TV Japan

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TV Japan
TV Japan Logo.png
Launched April 1, 1991
Owned by NHK Cosmomedia America Inc.
Picture format 480i SDTV (widescreen)
1080i HDTV
Country USA
Language Japanese
Broadcast area North America
Headquarters New York City
Dish Network Channel 9989
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 829
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 514 (SD)
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
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 2921
AT&T U-verse Channel 3680 (SD)
Channel 3681 (HD)
CenturyLink Prism Channel 3680 (SD)

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; some programming is subtitled or dubbed into English, with others (such as live news programs) in English on the SAP channel, with the original Japanese presentation on the main audio channel. TV Japan also features extensive sports coverage including coverage of the Grand Sumo tournaments, Nippon Professional Baseball games and J-League soccer matches.


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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