NHK WORLD

NHK WORLD TV(2)

Introducing Major Program CategoriesNHK WORLD TV
Diverse Charms of Japan

In 2015, NHK is broadcasting to the world with two mottos: “Reliable Reporting” and “Attractive Programs.” It has launched a news program, “NEWSROOM TOKYO,” and a debate program, “GLOBAL AGENDA.” And it offers wide-ranging information programs effectively by clearly defining their target audiences. On weekends, it is working to offer colorful and diverse entertainment programs in new genres such as anime. Through all these efforts, it aims to develop content that can capture the hearts of audiences around the world.

Outline of Services  >  NHK WORLD TV(2)

NEWS

NEW

NEWSROOM TOKYO: Monday to Friday, 8:00 ~ 8:45 p.m. (Japan time)

NEWSROOM TOKYO

A new news program in English to report on what’s happening in Japan and the rest of Asia. It summarizes events of one day and reports on them in a way that’s deeper and easier to understand than that of any other media. It features reports that dig deep into events, special programs with analyses by correspondents and experts, business reports on the latest trends, and interviews with key persons.

NEWSROOM TOKYO
NEWSROOM TOKYO
NEWSROOM TOKYO
NEWSROOM TOKYO

NEWSLINE: Monday to Sunday, every hour on the hour, except when “NEWSROOM TOKYO” airs.

NEWSLINE

A news program in English broadcast every hour on the hour. It reports on the latest moves in Japanese politics, economics, technology and culture from multiple perspectives. It takes in-depth looks at reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima after the nuclear accident there. It also carries reports on rapidly changing situations in Asia from Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul and other places.

NEWSLINE
NEWSLINE
NEWSLINE
NEWSLINE

A MAJOR DEBATE PROGRAM

NEW

GLOBAL AGENDA : About once a month on Saturday, 9:10~11:00 a.m. Japan time, etc.

GLOBAL AGENDA

Opinion leaders around the world are to propose ways to solve problems facing Japan and the rest of the world in this debate program once a month on weekends. It has been introduced to seek wider recognition of NHK WORLD TV as a global medium.

GLOBAL AGENDA

DOCUMENTARIES : CURRENT AFFAIRS

Face to Face

NEW

Face to Face

Interviews with prominent people in various fields in Japan offer insight into Japanese society today. Tuesday, 0:30 a.m.~, etc.

Her Story

NEW

Her Story

A program about women who inspire changes in their countries or territories in Asia, when women’s social advances are a key to growth. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.~, etc.

RISING

NEW

RISING

A documentary focusing on people active in the forefronts of various fields and trying to break down established value systems with their talents and enthusiasm. Thursday, 10:30 a.m.~, etc.

ASIAN DREAMERS

NEW

ASIAN DREAMERS

Stories of people from Japan and the rest of Asia trying to achieve their dreams in the U.S. or Europe, using their talents to the fullest. Friday, 8:45 p.m.~, etc.

NHK Documentary

 

NHK Documentary

English versions of NHK documentary series “NHK Special,” covering a wide range of topics including politics, economics, social issues, international situations, science, entertainment and sports. Sunday, 0:10 a.m.~, etc.

Asia Insight

 

Asia Insight

A portrait of modern-day Asia, a focus of world attention, and its background of traditions and influences in advancing globalization. Friday, 10:30 a.m.~, etc.

DOCUMENTARIES : TRAVEL & FOOD

TOKYO EYE 2020

NEW

TOKYO EYE 2020

About Tokyo’s rapid changes ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, and the city’s unique charms. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.~, etc.

Trails to Tsukiji

NEW

Trails to Tsukiji

Starting with fresh food ingredients at Tokyo’s large Tsukiji Market, and visiting food production districts, this show presents the depth and variety of Japan’s food culture. Wednesday, 11:30 p.m.~, etc.

Dining with the chef

 

Dining with the chef

Japanese cuisine is a focus of world attention. This cooking program features the art of bringing about harmony of ingredients and displaying them in dishes. Friday, 11:30 p.m.~, etc.

Journeys in Japan

 

Journeys in Japan

A foreign reporter visits various places in Japan and finds new attractions from a unique perspective. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.~, etc.

ENTERTAINMENT

J-MELO

 

J-MELO

A music show focusing on the diversity of Japanese music, introducing to the world the country’s pop, rock, jazz, classical, traditional and other music with Japanese artists. Monday, 0:10 a.m.~, etc.

J-FLICKS

 

J-FLICKS

A show about the fascinating world of Japanese cinema, introducing new films and popular movies of the past, along with interviews of directors, actors and actresses. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.~, etc.

Sushi and Beyond

NEW

Sushi and Beyond

An animated version of British journalist Michael Booth’s best-selling book “Sushi and Beyond,” a story of one family’s journey of eating in Japan. Sunday, 9:10 p.m.~, etc.

BIZ & TECH

SAMURAI WHEELS

NEW

SAMURAI WHEELS

An information program about the charms of Japanese cars, which lead the world’s market, and Japan’s unique car culture. Friday, 0:30 a.m.~, etc.

Japan Railway Journal

NEW

Japan Railway Journal

Offering the latest information on Japan’s railway systems and technologies, including Shinkansen bullet trains, that have made possible fast and safe services strictly adhering to timetables. Friday, 0:30 a.m.~, etc.

great gear

 

great gear

A show about the latest products made in Japan, born from unique ideas and technologies, with information on the latest trends in a wide range of industries. Thursday, 0:30 a.m.~. etc.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Medical Frontiers

NEW

Medical Frontiers

A program about Japan’s advanced medical technologies and system of care for the elderly in a rapidly aging society. Tuesday, 0:30 a.m.~. etc.

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

KABUKI KOOL

 

KABUKI KOOL

An introduction to the world of kabuki, a Japan’s traditional art of stage drama, with its unique ways of directing and highlighting actors onstage in a way that’s easy for foreign viewers to watch. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.~, etc.

Japanology Plus

 

Japanology Plus

Peter Barakan from Britain discusses his way of looking at Japanese culture, revealing its sometimes unexpected aspects from an original perspective. Thursday, 1:30 p.m.~, etc.

SPORTS JAPAN

 

SPORTS JAPAN

About the unique culture of Japanese sports, focusing on sumo and traditional martial arts judo and kendo. Friday, 1:30 p.m.~, etc.

FASHION & POP CULTURE

TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS

 

TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS

A show about the hottest trends in Tokyo, one of the world’s leading fashion cities, with information on a wide-range of Japanese styles.
Monday, 9:30 a.m.~, etc.

imagine-nation

 

imagine-nation

Offering the latest information on four genres of Japanese pop culture: anime, games, manga and events. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.~, etc.

Kawaii International

 

Kawaii International

From Japan, home of kawaii (“cute”) culture, with the latest on kawaii people, experiences and items for followers of kawaii around the world. Saturday, 1:10 p.m.~ etc.

FAMILY

PythagoraSwitch Mini

NEW

Pythagora Switch Mini

An English version of “PythagoraSwitch Mini” on NHK’s domestic Educational TV, aimed at turning on the switches of children’s brains to foster their ability to think logically. Saturday, 0:55 p.m.~, etc.