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Billboard Radio China to air Billboard Japan Hot 100 Weekly Top 10

Monday 24 December, 2018


Billboard sister organizations Billboard Radio China and Billboard Japan will launch a new Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart Countdown segment on Billboard Radio China FM. 

Asia-Pacific Community Radio Operators pledge to spread peace on airwaves

Thursday 22 November, 2018


Asia-Pacific members of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) from 11 nations upheld a collective commitment to support establishing community radios in conflict areas as a means of peace building and reconciliation, as they concluded the at the 4th AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Community Radios in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami to host radio show

Thursday 07 June, 2018


Renowned Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami will make his debut as a radio host on August 5, according to Tokyo FM.

Tokyo FM partners AdsWizz for Programmatic Radio App

Sunday 08 April, 2018


Tokyo FM, the flagship station of the Japan FM Network (JFN), has partnered with AdsWizz, the leading solution provider of digital audio advertising, to launch a simulcast radio app called Wiz Radio” in Japan, with programmatic targeting capabilities for audio advertising.

Japan’s Line Music streaming service partners Tuned Global to boost offering

Saturday 10 December, 2016


Tuned Global, a leading Australian mobile engagement company using music as key content, has signed an agreement with Japan’s leading music streaming service Line Music, to beef up its music catalogue in a short timeframe.

Japan’s FM Hokkaido Broadcasting installs economical IP links with Digigram codecs

Wednesday 09 November, 2016


Digigram, developer of innovative audio and video solutions, announced that FM Hokkaido Broadcasting is using the Digigram IQOYA *LINK audio-over-IP (AoIP) codec to establish new cost-effective, high-performing IP links between its station in Sapporo and six transmitter sites.

Bangladesh NGOs lobby to revive community radio in Japan

Wednesday 27 July, 2016


Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has written to Sanae Takaichi, Japan’s Minster of Internal Affairs and Communications, to express their concern regarding the immediate revival of community radio in the country.

Japanese radio icon dies aged 99

Thursday 14 April, 2016


Japanese female broadcast journalist Chieko Akiyama died in Tokyo on Wednesday aged 99.

Recognition for longest ever radio drama

Wednesday 05 February, 2014

A Japanese radio station has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest ever live radio drama.

Kamaishi Saigai FM aired the audio play in December last year in memory of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.

The tragedy led to a radioactive leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The coastal city of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture was badly hit by the disaster.

The drama lasted 8 hours, 23 minutes and 31 seconds.

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