Japan's public broadcaster NHK will be unveiling its next-generation 8K Super Hi-Vision (SHV) format on May 16 and 17 by screening the first short film shot in the ultra-HD format at the Cannes International Film Festival. Director Toshio Lee will show his 27 minute comedy "Beauties À La Carte" on a 220-inch screen so viewers can better appreciate the 8K super HD format, with a 22.2 channel audio system, also developed by NHK.
A 70-year-old Japanese man threatened to bomb Japanese national broadcaster NHK because he was so angry at being rejected by the network’s long-running talent show. Kazumi Yaoita had applied to NHK’s amateur singing contest hoping to fulfill a lifelong ambition but was rejected by the broadcaster.
On Thursday of this week the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) will launch a revised, easier to understand tsunami warning system in order to better warn the public in the event of another disaster similar to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Just short of two years ago, the March 11th earthquake and tsunami disasters resulted in the deaths of some 19,000 people, with most of the lives being lost when they were unable to escape the waves measuring dozens of meters high that destroyed Japan's northeast coast.
For some people, technology moves at a speed faster than most can catch up with. Nowhere is this truer than probably in Japan where the government and TV manufacturers are planning to launch the world's first Ultra High Definition television broadcast by next year.
Emmanuelle Bodin, a French woman who worked for Japanese national broadcaster NHK for more than two decades, filed a lawsuit this week against her former employer for unjust termination. As the March 11th, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster unfolded into the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Bodin left Japan with her two daughters at the recommendation of the French government. She was told by NHK a week later that she was fired for walking off the job.
Scientists in Japan revealed today that they managed to capture the first film footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat last July. The Japanese National Science Museum worked with national broadcaster NHK and the U.S.'s Discovery Channel to record the squid measuring up to eight meters (26 feet) long as it roamed the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
NHK, Japan's national television broadcaster, has revealed plans to begin transmissions in 2016 using the new Super Hi-Vision format, which features a resolution 16 times higher than the current HDTV standards. Having been in development in part by NHK for the last few years, the 7,680 pixels by 4,320 pixels resolution was given its first trial broadcast during last summer's London Olympics.
K-Pop sensations KARA and Girls' Generation ends the year with a bang by grabbing high scores on Oricon yearly album chart, making them the highest selling Korean artists in Japan for 2012.
Japan’s national broadcasting organization, NHK, is currently developing the ‘Super Hi-Vision’ TV format, which is expected to produces extremely vivid pictures of some 33 million pixels per frame—about 16 times higher than the current HDTV standard—and with better and clearer sound quality.
Leading Korean-pop artists like KARA and Girls' Generation have been left out of Japan's popular year-end music show Kohaku Uta Gassen. While those groups are among the most popular in Japan, always sitting high on sales rankings, this year's performances will be limited to domestic acts only. NHK, the national channel that broadcasts the show, says the choice has nothing to do with recent political tensions with South Korea, but that's about as likely as China's excuse for excluding Japanese runners from the Beijing Marathon earlier this month.