Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who shares the following announcement from NHK WORLD:
Expansion under a new brand
– NHK WORLD-JAPAN Launches in April –
NHK WORLD, the international broadcasting service of NHK, makes a fresh start as NHK WORLD-JAPAN in April. The new name is intended to establish wider global recognition for the service’s Japanese roots in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. NHK WORLD-JAPAN will provide a Japanese perspective in trustworthy news coverage and programming in this part of the world. Closer coordination with NHK’s domestic services will supply even more content to satisfy the interests of the global audience.
Check out NHK’s announcement and expanded programs on their website.
The expansion and re-branding announcement refers only to new programmes on NHK World-Japan TV, and no reference at this time to Radio Japan. The early HFCC A-18 data only shows English transmissions at 0500, 1100 and 1400. There are currently no entries for the existing 1800 and 1930 transmissions. It will be worth keeping a watch on their radio schedule to see if there is any impact.