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How to Acquire Programs

With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Cultural Grant Aid and the Japan Foundation, we act as liaison in providing free programs to broadcasters in ODA (Official Development Assistance) recipient countries.

Cultural Grant Aid of the Japanese Government

Cultural Grant Aid is a division of the Japanese government's Grant Aid program. Its purpose is to provide finance for the promotion of cultural relations between Japan and other countries. Part of the Cultural Grant Aid is intended for the purchase of TV programs available from NHK International.

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Who qualifies for aid to purchase TV programs?
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Broadcasting organizations in countries that receive ODAfrom the Japanese government.
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How much aid can a broadcasting organization apply for?
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Up to 50 million yen.
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For what kind of programs can aid be requested?
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Mainly children's, educational, and documentary programs.

Route for Cultural Grant Aid Application

Route for Cultural Grant Aid Application

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Homepage

The Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation, established in 1972 as a special legal entity under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, carries out a variety of cultural-exchange programs. Through its "Promotion of TV Broadcasting Abroad Program," the Foundation bears all or part of the material costs, royalty fees, and shipping costs for TV programs selected by applicants.

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Who qualifies for getting TV programs?
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Broadcasting organizations mainly in countries that receive ODAfrom the Japanese government. Nationwide broadcast is preferred, on either commercial or non-commercial channels. Lower priorities are given to CATV and satellite broadcast networks.
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How many hours of programs can a broadcasting organization apply for?
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Generally up to 10 hours at one time.
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For what kind of programs can assistance be requested?
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Documentaries, dramas and educational programs.

Route for Application to The Japan Foundation

Route for Application to The Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation Homepage

How to use our Video Library

Video programs at NHK International's library are offered to educational and research institutions and international organizations, to be used for training sessions and workshops held for public purposes.
For example :

  • To introduce traditional Japanese culture
  • To introduce the true picture of present-day Japan
  • To use the program(s) as language teaching materials at junior /senior high schools and colleges
  • Or to use in Japan section at international event venues

Please contact us for more information on the programs and costs.
* The video library materials are not available for personal use.

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