Nippon Hoso Kyokai
NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) or Japan Boradcasting Corporation is the only public broadcaster in Japan, funded by TV license fees. Domestically, it operates four television and three radio channels and provides international services such as NHK World TV. NHK has a global network of 30 overseas offices and produces a wide variety of high quality programs, including news, documentaries, and dramas – delivering them to viewers at home and around the world. NHK considers environment- friendly management for sustainable development as an integral part of its policy and has been making continuous efforts to reduce its waste and CO2 emissions through effective recycling, power-saving programs, and by installing in-house solar and water power systems.
NHK and the World Heritage Centre have cooperated since 2003 to develop the Heritage Images Archives Initiative, an on-line database of high-definition format images of World Heritage sites. Through the partnership, NHK has co-produced a series of over 700 digital high-definition television documentaries.