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日本放送協会 Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK)
Launched 1926
Owned by Public Broadcast
Slogan まっすぐ、真剣。(straight and earnestly)
Country  Japan
Broadcast area Nationwide and Worldwide
Headquarters Shibuya,Tokyo
Website www.nhk.or.jp
Availability
Terrestrial
General TV VHF Channel 1 (Tokyo) Channel 1 (Digital TV)
Educational TV VHF Channel 3 (Tokyo) Channel 2 (Digital TV)
Satellite
BS-1 Channel 7(Analog)
Channel 101(Digital)
BS-2 Channel 11(Analog) Channel 102(Digital)
BS-HiVison Channel 9(Analog)
Channel 103(Digital)
NHK World DVB

NHK (日本放送協会, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japan's public broadcaster. Today it operates two terrestrial television services (NHK General TV and NHK Educational TV), three satellite services (NHK BS-1, NHK BS-2, and NHK Hi-Vision – High-definition TV), and three radio networks (NHK Radio 1, NHK Radio 2, and NHK FM). For audiences overseas it provides services called NHK World. "NHK World" is composed of NHK World TV, NHK World Premium, shortwave and internet radio NHK World Radio Japan, and the Internet. NHK's shortwave service was known as Radio Tokyo in 1930s and 1940s. Image File history File links NHK.jpg Summary NHK Japan Logo Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NHK General TV(NHK総合テレビジョン、NHKそうごうテレビジョン) is the television transmission that NHK administers. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo Domo-kun, the mascot of NHK satellite channel BS-2 NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo Domo-kun, the mascot of NHK satellite channel BS-2 NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, or Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), Japans public broadcaster. ... Download high resolution version (1778x1213, 303 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1778x1213, 303 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Shibuya Crossing, with Shibuya 109 in the background Shibuya ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Public broadcasting is a form of public service broadcasting (PSB) intended to serve the diverse needs of the listening public. ... NHK General TV(NHK総合テレビジョン、NHKそうごうテレビジョン) is the television transmission that NHK administers. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo Domo-kun, the mascot of NHK satellite channel BS-2 NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo Domo-kun, the mascot of NHK satellite channel BS-2 NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo Domo-kun, the mascot of NHK satellite channel BS-2 NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo Domo-kun, the mascot of NHK satellite channel BS-2 NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo Domo-kun, the mascot of NHK satellite channel BS-2 NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, or Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, or Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, or Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), Japans public broadcaster. ... NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, or Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), Japans public broadcaster. ...

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History

NHK was founded in 1926, modelled on the BBC radio company of the United Kingdom. A second radio network was started in 1931 and a shortwave service broadcasting to listeners overseas began in 1935. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In November 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army nationalised all public news agencies and coordinated their efforts through the Information Liaison Confidential Committee, which included representatives from the Army, the Navy, the Foreign Ministry, the Government Information Office, the Cabinet Information Bureau, the Home Ministry, the Ministry of Greater East Asia, the Transportation Ministry, the Domei News Agency and the NHK. Thereafter, all published and broadcast news reports became official announcements of the Imperial Army General Headquarters in Tokyo for the duration of World War II. For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The Imperial Japanese Army (: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Japan from 1867 to 1945 when it was Imperial Japan. ... The Home Ministry (内務省 naimushō) managed the internal affairs of Japan from its founding in 1873, during the Meiji Restoration, to its dissolution during the occupation period in 1947. ... The Ministry of Greater East Asia, originally called the Ministry for Colonization, was organized in 1929 to oversee the territories Japan would acquire in their expansionist efforts. ...


NHK started television broadcasts in 1953. It aired its first color television broadcast in 1960. Although the network first introduced commercial broadcasts to Japan, nowadays NHK is paid for by viewer fees. Residents of Japan who own a TV are obliged to pay a fee of about USD 12 per month (¥1,290.83 per month or ¥15,490 per year) under the "Hōsō Hō" (Broadcasting Act). However, the act does not stipulate any punishment for failure of payment. There are currently around 1 million households nationwide that are refusing to pay their NHK fees, and the government is considering a tougher approach to extracting payment, including legal prosecution and demand of back-payment. The recent rash of scandals involving NHK executives found to be misusing and embezzling funds among other things, has not helped their cause, and the number of refusals across the country has spiked dramatically with each new scandal coming to light.(see television license) 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... A television licence is an official licence required in some countries for all owners of a television receiver. ...


NHK World TV started broadcasts in 1995. The entire NHK network moved to digital broadcasting in 2000. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


TV Programming

NHK General TV broadcasts a variety of programming. The following are noteworthy:

  • News. Local, national, and world news reports. NHK is one of the few international broadcasters to maintain reporting bureaus in Afghanistan and Iraq. NHK News 7 offers bilingual broadcasts on NHK General TV, NHK World TV and NHK World Premium. NHK also offers news for the deaf, regional news and children's news. News Today 30 Minutes is the new name of NHK NEWSWATCH which ran for 6 years. It is an English newscast designed for foreign viewers.
  • Emergency Reporting. Under the Broadcast Act, NHK is under the obligation to broadcast early warning emergency reporting in times of natural disasters as earthquake and tsunami. Their national network of seismometers in cooperation with the Japan Meteorological Agency and skip-back cameras makes NHK capable of delivering the news in just 2-3 minutes after the quake. Their skip-back cameras are equipped with a back-up power supply in case the electricity is cut-off and are able to rewind fast to show the first moment of the shaking.
  • Education. Education programmes are watched nation-wide at primary schools. "Tensai Terebikun MAX" (better known as TTK) is a one-of-a-kind educational show combining education with a bit of entertainment. TTK is currently hosted by the TIM duo Red Yoshida and Golgo Matsumoto and a cast of 24 children ranging from ages 10 to 14.
  • Weather. Weather in detail, nationwide, and international for travellers.
  • Sports. NHK broadcasts the six annual Grand Sumo tournaments, high-school baseball championships from Koshien Stadium, Olympic Games, National Sports Festival of Japan, and a range of other sports.
  • News analysis. The network carries in-depth reports on current topics, political debate, and similar programming.
  • Music. The annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen on New Year's Eve is the highlight. The weekly schedule includes an amateur hour, and prime-time shows for all ages.
  • Drama. A sentimental morning show, a weekly jidaigeki and a year-long show, the Taiga drama, spearhead the network's fiction offerings.
  • Documentaries. NHK has become known for its documentary series, first popularized by the miniseries Legacy for the Future, and "The Silk Road".
  • Children. The longest running children's show in Japan, "Okaasan to Issho", still airs up to this day on NHK-ETV.
  • Other. Cooking, comedy, exercise, etc.
  • Anime

