NHK WORLD-JAPAN, Japan’s Sole Public English-Language Channel, Launches on NJTV on April 1, 2018



Previously NHK WORLD TV, the Broadcaster Re-Brands as NHK WORLD-JAPAN, and Brings International News, Lifestyle and New Programming to the Northern New Jersey and New York Market

NEW JERSEY (Updated September 10, 2018) — NHK WORLD-JAPAN the English-language channel operated by Japan’s sole public broadcaster NHK, is proud to announce its partnership with NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, to serve the Northern New Jersey and New York City region. NJTV, which already launched NHK service in the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region last year, joins stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta and Baltimore as NHK WORLD-JAPAN partners in distributing its hourly live news and Japanese lifestyle programming. NHK WORLD-JAPAN officially launches on NJTV on April 1, 2018.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is a 24/7 public television network featuring original programming from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation Inc.). NHK WORLD-JAPAN delivers a unique and diverse blend of English-language programming featuring hourly live international news from Tokyo and 30 news bureaus around the globe and programs on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture, history, food and lifestyle. NHK WORLD-JAPAN, previously known as NHK WORLD TV, provides a Japanese perspective in news coverage and an array of entertaining lifestyle programs that bring the culture and traditions of Japan to a global audience The network’s new brand takes effect in April to establish wider global recognition for the service’s Japanese roots in advance of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Featured NHK WORLD-JAPAN programs include “NHK NEWSLINE,”  “Dining with the Chef” and “Journeys in Japan.” “NHK NEWSLINE” delivers a fair and impartial international newscast at the top of the hour. “Dining with the Chef” showcases demonstrations of easy-to-make Japanese dishes by Chef Tatsuo Saito and cooking researcher, Rika Yukimasa. “Journeys in Japan” explores local cultures and lifestyles while offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

Local viewers can watch on Optimum channel 142, Spectrum channel 1279, FiOs 481 (HD) and 482 (SD), Xfinity channels 265 and 1157 or OTA channel 58.2 in Northern New Jersey and New York. For programming, viewers can visit

“We are very excited to partner with NJTV to bring NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s unique programming content to the Northern New Jersey and New York City markets,” said Yoshihiko Shimizu, President and CEO of JIB (Japan International Broadcasting Inc.).  “We look forward to collaborating with NJTV to promote this unique perspective on Japanese culture and lifestyle programming to English-speaking viewers in the Northern Jersey and New York City markets and surrounding suburbs.”

“NJTV’s partnership with NHK WORLD-JAPAN enables us to offer our viewing audience high-quality, diverse lifestyle and entertainment content that appeals to the English-speaking Asian population and the general population in this region,” said John Servidio, NJTV General Manager and VP of Subsidiary Stations at NJTV’s parent company, WNET.

In addition to NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s current popular news and lifestyle programs, NJTV will air these new additions to NHK WORLD-JAPAN programming beginning in April 2018:

Biz Stream

Saturday 14:10/ 20:10 Sunday 2:10/ 8:10 (UTC)

Interest in Japan is growing with the approach of the Olympics and Paralympics as well as the already increasing number of arriving tourists. 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.


Japan’s Top Inventions

Wednesday 15:30/ 21:30 Thursday 3:30/ 9:30 (UTC)

This program 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.



Friday 4:30/ 8:30/ 16:30/ 22:30 (UTC)

Japan ranks at the top level in many sports, including those—such as judo—that originated in the country. This program features the athletes, showing the places where they train and compete.


Kids Meet the World

Sunday 0:10/ 6:10/ 12:10/ 18:10 (UTC)

Under an initiative known as One School, One Country, Japanese elementary and junior high schools are devoting their enthusiasm to specific national or regional teams in 2020. The program draws upon coverage by local broadcasting stations to show heartwarming exchanges between children and athletes of the world.



NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD-JAPAN (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN reaches over 300 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website, give viewers access to NHK WORLD-JAPAN anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit

About Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.

Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide distribution of the HD English language news/lifestyle channel “NHK WORLD-JAPAN,” as well as the HD Japanese language channel “NHK WORLD Premium.” Currently, the two channels are broadcast around the world on three international plus domestic satellites in their respective markets and reach households, hotels and others via DTH, cable, IPTV, and terrestrial broadcast.

About NJTV

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to all 21 counties in New Jersey and its tri-state neighbors. NJTV presents acclaimed PBS series such as Nature and BBC World News America and children’s programs with diverse local programs including On the Record with Michael Aron, Driving Jersey/Here’s the Story, NJDocs, Due Process, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Classroom Close-Up NJ and State of the Arts. The network’s flagship news broadcast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, features stories from across the Garden State. Headquartered at the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark, with additional studio space at New Jersey City University and remote cameras at university content bureaus across the state, NJTV strives to engage the community and increase public awareness of critical local issues. Its community outreach initiatives include In Your Neighborhood, which combines live on-location broadcasts, special programming and community engagement events to spotlight some of New Jersey’s most dynamic places and Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis, combining community forums, news reporting and a resource-driven website to help combat the state’s heroin and opioid overdose crisis. The NJTV website offers online programs and free digital resources for educators.

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Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for NHK WORLD-JAPAN,, 512.633.4084.

Debra Falk, NJTV,, 973.233.8862.