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NHK/commercial broadcasters: a system of coexistence

It was decided that the broadcasting system in the post-war era would have two supporting pillars, the public broadcaster providing the full benefit of broadcasting to everybody in Japan, and commercial broadcasters, which would enhance broadcasting culture through individual creativity and ingenuity. On September 1, 1951, CBC Radio (JOAR) gave its first broadcast. This was soon followed by broadcasts from NJB (present Mainichi Broadcasting), ABC Radio (present Asahi Broadcasting Corporation) in Osaka, RKB Radio in Fukuoka (present RKB Mainichi), KBS Kyoto, and Radio Tokyo (present TBS).


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