NHK World Radio, Live Online, Japanese
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan's only public broadcaster, introduced a radio service in 1925 and a television service in 1953. NHK is financed by the receiving fee paid by each household that owns a television set. This system enables the Corporation to maintain independence from any governmental and private organization, and ensures that the opinions of viewers and listeners are assigned top priority. Internationally, NHK offers two television services: NHK WORLD TV and NHK WORLD PREMIUM, and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN which provides news in 18 languages. NHK WORLD TV programs and RADIO JAPAN's news can be accessed on the internet via the website www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.