Establishment of NHK (1926)

After broadcasting started in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, the clamor began for broadcasting service throughout Japan. The pre-war Ministry of Communications announced a guideline to establish a national organization of broadcasting stations, and Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation) was established in 1926. The new corporation established four branch offices in the regions of Hokkaido, Tohoku, Chugoku, and Kyushu, and expedited the completion of national relay networks.

In November 1928, a wire relay broadcast network that included seven stations was completed (wireless for Sapporo-Sendai only). This relay network was constructed just in time for to broadcast the new Emperor's enthronement ceremony.


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