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The way to keep updated with the latest local info while in Japan: Listening to the news on the radio/the Internet

AM Radio Daini

NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization, provides news programs in several languages; English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Portugues. It will be a help to keep you updated while in Japan, especially when a natural disaster happens.


The Radio Channel "NHK AM Daini (R2)" provides news programs in several languages

NHK Daini (R2) is a channel on AM broadcasting radio station which primarily provides educational programs for Japanese people who are learning foreign languages. On the channel, news programs are also offered for non-Japanese speaking people visiting/living in Japan. Here you will find some programs available on the NHK radio station and the Internet.

Listening on the radio

The channel is NHK Daini (R2) on the AM radio station. The frequency differs in cities, e.g., the frequency is 693 in Tokyo. You can find it on the official website.
NHK R2 Frequencies by cities
https://www.nhk.or.jp/radio/info/frequency.html?ch=r2

Listening on the Internet

The internet broadcasting is also available on the websites. You can listen to the current program by clicking on the button 今すぐ聴く (Imasugu Kiku). In their website, the section in green color is for the channel NHK AM Daini (Rs)
NHK Radio Programs
https://www.nhk.or.jp/radio/hensei/

News Programs (As of July 2018)

*The schedule may vary every year in April

From Monday to Friday

13:00 - 13:15
(1:00PM)
Chinese News (中国語 News)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/zh/news/
13:15 - 13:30
(1:15PM)
Korean News (ハングルニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ko/news/
13:30 - 13::45
(1:30PM)
English News (英語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/
13:45 - 14:00
(1:45PM)
Plug-in Japan in English
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/radio/plugin/
14:00 - 14:10
(2:00PM)
Spanish News (スペイン語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/es/news/
14:10 - 14:20
(2:10PM)
Russian New (ロシア語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ru/
18:00 - 18:10
(6:00PM)
Portuguese News (ポルトガル語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/pt/news/
20:30 - 20:40
(10:30PM)
Vietnamese News (ベトナム語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/vi/news/
22:40 - 22:50
(10:40PM)
Indonesian News (インドネシア語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/id/news/
22:50 - 23:00
(10:50PM)
Thai News (タイ語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/th/news/

Saturdays

13:00 - 13:10
(1:00PM)
Chinese News (中国語 News)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/zh/news/
13:40 - 13:50
(1:40PM)
Korean News (ハングルニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ko/news/
13:50 - 14:00
(1:50PM)
Spanish News (スペイン語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/es/news/
14:00 - 14::10
(2:00PM)
English News (英語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/
23:00 - 23:10
(11:00PM)
Portuguese News (ポルトガル語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/pt/news/

Sundays

13:00 - 13:10
(1:00PM)
Chinese News (中国語 News)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/zh/news/
13:40 - 13:50
(1:40PM)
Korean News (ハングルニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ko/news/
13:50 - 14:00
(1:50PM)
Spanish News (スペイン語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/es/news/
14:00 - 14::10
(2:00PM)
English News (英語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/
14:10 - 14:10
(2:10PM)
Japanese Lesson 3 (Easy Japanese)
https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/
23:00 - 23:10
(11:00PM)
Portuguese News (ポルトガル語ニュース)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/pt/news/

Last Updated: April 2020

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