Japan's TV stations tapping tourism boom, reaching out overseas

Jun 2, 2016

Japan's TV stations tapping tourism boom, reaching out overseas

With Japan attracting a record-breaking influx of foreign tourists, broadcasters Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. and NHK are stepping up broadcasting overseas aimed at promoting tourism in Japan. Sky Perfect operates local-language channels in four Southeast Asian countries through its subsidiary Wakuwaku Japan Corp., which ...

Feb 23, 2016

NHK execs to return pay over embezzlement scandal

NHK said all of its executive board members will voluntarily return part of their compensation to take responsibility for failing to properly supervise a subsidiary at the center of a ¥200 million embezzlement case. The public broadcaster said Tuesday that President Katsuto Momii will ...

Feb 18, 2016

More Japanese are early birds, fewer read newspapers: survey

Japanese are getting more active in the early morning, according to a survey by NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute. The survey, which is conducted every five years, is used as a reference for programming at both the TV and radio arms of NHK. In ...

Once Upon a Time in Japan

Feb 6, 2016

Once Upon a Time in Japan


“Once Upon a Time in Japan” is an ideal introduction to Japanese folktales. Published by Tuttle with NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, the stories in this children’s storybook were chosen from a popular series produced by Radio Japan, NHK World’s radio service broadcast globally in ...