Corporate Overview

Corporation name
Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)
※ English : Japan Broadcasting Corporation
NHK Broadcasting Center
2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8001, Japan
TEL: +81-(0)3-3465-1111
MAEDA Terunobu

June 1, 1950 (Date of re-establishment of NHK as Japan’s public broadcaster)

- NHK’s predecessor, Tokyo Broadcasting Station, broadcast its first radio program in March 1925.

- NHK was founded in 1926 through the merger of three broadcasting stations, including Tokyo Broadcasting Station. NHK was later re-established as a public broadcaster under the terms of the Broadcast Law.

Broadcasting Services


  • Two terrestrial TV channels: General TV and Educational TV
  • Four satellite TV channels: BS 1, BS Premium, BS4K and BS8K
  • Three radio channels: Radio 1, Radio 2 and FM


  • NHK WORLD-JAPAN (English TV channel and Radio service for 17 languages)
  • NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese TV channel)
  • NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN (Japanese Radio service)
Number of full-time employees
10,333 (FY2019)
(as of June, 2019)

Domestic broadcasting stations

54 (including headquarters office)

Overseas offices


Budget (FY2018)

(The fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year.)

Total operating income

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Total operating expenditure

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