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TV JAPAN is a 24 hour premium Japanese language channel available in the United States and Canada.

In order to watch TV JAPAN, it is necessary to have a TV service from your local service provider. There are three different types of service: Cable TV, IPTV, and Satellite TV.

In the US...Available on Cable TV, IPTV and Satellite TV ((We do not offer internet streaming service.))
In Canada...Available on Cable TV and IPTV
CATV

What is Cable TV (CATV)

The most common way to watch TV in the United States and Canada. Discounts apply when bundled with Internet and/or telephone (landline) services. Various packages are available at different rates, so please choose according to your needs.

The service area of a cable company is determined by its region.

IPTV

What is IPTV

IPTV is a broadband TV service that uses the internet protocol (IP) network of a major telephone company. Like cable companies, it offers TV, Internet, and telephone (landline) services, through various packages and rates.

Satellite

What is Satellite TV (US only)

This service installs an outdoor satellite dish in order to receive a TV signal. Unlike other options this mainly provides TV services, but you can use it anywhere if you can install a satellite antenna.

TV JAPAN is only available on DIRECTV in the US.

Subscription Fee

To start subscribing, you need to contact your local service provider and add TV JAPAN to your TV package.

Each company offers a variety of packages, so you can choose according to your favorite channels and preferred budget.

The price of TV JAPAN is about ...

* Price will vary depending on the discretion of the service provider.

US $25/month

CA $17/month

Rate examples (based on the most general low-cost packages)

* Set-Top Box rental and other fees will be charged separately.
* You can also bundle with phone / Internet through your Cable and IPTV company.
* Rates vary depending on service provider and their packages.

* Set-Top Box rental and other fees will be charged separately.
* You can also bundle with phone / Internet services.
* Rates vary depending on service provider and their packages.

Find the service provider

Find your provder.

Provider/Channel Search


※Depending on the address, TV JAPAN may not be available. Please check availability for the TV JAPAN service with the provider before ordering.

If you do not have a TV service

STEP 1
Find the providers serving your area.
STEP 2
To learn more about programming packages and other services, call the provider you chose or visit the website.
STEP 3
Choose and order your preferred programming package (and other services) through the service. provider and start enjoyingTV JAPAN!

If you already have a TV service

STEP 1
Search whether or not TV JAPAN is available from your service provider.
STEP 2
If TV JAPAN is available, you can add TV JAPAN by:
By Remote Control: depending on your provider, you can simply order TV JAPAN from the channel screen or 'Add Premium Channel' menu with the remote control.
By Phone: Call your service provider to add TV JAPAN. You can order smoothly by telling TV JAPAN channel number.
If TV JAPAN is not available, find a different service provider that carriesTV JAPAN

Promotional Offers

Special offers are available from TV JAPAN and service providers for new TV JAPAN subscribers.

TV JAPAN Campaign

Tie Up Campaign

ANA Mileage Club Members
JAL Mileage Bank Members
Learn more

Special Promotion from Providers

Xfinity X1
By 2018-12-23
Verizon fios
By 2018-10-31
Learn more

Programming

Enjoy a wide variety of programs, from NHK news live from Japan, to the latest drama and movies, documentaries, variety, music, lifestyle, hobby / culture, animation and children's programs.
With programs primarily coming from NHK, we also deliver select programming from other broadcasters such as TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, Nippon Television, Fuji TV, and WOWOW.
Also, you can enjoy watching programs in crystal clear High Definition (HD) through most service providers.

FAQ

How to watch TV JAPAN in the US and Canada

TV JAPAN is available through affiliated CATV, IPTV, and DIRECTV satellite(US only) service. First, search for the service provider in your area that offers TV JAPAN. Subscribe to the provider's basic services / programming packages and then add TV JAPAN. To order DIRECTV please call 1­-855-217-3124.
You cannot subscribe to TV JAPAN without a basic service/ programming package of a TV service provider.
Check "Provider Search" to see if your service provider offers TV JAPAN. If TV JAPAN is available, please add TV JAPAN with the remote control or call your service provider directly.
As long as you can install the equipment and obtain acceptable TV JAPAN signal from DIRECTV satellite, you can subscribe to TV JAPAN. If you rent your house or live in an apartment, it is your responsibility to obtain your landlord's permission to install a dish antenna. If you own a condominium or townhouse, Home Owners Association (HOA) may have certain restrictions. Please check with your HOA about these restrictions and obtain the antenna installation permission. You can download the form here.
You can. However, commercial establishments require different installation fees and subscription fees from regidential service. Please contact your service provider's commercial departement for details.
No. TV JAPAN is not available through internet streaming.

Subscription Fees and Service Agreement

TV JAPAN subscription fee is about $25 / month in the US and $17 / month in Canada and it varies depending on the service provider. To watch TV JAPAN, it is necessary to subscribe to a basic services / programming package. The basic services / programming packages vary depending on the service provider as well. For more details please contact your service provider.
Although the cost of a basic service / channel package varies depending on the service provider, the average seems to be around $20 to $30. With adding TV JAPAN, the cost is around $50 in the US, and $42 dollars in Canada. For more details, please contact your service provider.
Please pay the monthly subscription fee to your service provider as you will receice the invoice from them.
No. Since your service provider manages your subscription invoices, please contact them directly. TV JAPAN has no information related to your account.
The service agreement is made between the customer and the service provider. The subscription fee is charged by the service provider. As service agreement terms vary depending on the service provider, please contact your provider directly with any questions. If you are using multiple service providers, you will be billed separately by each company.

Broadcasting and Programming

We broadcast a wide variety of programs, from NHK news live from Japan, to the latest drama and movies, documentaries, variety, music, lifestyle, hobby / culture, animation and children's programs. With programs primarily coming from NHK, we also deliver select programming from other broadcasters such as TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, Nippon Television, Fuji TV, and WOWOW. NHK programs are selected at NHK Tokyo, Japan from General TV , Educational TV, BS1, BS Premium which can be broadcasted overseas, and sent to TV JAPAN.
TV JAPAN is available in HD through DIRECTV satellite (all area) and some Cable/IPTV companies. To find out HD channel availability in your area, please check "Provider Search". HD channel number is listed if available. We are also negotiating with other providers to expand our HD availability. We will notify with updates on our website, email magazine, spots etc.
Grand Sumo Tournaments and some of news are bilingual. To change the language setting, please use your remote control provided by your service provider. English subtitles are available on historical drama, some movies and some anime. Those programs are marked after the title: BI =Japanese/English, EN=English only, w/E Sub on our Program Schedule.

What is TV JAPAN?

It is the only 24-hour, premium Japanese language channel available throughout the US, and Canada.

1

With real-time news, see what is happening right now in Japan and the world!

2

An array of entertainment, from the latest dramas, to the hottest movies, variety shows, music programs etc.

With programs primarily coming from NHK, we have great selection of other broadcasters' programs as well. Enjoy Japanese movies with English subtitles, too!

3

Learn Japanese in a live setting! Watch anime and children's shows

Japanese language TV is indispensable for overseas parenting!

4

Feel connected to Japan 24 hours a day, anytime you turn on your TV.

Because we broadcast 24 hours a day, it almost feels like you're in Japan whenever you turn on the TV!

5

You can enjoy programs even more with High Definition quality!

TV JAPAN HD is available through many service providers!

Services

Look Back

Watch a program you missed, any time within two weeks since its original broadcast. Free of charge.

Click here for details

Watch at a Hotel

Watch TV JAPAN at select hotels in the US and Canada

Click here to search Hotels

Special Offers just for Members!

Exclusively available to TV JAPAN Members for chance to win great prizes and program-related goods.

Click here for details

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