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NHK World Radio now available on Android mobile devices

Following last year’s launch of the iPone app, Japan’s international broadcaster NHK World has announced  it has now also developed an Android app for its NHK World Radio Japan service.

The app allows the live streaming and on-demand broadcasting of news and other programs in 17 languages.

The app also distributes the text of each broadcast news item in 11 of the languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

NHK World Radio Japan broadcasts Japanese, Asian and world news and a wide range of other programs across the globe in 18 languages, including Japanese and English, 58 hours per day. The programs are delivered through short, medium and FM waves as well as via the Internet.