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About this app

NHK WORLD-JAPAN provides the latest information on Japan and Asia through television, radio and online to a global audience.
It is the international service of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK.

- 18 languages available
Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

- Latest news on Japan and Asia
- Push notification of emergency information on earthquakes and tsunami *English, Chinese, Portuguese and Vietnamese
- Live streaming of 24/7 English TV channel with multilingual subtitles by AI translation
- Multilingual video and audio programs on demand
- linear Internet service for the distribution of Chinese-language news and programs
Updated on
Apr 5, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
11.1K reviews
A Google user
November 12, 2019
New version has closed captioning on by default for live broadcast with no apparent way to turn it off. Please add a switch to settings. Thanks. Also, captioning is way behind video which makes it that much more disruptive and annoying. When I switch to view NHK live broadcast in browser, it is OK. No closed captioning in browser view. Just a problem in the Android app.
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Tomas R.
August 3, 2021
Good writing and journalism. The app gets only two stars because of the UX: it's hard to scroll down. While reading an article, any side movement switches over to the earthquake or tsunami panel, away from the news panel. This makes it really hard to read, and it's something that can be fixed easily.
51 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
March 4, 2020
I absolutely love NHK news and their shows. However, since their update a few months ago, I'm unable to cast to my TV via Chromcast, which is so unfortunate. I would be watching so much more if I was still able to cast. My initial review before the change would be absolutely 5 stars. But since the update, I can only give 2. I can't watch as often, because without the chromecast feature, my battery on my phone drains substantially faster than with casting. Please fix so we can cast again!
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What's new

Some minor improvements