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The Japanese media are symbolized abroad by the national broadcaster, NHK. The country also has several major newspapers, among the most widely read in the world!


NHK, the inevitable

The NHK or Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Company) is the country's first audiovisual group and the only one that is public. The group has, among other things, satellite channels, a generalist channel providing local, national and international news, and three radio stations. On average, the group has an audience of 27% of Japanese audiences . Its prominence in Japan may make it compared to a media group such as the BBC.

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Japanese TV can also be terribly serious like NHK's very sober JT


The behemoths of the paper newspaper

Unlike many Western countries, the paper press continues to exist in Japan, not just a little. Indeed, the two most widely read newspapers worldwide are the Yomiuri Shinbun (conservative newspaper) with around 10 million daily readers and the Asahi Shinbun (left-leaning newspaper) with nearly 8 million readers. The first is a fundamental economic group that owns a baseball team and an amusement park; the second is a reference newspaper for the Japanese intellectual world. Added to these two pillars is the Nihon Keizai Shinbun ("newspaper.

Illuminations de Noël à Yomiuriland

Christmas lights in Yomiuriland


Radio, the poor relation of Japanese media?

The radio landscape is dominated by NHK, which has three radio stations. Behind it are about a hundred commercial radio stations and approximately 300 associative channels, which gives a reasonably low total compared to other developed countries with a screen on the dashboard. However, with the 2011 tsunami, during which only the radio made it possible to communicate in certain places, this medium's renewed interest is emerging.

TBS radio station building


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