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NHK WORLD-JAPAN Blooms in April with Bountiful Month of Singular Events

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2019 11:39:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in NHK World-Japan

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Special Happenings include Global Premiere of Original Documentary, Bedecked Parade Float and Ongoing Anniversary Observance

WASHINGTON, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The arrival of April surely marks the coming of spring across most of the country. For NHK WORLD-JAPAN, it also sets in motion a month of celebration, including: a salute to the season with its annual float in the legendary National Cherry Blossom Parade® in Washington, DC; an original documentary spotlighting the extraordinary life of Emperor Akihito on the eve of his abdication; and a commemoration of the English-language channel‘s first ten years of broadcasting its wholly unique collection of diverse programming.

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Washington Film Institute Presents an NHK WORLD-JAPAN Screening of THE PIANIST FROM SYRIA, Wednesday, February 27th at The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in Public Relations, Media, NHK World-Japan

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The Program’s Director and Deputy Managing Director of NHK WORLD-JAPAN Will Take Audience Questions after Screening

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Audiences around the world have celebrated 30-year-old pianist Aeham Ahmad for his talents, and now NHK WORLD-JAPAN has depicted the man, his musical gift and his extraordinary story of bravery and survival in the documentary, The Pianist From Syria. The film will be screened in partnership with the Washington Film Institute on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 pm, in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045.

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN Launches in Salt Lake City TV Market via Partnership with KUEN, a service of the Utah Education Network

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2018 9:09:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in News, Media, NHK World-Japan

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KUEN Joins U.S. Public Broadcasters Distributing Japanese Lifestyle and News Programming in English to U.S. Markets

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NHK WORLD-JAPAN, Japan’s global 24-hour, English-language television channel, is now available to cable and over-the-air viewers in the Salt Lake City market, thanks to a just-concluded partnership with KUEN, a service of the Utah Education Network. The announcement was made by Mr. Masaru Shiromoto, president and CEO, Japan International Broadcasting; and Dr. Laura Hunter, Chief Operating Officer and station manager, KUEN.

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN is New Name for International TV Service of NHK, Effective April 2

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in NHK World-Japan

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Distributed locally by Maryland Public Television, new branding comes just in time for channel mascot Domo’s participation in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

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March 29, 2018 08:30 ET | Source: NHK

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Effective Monday, April 2, 2018, NHK WORLD-JAPAN will be the new name for the international television broadcasting service of NHK, previously known as NHK WORLD TV.  This fresh start as NHK WORLD-JAPAN is intended to establish greater global recognition for the service’s Japanese roots in advance of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.  NHK WORLD-JAPAN is distributed in the Washington, DC and Baltimore markets, and across the state of Maryland by Maryland Public Television (MPT).

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN and PBS Hawai‘i Bring Documentary on Heroic WWII Japanese-American Regiment to Screening Attendees and Viewers

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in NHK World-Japan

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Also in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Japanese Immigrants to Hawaii,
a Second Two-part Program Relevant to Japanese-Americans to Air in Coming Weeks

HONOLULU, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the English-language channel operated by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, today announced it will host a special screening of “Rescuing the Lost Battalion – The Story behind the ‘Heroes,’ ” a documentary that recounts the compelling story behind the 442nd Infantry Regiment of Japanese-American soldiers who rescued a battalion of fellow US troops surrounded by German forces in France during the latter part of World War II. These Nisei soldiers became instant heroes—but at a steep cost. “Rescuing the Lost Battalion” will air on PBS Hawai‘i and NHK WORLD-JAPAN in August 2018.

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Sumo, the Longest-Running Japanese Sport, Returns to LA in the 18th Annual US Sumo Open

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in NHK World-Japan

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May 12 event in Long Beach is sponsored by NHK WORLD-JAPAN, 24-hour English-language channel that presents Grand Sumo coverage throughout the year and is available in LA market via KCET partnership

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May 02, 2018 12:00 ET | Source: NHK

LOS ANGELES, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, May 12, the powerful men and women of sumo will come thundering back to Southern California for the 18th annual US Sumo Open at Cal State Long Beach’s Walter Pyramid.  NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the international channel of NHK, Japan’s sole public broadcasting organization, is a Gold sponsor of the event.

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