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:

Endeavor for the NHK Museum of Broadcasting Special Exhibition “Great East Japan Earthquake: To Keep Passing Down the Experience”

Verification from Percentages by Broadcast Genre and Viewers’ Preference

Findings from the October 2017 Public Opinion Survey on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Last Month’s Reports

Redefining the “Public Nature of Broadcasting”
-From June 2017 through January 2018-

From the ISSP Survey on Work Orientation

Viewers Flexibly Changing Their Focuses of Interest to Enjoy the Drama

  • The Present State of TV Viewing and Radio Listening

From the November 2017 Nationwide Survey on Individual Audience Ratings


  • Updated April 9, 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)

About Us

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


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