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Corporate Overview

Corporate Overview
  • Corporate Overview
  • Corporation name

    Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)
     ※ English : Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    Headquarters

    NHK Broadcasting Center
    2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8001, Japan
    TEL: +81-(0)3-3465-1111

    President

    Katsuto Momii

    Foundation

    June 1, 1950 (Date of re-establishment of NHK as Japan’s public broadcaster)

    - NHK’s predecessor, Tokyo Broadcasting Station, broadcast its first radio program in March 1925.

    - NHK was founded in 1926 through the merger of three broadcasting stations, including Tokyo Broadcasting Station. NHK was later re-established as a public broadcaster under the terms of the Broadcast Law.

    Broadcasting Services

    Domestic
    Two terrestrial TV channels: General TV and Educational TV
    Two satellite TV channels: BS 1 and BS Premium
    Three radio channels: Radio 1, Radio 2 and FM
    International
    Two television services: NHK WORLD TV (English) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese)
    Radio: NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN (18 languages)

    Number of full-time employees

    10,242 (FY2015)

    Offices
    (as of April, 2016)

    Domestic broadcasting stations
    54 (including headquarters office)
    Overseas offices
    30

    Budget (FY2016)

    (The fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year.)

    Total operating income
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    Total operating expenditure
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