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NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN Program aired in Japan

Some of the programs of NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN are available in Japan.

Broadcast schedules are indicated in Japan Standard Time.

Radio 2

English News, Japan & World Update
Mon. - Fri.14:00 - 14:30
English News
Sat. & Sun.14:00 - 14:10
Friends Around the World
Sun.14:10 - 14:30
Sat.14:10 - 14:30(Rerun)
Easy Japanese(*English)
Sat.21:45 - 21:55
Sat.08:30 - 08:40(Rerun)
Chinese News
Mon. - Fri.18:00 - 18:15
Sat. & Sun.18:00 - 18:10
Chinese Program
Sat. & Sun.15:45 - 16:00
Sat.13:20 - 13:50(Rerun)
Korean News
Mon. - Fri.18:15 - 18:30
Sat. & Sun.18:10 - 18:20
Korean Program
Sat. & Sun.17:45 - 18:00
Sat.14:30 - 15:00(Rerun)
Portuguese News
Mon. - Fri.18:30 - 18:45
Sat. & Sun.18:20 - 18:30
Spanish News
Mon. - Fri.13:00 - 13:15
Sat. & Sun.13:00 - 13:10