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TV JAPAN Broadcast Operation

TV JAPAN is a 24 hour premium Japanese language channel available in the United States and Canada


TV JAPAN is a 24-hour premium Japanese language channel available in the United States and Canada operated by NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. 

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What is TV JAPAN


TV JAPAN is a 24-hour premium Japanese language channel available in the United States and Canada operated by NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. TV JAPAN provides a wide variety of programs from NHK news live from Japan, to the latest drama and movies, documentaries, music, lifestyle, hobby, culture, animation, educational and sports programs. With programs primarily coming from NHK, we also deliver select programming from other major Japanese broadcasters such as TBS, TV Asahi, Nippon Television, Fuji TV and WOWOW. You can also enjoy watching programs in HD (high definition) through most service providers.

Programming on TV JAPAN


TV JAPAN broadcasts its programming on schedules appropriate to the daytime/night time hours in North America.

1) News from Japan are delivered in an accurate and timely manner


Whenever a major incident or natural disaster occurs, TV JAPAN provides special, in-depth coverage to viewers in the U.S. and Canada.


2) Latest dramas, movies, variety show, J-pop and much more


TV JAPAN provides various programs and information, including a variety of highly entertaining programs such as dramas, movies, sports, etc. Information beneficial to the viewers' daily lives, cultural/educational programs and documentaries are also programmed. As a broadcast station based in North America, we also have daily weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada.

3) Educational programs in Japanese is a must for children learning in the U.S. and Canada


TV JAPAN provides educational programs for children everyday to meet the needs for infants to school age children.

How to watch TV JAPAN

In order to watch TV JAPAN, it is necessary to have a TV service from your local service provider. TV JAPAN is available on cable TV, IPTV in the U.S. and Canada and satellite TV: DISH (only in the U.S.). To start subscribing, please contact your local service provider and add TV JAPAN to your TV package. The price of TV JAPAN is approximately $25/month in the U.S. and $17/month in Canada. Price will vary depending on the discretion of the service provider. CLICK HERE to find your service provider.

If you already have a TV service:

If TV JAPAN is available from your service provider, you can simply add TV JAPAN from the channel screen with your remote control (depending on your provider) or by calling your service provider.

If you do not have a TV service:

Find the providers serving your area from HERE and choose and order your preferred programming package along with TV JAPAN. To learn more at

Watch TV JAPAN at your hotel:

TV JAPAN is also available in select hotels 24/7 in the U.S. and Canada. To find out if your hotel has TV JAPAN, go to

Broadcast Facilities and Equipment

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Our in-house studios broadcast programs 24 hours a day based on a well-designed control system, which ensures that our broadcasts reach our viewers without a hitch. Our staff will also flexibly respond to breaking news and sudden program changes, should they occur, so that disruptions are prevented. Our studios are also the place where original programs are produced to enhance our ties with viewers.

Control Room


Our broadcast studios use state-of-the-art digital video systems to provide high-quality broadcasts using digital video signals called SDI. Experienced studio staff work in the studios in shifts 24 hours a day, where the automated control systems for broadcasting transmission and video recording and the video servers are used to combine various programming content according to the day’s broadcast schedule, to which commercial advertisements are inserted and the finished programs are transmitted in units of seconds. Equipped with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and in-house generators, our broadcast studios are designed to operate normally for up to 37 hours in the event of an emergency or a blackout. 
Adding to these digital facilities, we are prepareing equipments for HD service.

Edit Suites


We can edit videos online with the latest non-linear editing systems. 





Our broadcast studio.

Customer Service Center


Please call our Customer Service Center for any assistance in being able to watch TV JAPAN as well as any comments or feedback towards our service. 

TV JAPAN Customer Service Center


Hours:Monday - Friday (excluding weekends and holidays)
EST 11am - 8pm /PST 8am - 5pm

TV JAPAN Information Service

Digital Monthly Program Guide


You can check featured programs and program schedule for the entire month on TV JAPAN Monthly Program Guide . The digital program guide is available online.

Click here

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TV JAPAN Website and Members

Visit TV JAPAN website ( for the latest program information and sign up for TV JAPAN Members online to enjoy members only advantages including TV JAPAN Sweepstakes Promotion.


E-mail Magazine


We will email you the latest news, program information in a timely manner in Japanese.





For the latest updates on facebook and Twitter

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Helping Japanese and Japanese-American Communities


Participating in and Sponsoring Community Events 


We actively participate in and sponsor local festivals, charities, U.S. concerts by Japanese artists, lectures and other events, cover them in our own programs, and utilize various media to deepen ties with the local communities of which we’re a part. 



Helping Japanese Children Living in the U.S. with Japanese Language Education


We provide private Japanese supplementary schools with receiving equipment free of charge and take other measures to better utilize the Japanese-language broadcasts of TV JAPAN in their classrooms. 



Collaborating with Universities and Research Organizations


We provide our services at discounted fees to Princeton University, Stanford University, Iowa State University and many other universities and research institutions to help promote the Japanese language, Japanese society and culture, and to deepen mutual understanding and encourage cultural interchange between Japan and the U.S. 



JAA Scholarship 


Every year TV JAPAN provides a scholarship called “TV JAPAN Award” on behalf of the Japanese American Association of NYC, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. This scholarship is available to Japanese students and students of Japanese descent who are residents of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut and are attending a university in the U.S. after graduating from high school. 

Broadway Square (

TV JAPAN Presents - Broadway Square - Where Music and Entertainment Come Together

Broadway Square is the website operated by NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. It is full of useful information about Broadway musical shows. The executive producer of NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. introduces the musical shows and plays it in detail. (available only in Japanese) Go to Broadway Square Website.

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