Question: Why is no TV in Japan?

Television broadcasting was halted by World War II, after which regular television broadcasting began in 1950. All Japanese households having at least one television set are mandated to pay an annual television license fee used to fund NHK, the Japanese public service broadcaster.

Do Japanese people still watch TV?

People in Japan are spending less time watching television, although many still see it as a vital media source, according to Japans national broadcaster. Half of those surveyed by NHK said they see television as a vital media source in their lives.

Internet in Japan provides high quality services to more than 90% of the population and almost 100% of medium to large businesses, with mobile Internet on devices like smartphones being the most popular type of service.

How do Japanese people get their news?

Japanese Print Media Kyodo is Japans leading news service. Japans major newspaper have nationwide circulation as well as morning and evening editions, both of which subscribers usually receive. Sports newspapers are the Japanese equivalent of the tabloids. Gossip magazines and shows get a lot of attention.

Does Japan control its media?

The important print media are privately owned. Observers, however, point out that the independence of the established press has been compromised by the pervasive press club system.

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