NHK WORLD

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CHRONICLE: A History of NHK WORLD 1935-2015

CONTENTS About This Site
MESSAGE 80 Years of NHK WORLD Past, Present and into Future
OVERVIEW 80 Years of NHK WORLD Your Eye on Asia
1925~ Broadcasting Begins Crossing Borders
The Dawn of Overseas Broadcasting
1935~ First Year of International Broadcasting    Calling to World, “Hello, Friends!”
Japan-China War Prompts National-Policy Broadcasting
1940~ Japan Plunges into Pacific War Bigger Roles for International Broadcasting
Imperial Headquarters Announces… An Airwaves War with Big Powers
1945 Japan's Unconditional Surrender… NHK Broadcast It Abroad before Decided
Emperor Speaks to People on Air
1946~ GHQ Stops International Broadcasting End of National-Policy Broadcasts
A Temporary Suspension… Aiming for a New NHK
1952~ International Broadcasting Resumes as Radio Japan
Radio Japan's Voice Reporting on World That Has Changed
1960~ General Service Goes Worldwide
Broadcasting Tokyo Olympics to World
1965~ Reporting on World in Turmoil
Japan as World's #2 Economic Power    “Tell Us More about Japanese”
1970~ “Konnichiwa” Hello, World! Foreign Announcers Report on Expo'70
Strengthening Broadcasting to China and Other Parts of Asia
1975~ From Okinawa Expo to Fall of Saigon and Lockheed Case
Radio Japan Begins Overseas Relays
1980~ Broadcasting More to World Japan's Voice and Reality
50th Anniversary of International Broadcasting
1985~ From Showa to Heisei, Reporting on Turbulent Times
Tiananmen Square Incident More Airtime in Japanese and Chinese
1990~ End of Cold War and Gulf Crisis
Roles of International Broadcasting to End Cold War…
1991~ A Rising Call for Beaming Images Abroad
Law Revised to Start Overseas TV Broadcasting
1995~ International TV Broadcasting Starts
Japan's International Broadcasting Named NHK WORLD
1998~ NHK WORLD TV(Broadcast)
NHK WORLD PREMIUM(Distributed)
In Oct. 1999, 24-Hour Broadcast Achieved
2000~ The Birth of “NEWSLINE”
Radio Japan Begins Live Streaming of News in 22 Languages
2005~ Broadcasting Abroad for 70 Years Your Window on Asia
NHK WORLD TV Accelerating Efforts Toward All-English
2009~ 24-Hour All-English News Channel Starts New “NEWSLINE”
NHK WORLD TV Begins Live Streaming
2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Accident
Continued Reporting on Reconstruction and Aftermath
2012~ Full-fledged Transmission on Internet
With Efficient Coverage, Responding to Viewer Interest in Asia and World
2015 International Broadcasting Viewers Want to Watch
Into the Future, For Reliable International Broadcasting

NHK WORLD: Outline of Services

TV NHK WORLD TV
TV NHK WORLD TV: Diverse Charms of Japan
TV GETTING “NEWSLINE” ON AIR:
Covering, Producing and Broadcasting
TV Backstage of International Broadcasting:
Challenges of Making English News Scripts
PREMIUM NHK WORLD PREMIUM
ONLINE NHK WORLD ONLINE
RADIO NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN
RADIO Linking Japan to World in 18 Languages
Diversity is Wonderful!

NHK WORLD: Resources

IN THE WORLD International TV and Radio Broadcasting Around World
TO TUNE IN How to Tune in to NHK WORLD
NOTES Editor's Notes and References
CHRONOLOGY

80 Years of NHK WORLD: Table of Major Events