The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... Japan Meteorological Agency (気象庁) is a government agency, which is a central place responsible for gathering and reporting weather data and forecasts in Japan. ... Tim can refer to: Look up Tim in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Sumo match (Ozeki Kaio vs. ... Hanshin Kōshien Stadium during the 1992 Kōshien tournament View from the Alps stands In Japan, high school baseball (高校野球: kōkō yakyÅ«) generally refers to baseball tournaments played by high schools nationwide culminating at a final tournament at Hanshin Kōshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan. ... Hanshin Kōshien Stadium (阪神甲子園球場, Hanshin Kōshien KyÅ«jō) is a baseball park located near Kobe in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... National Sports Festival of Japan(Kokutai ja:国民体育大会)is the most premier sports event of Japan of national level which are held in a year interval. ... Kōhaku Uta Gassen ), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show broadcast on television and radio on New Years Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHKs networks and some overseas (mainly... Asadora drama (朝ドラ, where 朝 means morning, and ドラ means drama) is the name NHK gives to the morning serialized television series it broadcasts in Japan. ... Jidaigeki (時代劇) is a genre of film and television in Japan. ... Taiga drama (大河ドラマ) is the name NHK gives to the annual, year-long historical fiction television series it broadcasts in Japan. ... Legacy for the Future was Japans first television documentary miniseries. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ...

Notable programs

Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 No. ... Conan, The Boy in Future , lit. ... Eigo de Shabera Night (英語でしゃべらナイト Eigo de shabera naito) is a Japanese talk show by NHK. The show began in 2002 and is ongoing. ... Twin Spica ) is a manga series by Kou Yaginuma ). It began serialization in the magazine Comic Flapper in January, 2001. ... Kōhaku Uta Gassen ), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show broadcast on television and radio on New Years Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHKs networks and some overseas (mainly... Kyou Kara Maou! ) is a Japanese series of light novels written by Tomo Takabayashi, which been adapted into an anime series, a manga and a series of audio dramas. ... MAJOR, is the anime adaption of the manga by Takuya Mitsuda. ... Minna no Uta ), literally Songs for Everyone, is a five minute NHK TV and radio program broadcasting several times daily since 1961. ... Uninhabited Planet Survive! (無人惑星サヴァイヴ, Mujin Wakusei Survive!, sometimes mistranslated as Survival) is an anime series in Japan on NHK. Eguchi Hisashi is the character designer and it is produced by Telecom Anime and Madhouse Production. ... Nadia — the heroine of the series. ... Oshin redirects here. ... Planetes (Ancient Greek: ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ (Wanderers), Japanese Katakana: プラネテス, puranetesu) is a manga by Makoto Yukimura and a 26-episode anime of the same name, that was produced by Sunrise and broadcast on NHK in Japan from October 2003 through April 2004. ... Tsubasa Chronicle (ツバサ・クロニクル), is a Japanese anime TV series adapted from Tsubasa-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, a manga series by CLAMP; 3 seasons are planned. ... Absolute Boy ) is a 26-episode anime series produced by Bandai Visual that aired from May 21, 2005 to November 19, 2005. ...

See also

NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, or Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), Japans public broadcaster. ... Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB) is the digital television (DTV) and digital audio broadcasting (DAB) format. ... STRL (NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories) See also NHK This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Ultra High Definition Video or UHDV is a digital video format, currently, proposed by NHK of Japan. ... Japanese television programs are mostly broadcast in Japan, although satellite and cable services outside Japan offer TV shows selected to fit local tastes. ... The communications media of Japan include numerous television and radio networks as well as newspapers and magazines. ...

External links

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  • (Japanese) Official Site
  • (English) NHK
  • JapanesePod101 lesson about NHK


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Broadcast television in Tokyo, Japan

Fuji TV (フジテレビ) - NHK Tokyo (日本放送協会) - Nippon TV (日本テレビ, 日テレ) - TBS TV (TBSテレビ) - Tokyo MX (東京メトロポリタンテレビジョン) -
TV Asahi (テレビ朝日) - TV Tokyo (テレビ東京) Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Fuji Television Network, Incorporated ) TYO: 4676 is a Japanese television network based in Odaiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... Nippon Television Tower (headquarters) in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Nippon Television Network Corporation ) (TYO: 9404 ) is a television network in Shiodome area of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. ... Tokyo Broadcasting System, Incorporated ) (TYO: 9401 ) or TBS, is a television network in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo Metropolitan Television Broadcasting Corporation (Tokyo MXTV) is the only commercial television station in Tokyo, Japan that exclusively serves the city. ... This article is about the television network in Japan. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ...


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