Watch NHK WORLD TV live and on-demand. NHK WORLD TV is the English- language international broadcasting service of NHK, Japan's only public. TV JAPAN provides a wide variety of programs, from NHK news live from Japan, to the latest drama and movies, documentaries, variety, music, Also digital program guide is available online. Check the up-to-date program schedule, featured programs, and program changes instantly on your smartphone or tablet!. Television in Japan dates back to the s, with Kenjiro Takayanagi's pioneering experiments In , the public NHK General TV and the commercial Nippon Television were launched in the span of a few months. .. Japanese television programs such as Music Station and Utaban continue in an almost pristine format.