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Can I listen to RADIO JAPAN programs on the Internet? / Can I download audio data for playing on my personal computer?

  • “News,” “Radio Japan Focus” and “Japanese lessons” are available on the NHK WORLD website. They can be heard via live stream, and previous shows are available for playback for online in 18 languages. (Please note that “Radio Japan Focus” and “Japanese Lessons” are not broadcast in Japanese.)
  • Streaming video news is available in English, Chinese and Portuguese.
  • The podcast news service is provided in 17 languages other than Japanese.

These services are all free of charge.

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