NHK World TV App Review

NHK World TV App Review
How to travel to Japan and its many prefectures right on the comfort of your home?



Travelling is one of the many things I love to do, and no matter how busy I am, I still make sure I can do it. But there are times that my times truly doesn’t permits yet, so I need to make my mind travel instead, and let my physical body wait for a moment.

One of my favorite apps for years is NHK World TV App.

I’ve been using this app for 5-years since I’ve got my first iPhone (it was 3G, then). The app was introduced to me by my special Japanese friend years ago, and I’m thankful he did.

I wish to share you the benefits I’ve got from this app. This is definitely #notsponsored post and I’ve just happy to share this because I bet many of you will appreciate.

So what is this NHK World TV App?

NHK World TV App Review

NHK World is Japan’s government funded TV Station that provides delivers latest information from Japan, Asia and the rest of the world for FREE.

YES IT’S FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND FREE TO WATCH.

And I haven’t seen a reliable news app that gives that kind of services to all subscribers.

Even you are outside Japan, you can download this app.

So what makes this app so amazing?

I’m passionate on travel especially around the Philippines and Asia which includes Japan. And I can’t deny the fact how much I am also passionate to learn of this country, their cultures, arts and their way of life.

Even sometimes I thought maybe I’m a Japanese from my previous life!

Fukuyama Castle, Hiroshima Prefecture
Fukuyama Castle, Hiroshima Prefecture

NHK World TV App Review

NHK World TV App is free to download and available on for your Apple and Android and Amazon Fire. You can watch the latest news around the world through this app, especially the news from Japan. It also have live streaming videos and the speed will varies depending on your internet connection.

I always enjoy watching this in the office during my break time because of our reliable internet connection.

NHK World TV App have various categories and shows you may choose. I always watch Japan documentaries, interviews and shows about food, travel, fashion, and including arts and cultures.

NHK World TV App Review

You will also enjoy watching their lifestyle interview and videos, and believe me you’ll thank me for downloading this app.

This app could also be used as your japan travel guide, more reliable than your tour guides, IMHO.
Each week they always have new stories and interviews, and I never get tired of learning and watching their documentaries.

Don’t because the articles and videos are in English for all of us could understand. But there are also many videos on Japanese language, provided with English translation on the bottom of each videos.

NHK World TV App Review

If I wish to learn the blessed place to fish for good mackerel, I use this app for research and more knowledge. If I want to know the latest Japan fashion for the next season, I would check NHK World TV App.

NHK World TV App Review

There is also section in the app where it teaching you Japanese language online for free, and if you want a more private learning, they also have a paid subscription.

NHK World TV App Review

And if I’m in a mood of letting my mind travel around Japan parks and learn their way of life, including the art of kata-yuzen, then NHK World TV App is my reliable bestie!

NHK World TV App Review

I also followed their Facebook Page to keep tabs on the shows schedule, just like one of my favorites, the interview with Japan’s famous Yayoi Kusama.

The app is funded by the Japanese government, so I believe on its reliability and good quality.

Plus, most of the Japanese news are for the welfare of its citizens and residents and guests, and I haven’t read or watch any gossips and negative news from this app.

Which is very good because I don’t want to pollute my mind with any negativity.

I recommend this for everyone who wants to travel to Japan and those who are passionate to the Japanese cultures and way of life, like me!


xoxo, Blair



74 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Wow..that's a really good app! I would love to download and watch some Japanese news but my phone has not more space...haha

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    1. Thanks!

      Maybe its time to buy a new phone :)

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  2. Now that is an awesome sounding app, I love having different things to do while I am on the go :)

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    1. Download it now! You'll going to get addicted with it, trust me.

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  3. This sounds interesting I'll have to share with the hubby he's always looking for new apps lol

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    1. Thanks Kelli! You will like this app as well. I love their documentaries and series. Its like you've traveled to Japan after watching their shows :D

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  4. This sounds like a fabulous App. I have to check it out and download it. Thanks for the information.

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  5. That first photo is really awesome! I like that NHK World TV App is free to download. Who doesn't love a great free app?

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  6. Hey this is really interesting! I only wish I had more time to watch news and learn more.

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    1. Oh you will! Don't forget to try this app :D

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  7. I really though you were a Japanese. This is an awesome app! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hahaha thanks you! Maybe part of my past life I am Japanese :D

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  8. what a great app! I love that you've been able to use it for so long and it has news relevant to you!

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    1. Yeah, I like it a lot. I learned many things and help me as my preparatory guide before going to Japan.

      Of course the actual experience is more exciting.

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  9. This sounds like an excellent way to learn more about other cultures! I think this app could also be super helpful as you are planning a trip. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Exactly! I am so impressed that the Japan government has funded this project which is a huge help for travelers like me.

