This is the International Section of
The Broadcast Archive

Maintained by:
Barry Mishkind - The Eclectic Engineer

Japanese Broadcasting:

  • History
  • Regulation
  • Station Identifications

Japanese Broadcast History:

The first station in Japan was JOAK in Tokyo, opening on March 22, 1925. JOAK was on 800 kHz at 220 watts at first, soon increased to 500 W.

The second station in Japan was JOBK in Osaka, which began operation June 1, 1925.

NHK and the idea of a national broadcasting service was formally incorporated August 20, 1926.

The FM Band in Japan is between 76-90 mHz.


Early regulation of broadcasting

The current regulatory body is the

Station Identification: