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Japan’s NHK World TV announces new programming slate for 2013

NHK has announced the expansion of its international news service as well as a host of new programmes on its NHK World TV service, starting this month.

The flagship NEWSLINE programme is due to be extended to 30 minutes across all slots and supplemented by more reports from its overseas bases, particularly its China bureau.

NHK World TV is also launching a host of new programmes featuring industrial technology, design, and architecture. 

J-TECH Innovation & Evolution is a monthly programme which will highlight the essence of the advanced technologies related to made-in-Japan items, which have been assuming a leading role the world over. The themes will include next-generation eco-friendly cars, Shinkansen bullet trains, new lightweight materials, medical equipment, and disaster-prevention technologies.

Design Talks will air three times per month and feature the charms of Japan’s designs, from classical art to cutting-edge technology. The monthly J-Architect will present the works of internationally renowned Japanese architects, along with their creative ideas, techniques and design.

NHK WORLD TV is available 24 hours a day to about 160 million households in 130 countries and regions world wide.