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  10. Seems a fab app, and the best part it is free to download. Shall for sure download and experience it once. Thanks

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    1. Try it dear! And you'll enjoy their video because its all HD!

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  11. Wow I have never heard of this app! Ty for sharing! I totally agree about traveling this is why we sold everything we owned and hit the road as a full time traveling family 15 months ago!

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    1. Thank you dear! Download now this app and start learning about Japan :)

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  12. Ohh, I would need this for my Japan Travel soon!! Thank you for all the tips!

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    1. You are always welcome. Am happy to help :D

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  13. What a useful app and free too. It would be great to have this so that you can keep in touch with latest news and also watch your favorite shows too.

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    1. Exactly! Some of the videos are in Japanese language but with amazing English translations. It is very enjoyable.

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  14. Ooh this sounds so interesting! I rarely get the time to watch the news but this idea sounds great and I'm all for apps that help make life easier and more interesting!

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  15. I bet that's really neat that you're able to keep up on all of Japan's news from a reliable source!

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  16. This is super interesting! We are thinking on visiting Japan next year, so learning about the country and the culture beforehand will be really useful. Have to download the NHK World TV App asap!

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    1. Thank you Ave. You and your family will like this app :D

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  17. I am happy to hear that NHK world TV app is available to download for free on both android and apple. It always frustrates me when cool apps are not available on android x

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    1. I agree. And am so happy that they continuously funded this app making it available for free :D

      And no ads!

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  18. The NHK World TV App sounds like an awesome app to download. I love that it is free and it would indeed be perfect for those traveling to Japan. Thanks for sharing the information.

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    1. You're always welcome here Rebecca. And ohh download the app now :D

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  19. The NHK World TV App sounds like an awesome resource for the country and the people.

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    1. Especially their documentaries, I love it.

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  20. Wow! That's a super cool app. It never stops amazing all the cool things out there that we can do with technology.

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    1. You are right. With this free app, it helps many audience to be encourage to visit Japan and learn their culture wherever they are.

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  21. I have never heard of this app I will have to check it out ty for sharing !

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  22. You are right there. Japan has tooooooo many things to cover in a solo trip. Such app would surely come in handy. Loved the Fushimi Inari pic too!

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    1. Thank you! When you will be travelling to Japan?

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  23. That's pretty cool. I like that you've been using it so long, that makes for a quality recommendation.

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    1. They make so many improvements through the years. Especially the videos!

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  24. This sounds like a really interesting app. I love getting my news from multiple sources.

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    1. Yeah, but in NHK World they don't show fake news. All are well research. And less bad news.

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  25. What an awesome app. I always wanted to visit Japan and Asid. I’m happy this app will allow me to do so. I also like the opportunity to learn the languages.

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    1. You can do it all with this app, Michelle :D

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  26. I have downloaded this app before when I first dreamed of going to Japan to meet a friend. It's great, and so helpful to absorb Japnanese culture. But I also believe going to the real japan would be another amazing experience. WOrking on my dreams, fighting!!

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  27. Sounds great! I'm still not using any apps for watching tv programs. I usually watch tv via my laptop and not in real time. I like that there's a possibility to choose what kind of programs you are interested in liek for example food programs.

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    1. the news app is simultaneously with its TV version :) and no fake news.

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  28. What a great app for travel. I am going to download it and give it a try!

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  29. Sounds like a great app, our data packages arent really reliable enough to watch TV on mobile, so I just watch stuff on the laptop or playstation, but I'll share this with my friends elsewhere, they'll love it!

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    1. Yeah you can also watch NHK World via laptop. They have same contents :D

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  30. As I am not in Asia I am not sure I would find the app as useful, but I do think the Japanese language learning portion would be cool. I will have to check it out.

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    1. Learning new things about the other countries is cool. Am not in US but it is very interesting to learn things from that country :D

      Knowledge is power!

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  31. what a nice app for those in need! I'll share this around to a few travelers I know and one of my bros ; ) thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Thanks Eloise. Even you are now a traveler can still use this app. Many Japanophile I know likes this app.

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  32. This sounds like a great app to keep up to date on what is going on when I can't watch the TV.

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    1. I agree. You don't need to be in Japan to know more about Japan :)
      With this app, it is possible!

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  33. This is the first time I heard of this app. Will check this out.

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    1. You must because its awesome :D And its free!

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  34. So you're saying that I can experience japan from anywhere with this app? That's pretty cool!

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  35. Thanks for sharing such amazing app. I am so amaze that we can watch TV on laptop that pretty amazing.

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  36. Maybe I should give this app a try one day. I love anything Japan and I would love to know more about their culture and traditions. So if one day, I could finally visit the place, I will not be a total stranger. Gee Villaruz

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    1. Exactly. And it is also a good educational tool for kids.
      Their documentaries are extraordinary.

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  37. Never heard of this app, but will look into it. So important to be kept in the loop.

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