TV Japan

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TV Japan
TV Japan Logo.png
Launched April 1, 1991
Owned by NHK Cosmomedia America Inc.
Country USA
Language Japanese
Broadcast area North America
Headquarters New York City
Website www.tvjapan.net
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network Channel 640
Cable
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 829
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 514
Bright House Networks Channel 991
Cablevision Channel 265
Comcast Check local listings
Cox Check local listings
RCN Cable Channel 504
Verizon FiOS Channel 1770 (SD)
Channel 1769 (HD)
Time Warner Cable Check local listings
Bell Fibe (Canada) Channel 745
IPTV
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 2921
AT&T U-verse Channel 3680

TV Japan is a 24-hour Japanese-language television channel geared towards the Japanese diaspora in North America. It is the only Japanese TV channel available in the United States and Canada. TV Japan is owned by NHK CosmoMedia America Inc, a company operated by NHK Enterprises, which is a subsidiary of Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, the leading broadcaster in Japan. It is available on many cable networks in the United States and Canada, and through satellite provider Dish Network.

TV Japan airs various programming from Japan including comprehensive news coverage in both Japanese and English, dramas, movies, children's programs, and entertainment shows. TV Japan also features extensive sports coverage including coverage of the Grand Sumo tournaments, Japanese baseball and J-League soccer matches.

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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami[edit]

In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the Northern area of Japan on the afternoon of March 11, 2011 cable and satellite TV providers across the United States and Canada provided a free-to-air broadcast giving viewers who may have friends and family in Japan with the latest news and information via a live simulcast from parent NHK.

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