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NHK World-Japan, simply known as NHK World, is the international arm of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. Its services are aimed at the overseas market, similar to those offered by other national public-service broadcasters such as the British BBC (BBC World Service, BBC World News, etc.) or the German DW, among many others.

Nhkworld App doesnt work properly due to the decent updates, the series episodes are out of roder and the app closes after a few minutes of plating, D.B. wrote a review at

"Recent updates have ruined this app, I hate to say. It used to play well and was easy to navigate, and you could even custom rearrange tabs. Now series episodes are all out of order, and I can't even play videos without the app closing after a minute or two. At this point, it's just easier to navigate their website on mobile internet! I may as well not have the app anymore."


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Former Employee - Producer says

"I worked at NHK full-time for more than a year Cons: If you are interested in conservative, old-fashioned Japanese cultures and look for an entry-level position, you might work but “limited time only” Otherwise, you will be wasted your time. The work environment is not global level- antiquated Japanese level: not only low paying but also endless work, a few paid vacations; feel like a slave. They are very demanding and you may have to wear many hats. Use everything in the company as much as you can, then go to the next place. It is quite hard to maintain work-life balance and keep your motivation at this type of the company. They live in their own tiny world. Their style is completely opposite of "side with the weak and crush the strong""

Former Employee - Product Packer says

"I worked at NHK full-time Cons: Long hours and kind of hard and tiring"

Former Employee - Producer says

"I worked at NHK full-time Cons: No opportunity for advancement. Workplace culture is hard to adjust. Salary is not high enough to justify staying long."

Former Employee - Associate Producer says

"I worked at NHK full-time Cons: - No room for advancement - It's awful if you have an empty suit as a boss"

Current Employee - Associate Producer says

"I have been working at NHK full-time for more than a year Cons: During my job interview, I was asked where I saw myself in five years in the company. I replied by saying that I want nothing more than to have a company where I feel can devote my entire life and heart to, and turned this into a question to them of where it is possible to be in five years. Their response was point blank: nowhere. There is no ladder in this company for foreigners. This position, they told me, was designed to be a stepping-stone to another company. Japanese companies are still very ethnically insular and NHK is no exception. Your job here is basically to serve as an assistant for a Japanese reporter and there is no pathway for you to one day become a reporter or real part of the team as they are. In this sense, NHK maintains a permanent underclass to support their “real” employees who are paid several times more than you are, have their housing subsidized by the company, and are assured that their entire family is living comfortably. Your pay here is barely enough to survive and if you find out how much more the respected staff here are making you will feel sick to your stomach. If you are not ethnically Japanese, you can expect many times where you will feel left out and that you are an outsider here. NHK has no intention of being a truly internationally company. On the other hand, if you are full or half Japanese descent, I would warn you that you will be taken advantage of in ways that foreign staff are not. This is the case with one of my coworkers and it’s truly horrible. The management will give you lip service about personal responsibility and loyalty and you will be expected to work much harder than your foreign counterparts, but will still only ever be a second-class employee to them. NHK is by technicality not state-media (funding is from subscribers, who by chance are required by law to subscribe if they have a TV or anything capable of watching NHK (like a smartphone) in their house). As a journalist I often felt that the topics that we reported on were tame and purposely avoided anything that would criticize Japan or prompt any real thought. People who try to push the envelope like former NHK reporter Hiroko Kuniya are pushed out. If NHK does report on anything that portrays Japan in a negative light, It feels as if it is only doing so because it would be criticized by other Japanese media they we didn’t. Another problem with NHK that is rooted in its funding issue is that it has a 0% incentive to innovate because its funding is taken care of. The only thing that it has to do to survive is to not anger the Japanese government. NHK feels like a time capsule in terms of the lack of innovation and presence on the internet. Reporting on stories, NHK often has a very clear idea of the point that they’d like to prove through their story, and then will reverse-engineer the story by finding all of the people that they need to interview and the scenes they need to make this a reality. It is the opposite of what real reporting is. The point that they try to prove is in their minds already there, and is often at odds with reality. I thought that NHK World would be a pathway where I would have greater opportunities for employment, respect, and responsibility, but by design it isn’t. Unlike NHK, NHK World is almost fully funded by the Japanese government and because of this can never truly be a real media outlet. The purpose of NHK World is simply to serve as a PR program for tourists wishing to visit Japan. I don’t mean to be too doom and gloom about this position. There are certainly things to gain while here, but it isn’t a place where you should hang around waiting to see where you’ll float to within the company because the answer, by design, is nowhere. Define your goals, think of where you’d like to be after this, work hard to help the company, and then pull out to get to where you want to go."


"I worked at NHK Cons: Top down decision making style means you won't have much input/ it won't be necessarily expected or wanted. Expect to work long hours and weekends occasionally. Don't stay too long if you can avoid it, because there is no upward mobility. If you do decide to work there you should be planning your exit from the moment you start the job."

Former Employee - IOS Software Developer says

"I worked at NHK full-time Cons: So busy, so old and out of date culture."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at NHK full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No advancement prospects, little training,"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at NHK full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Cons: Lots of lazy old men. Bureaucratic. Decisions are top-down."