NHK is Japan’s sole public broadcasting organization, financed by receiving fees. NHK WORLD is NHK’s international broadcasting service, informing the world about the latest developments in Japan and Asia via TV, radio, and the internet.
NHK WORLD TV delivers news and programs in English 24 hours a day, Depending on the region, viewers can watch the broadcasts via their local satellite or cable services or IPTV, as well as the internet.
International Broadcast Programs Council is established as a body to guarantee the autonomy of broadcasting pursuant to the provision of the article 6 of the Broadcast Act (Act No. 132 of 1950). The Council members are commissioned from persons with relevant knowledge and experience and meet on a regular basis. NHK consults with International Broadcast Programs Council when it intends to set forth or to amend a basic plan relating to the program standards and editing of the broadcast programs. When International Broadcast Programs Council draws up a report or expresses an opinion, NHK respects such and takes necessary measures.