NHK

NHK (official English name: Japanese Broadcasting Corporation) isJapan's national public broadcasting organization. NHK, which has always identified itself to its audiences by the English pronunciation of its initials, is a publicly owned corporation funded by viewers' payments of a television license fee.

NHK operates two terrestrial television services (NHK General TV and NHK Educational TV), two satellite television services (NHK BS-1 and NHK BS Premium, both now high-definition television services), and three radio networks (NHK Radio 1, NHK Radio 2, andNHK FM).

NHK also provides an international broadcasting service, known as NHK World. NHK World is composed of NHK World TV, NHK World Premium, and the shortwave radio service NHK World Radio Japan. World Radio Japan also makes some of its programs available on the internet.

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Japanology Plus
Japanology Plus

Going a step further from our previous series BEGIN Japanology, host Peter Barakan visits experts in…

AKB48 SHOW!

AKB48 SHOW! is a NHK TV show featuring AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48 and Nogizaka46 members. The…

Neko Neko Nihonshi
Neko Neko Nihonshi

The anime imagines if Japanese historical figures such as Queen Himiko, the warlord Oda Nobunaga, an…

March comes in like a lion
March comes in like a lion

Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a pro…

ClassicaLoid
ClassicaLoid

In a rural town undergoing revival through music, high school students Kanae and Sousuke meet none o…

Core Kyoto
Core Kyoto

The ancient capital, Kyoto, continues to be innovative after 1,200 years. We dive deep into its core…

Major
Major

Honda Goro the son of a famous baseball player loves nothing more than baseball itself. His biggest…

My Voice for You
My Voice for You

A 46-year-old stubborn math teacher has trouble talking with others. His wife left home with her chi…

Ashi-girl
Ashi-girl

Hayakawa Yui is a 16-year-old girl whose only strong point is her ability to run fast. She accidenta…

Pingu in the City
Pingu in the City

Pingu and his family move from their small village to a big city, where there are many people with m…

Segodon
Segodon

Saigo Takamori, the hero of the Meiji Restoration, was born to a poor, low-ranking samurai family in…

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