How to Use

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 mainly in ODA (Official Development Assistance) recipient countries.

◆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.

Q.
Who qualifies for getting TV programs?
A.
Broadcasting organizations mainly in countries that receive ODA from the Japanese government. Nationwide broadcast is preferred, on either commercial or non-commercial channels. Lower priorities are given to CATV and satellite broadcast networks.
Q.
How many hours of programs can a broadcasting organization apply for?
A.
It depends on broadcaster’s selection of programs with their priority.
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For what kind of programs can assistance be requested?
A.
Documentaries, dramas and educational programs.

Application Flow

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The Japan Foundation Homepage

◆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 some broadcasting equipment and TV programs available from NHK International.

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

Application Flow

Application Flow

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Homepage

◆JAMCO (Japan Media Communication Center)

Programs from the JAMCO Library are available through financial assistance from JAMCO, the Japanese government and the Japan Foundation.

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