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NHK celebrates today the 80th Anniversary of its International Broadcast

Today, June 1st is the 80th anniversary of NHK’s international broadcasting service. The Japanese public broadcaster is proposing Special Programmes for the Domestic and International Services. The international service, which began with radio broadcasts in 1935, today conveys the latest stories from Japan and Asia to the world via television, radio, and the Internet. NHK will broadcast a variety of domestic and international programmes on this specific occasion. These programmes will provide a lucid presentation of the work of NHK WORLD to both Japanese and overseas audiences.

‘Radio Japan Focus – What Radio Japan Means to Me’ will be broadcast on NHK World Radio Japan on June 1 and 2. Featuring heart-warming messages from overseas listeners, the program reveals the attractions of the radio broadcasts that have been building bridges between Japan and the world for so many years.

‘Bridging the World – 80 years of Japan’s International Radio’ where overseas listeners recount anecdotes, and RADIO JAPAN announcers from the various language services talk about the lifestyles and situations of people around the world. Looking back on the 80-year history of RADIO JAPAN, it also considers new possibilities for the future.