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:

Discussing Problems Concerning Measures against Piratical Content

New Media Policy Agreement and Challenges Facing Public Service Broadcasting

From the June 2018 Nationwide Survey on Individual Audience Ratings

Last Month’s Reports

The Road to Wartime Radio Broadcasts

From the 2017 NHK Survey on High School Teachers’ Media Usage and Attitudes [Part II]

Interviewing Kevin Bakhurst, Group Director, Content Media Policy


  • Updated September 1, 2018
  • Latest report posted


Survey and research publications produced by the Institute.

The NHK Monthly Report on Broadcast Research

The NHK Yearbook 2017

(ceased publication)

About Us

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


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