Where can I watch Japanese TV programs



Receiving Japanese television in Germany is almost impossible because the satellites that transmit Japanese television are below the horizon in Germany and can therefore not be reached. But there are exceptions - if you live in Berlin, for example, it may be possible to receive Asian satellites, since Berlin is more to the east than Düsseldorf, for example.

But it is still very difficult to receive from Japanese TV channels, as you need a very large satellite dish (approx. 1.50m and more) and usually a C-band LNB.

But there is hope!

If you really want to receive Japanese television, then you shouldn't forget the names of the TV stations "JSTV 1" and "JSTV 2". This is a TV station that broadcasts Japanese TV to Europe! The station cuts programs from various Japanese stations and can be received via the Hotbird satellite - and that with a normal satellite dish (approx. 60-80 cm).

However, this is a pay tv channel that you can also subscribe to on a monthly basis in Germany.


Even if you don't feel like ordering a subscription, you can still watch Japanese television because the channel "JSTV 1" is broadcast daily with the news unencrypted and is therefore accessible to everyone! "JSTV 1" is also broadcast unencrypted on special occasions. It's cool, isn't it? "JSTV 2" is always encrypted.

JSTV 1 and JSTV 2 can be received at:


    Link to the TV station JSTV: (information about the station, broadcast tables, etc.)



    Here is a small table about the transmission times, in which JSTV 1 sends unencrypted:

    (after GMT Germany time) | daily from monday to friday | Sat. and Sun. not always

    Time content language

    12.00-12.30 NHK NEWS 7 Japanese and English

    14.00-15.00 NHK NEWS WATCH 9 Japanese and English

    16.30-17.00 NS-News & Sport Japanese

    19.25-19.35 NHK BS-NEWS Japanese

    19.35-20.00 Buisness Front Line Japanese

    [23.00-23.30 miscellaneous (does not always send) Japanese]

    23.00-24.00 News Morning news Japanese

    Further broadcast times not known


    On special Japanese holidays in the year, JSTV 1 sometimes transmits partially unencrypted. The same applies to some Sundays in the year.

    The broadcaster can of course make short-term changes to the broadcast content


    JSTV TV picture


    Usefull links:


    NHK is a Japanese TV and radio broadcaster. This can be compared with the ARD or ZDF


    NHK english

    NHK Radio (German)


    Lyngsat is a Tv database and has a lot of information from satellites and frequencies, etc.


    Japan's Tv Channel

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    Watch Japanese Tv Stations Online

    Bloomberg Japan News Stream

    Yomiuri News Stream News Stream

    Tokyo Broadcast System news stream

    NHK news stream

    Channel J stream station (various topics)

    IIV Channel Interactive live transmitter and on-demand tv (button, top right, on IIV website)

    Yanagida: live tv link | Website link

    ohsama 1 tv or link live music channel (Japanese music clips)

    ohsama 2 tv or link live music channel (japanisce music clips)


    Collection of links to Japanese Internet live and stream channels.




    Listen to Japanese radio stations over the Internet



    Radio Japan