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

Centering on Research Trends since 2000

From the Internet Survey on Media Use at the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

Examining the Ways to Curb the Spread of Rumors in the Social Media Age

What Was Conveyed by “Lecture Broadcasting” and “School Broadcasting”? (vol.2)

The Current Status of Public Service Broadcasting in Europe Indicated in the Speech by the BBC Director-General Tony Hall


  • Updated March 18, 2019
  • Latest report posted


Survey and research publications produced by the Institute.

The NHK Monthly Report on Broadcast Research

The NHK Yearbook 2018

(ceased publication)

About Us

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


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