radio, and the internet.

Internet content

NHK WORLD ONLINE

NHK WORLD ONLINE provides NHK WORLD TV and RADIO JAPAN programming live and on demand on the website and via mobile device apps.

International Broadcast Programs Council and NHK WORLD

International Broadcast Programs Council is established as a body to guarantee the autonomy of broadcasting pursuant to the provision of the article 6 of the Broadcast Act (Act No. 132 of 1950). The Council members are commissioned from persons with relevant knowledge and experience and meet on a regular basis. NHK consults with International Broadcast Programs Council when it intends to set forth or to amend a basic plan relating to the program standards and editing of the broadcast programs. When International Broadcast Programs Council draws up a report or expresses an opinion, NHK respects such and takes necessary measures.

Inquiries

NHK WORLD TV and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN >Mailform

Address
2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8001, JAPAN

NHK WORLD PREMIUM*URLs below link to websites outside of NHK.

  • Asia-Pacific, South America
  • Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.
  • http://nhkworldpremium.com/index_e.aspx
  • US & Canada
  • NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.
  • http://tvjapan.net/en/
  • Europe, Russia & CIS, The Middle East and North Africa
  • NHK Cosmomedia Europe, Ltd.
  • http://www.jstv.co.uk/english/