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New Programs by NHK WORLD-JAPAN for 2018

TOKYO, February 21, 2018 – NHK WORLD, the international broadcasting service of NHK, makes a fresh start as NHK WORLD-JAPAN in April. The new name is intended to establish wider global recognition for the service’s Japanese roots in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. NHK WORLD-JAPAN will provide a Japanese perspective in trustworthy news coverage and programming in this part of the world. Closer coordination with NHK’s domestic services will supply even more content to satisfy the interests of the global audience.

New Programs for 2018 include: Biz Stream, this program highlights the latest economic trends, corporate strategies, and developments, examining their background and global impact. It also provides coverage of expanding Asian economies. Also, Japan’s Top Inventions introduces the stories behind much-loved global products born in Japan. Interviews and drama segments illustrate the spirit of Japan’s craftsmanship in easy-to-watch 15-minute segments. J-Arena features the lives of athletes, showing the places where they train and compete. Finally, Kids Meet the World draws upon coverage by local broadcasting stations to show heartwarming exchanges between children and athletes of the world.