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February marks the 50th anniversary of the first public television broadcast in Japan, and NHK will celebrate the anniversary with an extensive historical survey of its archives.

As part of the commemorative celebration, NHK will establish the first television broadcast center at the South Pole. The public broadcaster has also moved its archives to Kawaguchi in Saitama Prefecture to a new center, which will store more than 590,000 separate recorded items, 2,000 of which will be available to the public (who, it should be noted, paid for them).

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