NHK or Radio Japan or RJ is an international broadcasting service of NHK, a Japanese national public broadcasting organization. The service targets the blacksmiths in the market, as do Voice of America, Voice of Russia, BBC World News and Deutsche Welle (DW). NHK World Radio Japan broadcasts a total of 58 hours and 10 minutes per day in 18 languages. Programs on current affairs, cultural events and others are transmitted directly from Japan via shortwave, mediumwave, FM, Internet and broadcast satellites.

On June 1, 1935, Japan NHK World Radio launched a daily one-hour shortwave service to North America with programs in Japanese and English. At that time it was called Kaigai Hoso (Overseas Radio). Its service reached its highest level before the war and the war in 1944, with a total of 33 hours and 5 minutes per day in 24 languages. With the end of World War II, NHK gradually reduced its service abroad. Its transmission was interrupted on September 10, 1945. On February 1, 1952, NHK resumed its international shortwave radio services under the name Radio Japan.

The service of NHK’s Japan World Radio, or Radio Japan in the Bengali language, began in 1943 when it was still called Tokyo Radio. After World War II, this service discontinued. On April 3, 1963, Radio Japan resumed its service in Bengali.

Today NHK World Bangla broadcasts a 45-minute daily program from its studio in Tokyo, Japan. NHK World Radio Japan Bangla broadcasts news, information and entertainment programs focusing on Japan and Asia. There is also a program that responds to letters and e-mails from listeners. NHK World Radio Japan promotes understanding and friendship between the Japanese people and the people of Bangladesh and West Bengal.

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