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:

After the Debate at the Regulatory Reform Promotion Council
-From February through July 2018-

From the June 2018 Nationwide Diary-Method Survey on Cross-Platform Reach

From the June 2018 Rating Survey on Young Children's TV Viewing

From the 2018 Presentations on “Trial Project on Academic Use of the NHK Archives”

Last Month’s Reports

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


  • Updated October 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)

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


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