Ways to Watch


Through Satellite, Cable, IPTV, DTH etc.

Select the area/country to find your local operator to enjoy NHK WORLD-JAPAN.

Direct Reception

Please set the frequency, symbol rate, FEC value and others on your digital satellite tuner to receive our transmission. Please find the setting details in your region shown below:

Asia-Pacific Region
Satellite: IS-19
Frequency: 4140MHz, Symbol Rate: 29.91Msps, FEC Value: 2/3, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S2/QPSK
HD(1080/50i, 60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, Channel Information: [1080/50i English], [1080/60i English]
*For reception in Standard Definition (SD) format, please prepare a High Definition (HD) digital tuner with function to convert HD signal to SD signal.
Southwest & Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe Region
Satellite: IS-20
Frequency: 4124MHz, Symbol Rate: 22.19Msps, FEC Value: 3/5, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S2/8PSK
HD(1080/50i, 60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, Channel Information: [1080/50i English], [1080/60i English]
*For reception in Standard Definition (SD) format, please prepare a High Definition (HD) digital tuner with function to convert HD signal to SD signal.
South & North America Region
Satellite: IS-21
Frequency: 4160MHz, Symbol Rate: 26.59Msps, FEC Value: 1/2, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S/QPSK(as current)
HD(1080/60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, Channel Information: [1080/60i English]
PAL <MPEG-2>: Channel Information: [625 English]

The receiver must be compatible with the broadcasting system above.
*If you cannot identify your receiver’s compatibility, please contact the receiver’s vendor/manufacturer directly and check whether your receiver can accommodate to the channel’s new settings

Broadcasting Areas

Broadcasting Areas

Free apps

Download free apps to see our programs anytime, anywhere on your smartphone or tablet devices. (Apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Kindle Fire) With Wi-Fi access, you can watch on your TV using Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or ROKU.

Hotels and Inns in Japan

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is available in some hotels and inns in Japan

NHK WORLD-JAPAN's TV programs aired in Japan

Some of the programs of NHK WORLD-JAPAN are aired in Japan.
Broadcast schedules are indicated in JST.

GTV Tue. 11:05 - 11:30 (JST)
Come ride with us! Bicycle through the scenery of Japan, stay with locals and discover hidden traditions in a Japan you didn't know existed.
Showcasing Japanese music to the world. Featuring live performances by some of Japan's leading J-POP singers and musicians. *Please confirm latest on-air schedule here.
BS1 Thu. 4:30 - 4:58 (JST)
What is good design? And what is its power? From traditional to cutting edge, we explore Japanese designs that are literally shaping our lives.
BS1 Mon. 4:30 - 4:58 (JST)
Creating the future together. Inspiring stories of projects by Japanese people working with communities in developing countries with new ideas and efforts to help solve issues.
BS1 Mon. 4:30 - 4:58 (JST)
Going beyond the horizon. Meet Japan’s entrepreneurs whose innovative thinking is changing traditional mindsets in their various fields of work.
BS1 Mon. 14:00 - 14:28 (JST)*Bilingual
Dynamic Asia. Stories behind the world’s largest continent as it faces political, economic, cultural and technological change.
BS1 Tue. 4:30 - 4:58 (JST)
Fresh insights into Japan. Stories behind Japanese life and culture through the eyes of Peter Barakan, a 46-year resident and watcher of Japan.
BS1 Tue. 14:00 - 14:27 (JST) *Bilingual
BS1 Mon. 5:00 - 5:27 (JST) *Bilingual
People from around the globe who put down roots in Japan offer a glimpse into their lives and the hardships they face in Japanese society.
BS1 Wed. 4:30 - 4:58 (JST)
Go behind the scenes of Japan's amazing railways. Interesting facts, new technologies, expert tips, plus where to go, how to get there and more!
BS1 Wed. 14:00 - 14:28 (JST) *Bilingual
BS1 Sun. 4:30 - 4:58 (JST) *Bilingual
Explore a different side of Japan. Meet the locals and discover traditions and cultures not usually found in guidebooks!
BS1 Thu. 14:00 - 14:28 (JST) *Bilingual
BS1 Mon. 5:30 - 5:58 (JST) *Bilingual
The timeless heart of Japan's ancient capital. Against its rich backdrop of culture and tradition, today's Kyoto continues to innovate and inspire.
BS1 Fri. 4:30 - 4:45 (JST)
We analyze the social changes brought by COVID-19, looking for signs that point towards the right philosophy to adopt in this era of the "New Normal."
BS1 Fri. 4:45 - 5:00 (JST)
A cutting-edge interview program from NHK WORLD-JAPAN's production team in New York. Covers the hot issue: from politics, economy, social matters, international situation or cultural topics.
BS1 Fri. 14:00 - 14:28 (JST) *Bilingual
Delicious food from Tokyo’s markets! Learn about the amazing ingredients which are sourced from across Japan and sold at Tokyo’s fresh food markets.
BS1 Sat. 4:30 - 4:58 (JST)
Prevention to cure! The groundbreaking world of Japanese medical technology and healthcare. From food and exercise to the latest treatments.
BS Premium Sat. 2:30 - 2:58 (JST)
Japan's exciting music scene! Pop, rock, traditional and more! Live performances, artist interviews, plus all the latest news!
GTV Sun. 22:45 - 22:50 (JST)
GTV Mon. 10:05 - 10:10 (JST)
GTV Sat. 4:00 - 4:05 (JST)
Don’t Miss Out! What’s hot in Japan! The show that checks out our must-see, program picks-of-the-week on NHK WORLD-JAPAN!