Mon.-Fri.  20:00 - 20:45 (JST)

Latest edition

Jun. 22


Cat's Eye


NEW Jun. 8, 2017

Farewell Message to Our Viewers

Tonight was my last show as a presenter of Newsroom Tokyo. From tomorrow, I will be working in a new post as a senior international news commentator.

about NRT

From Monday to Friday, 20:00-20:45 JST (11:00-11:45 UTC)

An all-new program for a rapidly changing region, NHK World’s NEWSROOM TOKYO puts the spotlight on Japan and the rest of Asia. Get all major news, the latest developments, and learn what drives them. See expert reports and analysis. Enjoy sharp insights and probing interviews with a diverse range of newsmakers… and learn about culinary trends and travel tips. NEWSROOM TOKYO brings the focus back home. It’s where we excel.

Our Team


Aki Shibuya

Aki Shibuya comes to Newsroom Tokyo from her position as host of NHK World’s “TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS”. She was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, grew up in New York, and graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science, and East Asian Studies. Back in Japan she has acted in a leading theater company, and for 11 years has hosted her own interview program on FM Yokohama. She presently teaches dance at an International School, where she emphasizes communication and expression.

business anchor

Yuko Fukushima

Lived in Seattle from age 8 until 13. Studied law at Keio University, and spent some time at Brown University in the US during that time. Joined the derivatives marketing team at a foreign bank upon graduation. Entered the news industry in 1998. Was the main anchor for several programs on NHK World such as Newsline and Asia Biz Forecast.

cultural reporter

Cathy Cat

Originally from Germany, Cathy went to graduate with honours at the University of Chester with a Bachelor in English literature in the UK. She further attained another Masters in Drama in Education in Chester and a Masters with distinction at Liverpool university. She specialises in Cool Japan culture, Japanese street fashion and street interviews. She documents her journeys in Japan on her YouTube channel.