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.

Last Month’s Reports

Findings from the October 2016 Public Opinion Survey on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Understanding the Structure with an Example of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Exploring the Undercurrent of Documentaries in the Early Days of Television

Report from the 39th International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR)


  • Updated December 12, 2017
  • Latest report posted


Survey and research publications produced by the Institute.

The NHK Monthly Report on Broadcast Research

The NHK Yearbook 2017

(ceased publication)

The Annual Bulletin of NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute

About Us

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


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