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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is NHK WORLD? / About International Broadcasts
2. About the TV Broadcast Services Provided by NHK WORLD
- What kind of channel is NHK WORLD TV? / What kind of channel is NHK WORLD PREMIUM? / What is the difference between NHK WORLD TV and NHK WORLD PREMIUM?
- I want to know how to receive NHK WORLD TV and NHK WORLD PREMIUM
- Can I view NHK WORLD TV or NHK WORLD PREMIUM on the Internet?
- Does NHK WORLD TV only provide programs in English? / Can I view programs in Japanese on NHK WORLD TV?
- Why does NHK WORLD TV broadcast mostly news? / Are there any dramas or other entertainment programs on NHK WORLD TV?
- I want to know about TV JAPAN / How can I receive TV JAPAN?
- I want to know about the broadcasting rights for international broadcasts. / Why can't I view some images “due to broadcasting rights”?
- Why are there so many repeats on NHK WORLD TV?
- About the program guide
3. About NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN
- I want to know about NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN
- I want to know how NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN is transmitted
- How can I receive NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN?
- I’m having trouble receiving NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN
- I want to know the frequencies and program schedule for NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN
- Can I listen to RADIO JAPAN programs on the Internet? / Can I download audio data for playing on my personal computer?
- Are there any Real Media audio files?
- I want to know about podcasts/podcasting
- How often is the Internet radio news updated in each language, and at what times?
- The Internet news is not updated for a while after the broadcast has finished
4. Mobile News
- Do I have to pay to view NHK WORLD Mobile News Service?
- Can I see the Mobile News Service everywhere?
- My mobile cannot display Chinese/Korean text
- My mobile cannot display Portuguese/Spanish accent marks
- How many times a day is your English service updated?
- I can get only old stories when they are supposed to be updated
5. Fees and Reception Contracts
6. Other Questions
- Can I receive NHK WORLD TV/RADIO JAPAN in Japan?
- Can I purchase program DVDs or texts?
- Are any recorded versions of programs available?
- I want to make an enquiry about an NHK WORLD program or some other services
- Is the search function on the NHK WORLD Internet site only available in English and Japanese?