The NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute was founded in 1946 as the first facility for comprehensive research to be operated by a broadcasting station. Through research in various fields addressing the times and the issues of society, it strives to deepen and enrich the quality of broadcasting culture.


Summaries and reports of the Institute's research and surveys in English.

Latest ReportsUpdated Date:

Characteristics and Factors for Success Depicted from Regular Viewers’ Surveys

From the 2015 Nationwide Survey on Changes in the Japanese Language (Part II)

Asian Broadcasters Stepping up Efforts to ‘Save Lives’ through Broadcasting

  • The Present State of TV Viewing and Radio Listening

From the June 2016 Nationwide Survey on Individual Audience Ratings


  • Updated September 1, 2016
  • Latest report posted


Survey and research publications produced by the Institute.

The NHK Monthly Report on Broadcast Research

(ceased publication)

The Annual Bulletin of NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute

The NHK Yearbook 2015

About Us

About the history and organization of the NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute.


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