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

Chosei Kabira, Former President of Okinawa Hoso Kyokai (OHK) [Okinawa Public Broadcasting System]

From the Public Opinion Survey on Information and Media Use

From the 2018 Nationwide Survey on Changes in the Japanese Language

The Potential Shown by a Public Media Campaign


  • Updated January 1, 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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