NHK Enterprises

Driving Innovation in Content Creation

NHK Enterprises produces, develops, and sells media content, including production of NHK programs and other visual content, event planning and production, program and character licensing, and sales of products such as DVDs and Blu-ray discs. We can respond to a wide range of content-related needs.


Worldwide Sales of NHK Programs

We sell NHK programs of various genres, ranging from dramas and documentaries to animation, to overseas broadcasters and distributors. We market a diverse range of content to various media outlets around the world, including selling the program format for programs like The New Anatomy Show.

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Program Acquisitions

With long and extensive experience in the international market, NHK Enterprises acquires the best content from around the world for various Japanese media, including NHK. The genres we deal with range from drama, documentary, film to classical and popular music, performing arts and animation.

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Productions, Co-Productions

We are involved in a diverse range of international undertakings, including co-producing programs and other visual content with leading international broadcasters and production companies as well as holding visual content-related events.

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Domestic Services

Media Production

We produce TV and radio programs for NHK, ranging from documentaries and dramas to anime and entertainment. We are also involved in planning and production of large-display visuals using 8K, 4K and other high-definition video and projection mapping, production of theatrical films, and much more.

Event Planning and Production

From major events such as the Tokyo Jazz Festival, Robocon, National Cultural Festivals and Expos, to symposia and forums on themes such as social welfare and the environment, we handle all aspects of production—including planning, direction and management—for a wide variety of events.


We handle copyright management and licensing for NHK programs and their characters. We also sell NHK programs to cable and satellite broadcasters and programs purchased from overseas, and supply broadcast footage stored in NHK Archives.


We produce and sell DVDs and Blu-ray discs of NHK broadcast programs and footage stored in NHK Archives. We also sell merchandise for Domo-kun and other characters generated from NHK programming.

Digital Content Production

In addition to planning and production of webpages and digital signage, operation of mobile websites, and planning and production of data broadcasts and interactive programs, we produce wide-ranging content such as the top pages for NHK’s Hybridcast next-generation broadcasting service.

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For details of our services in Japan, please see our Japanese website.

About Us

Name NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Represented by President and CEO Hisashi Anzai
Founded on 1 April 2005
No. of employees 762 (as of 1st April, 2020)
Company Structure Company Structure
Capital fund 1.6085 billion yen
Amount of sales 59.1 billion yen (2018 end of fiscal year)

Message from Mr. Hisashi Anzai,
President and CEO

Enterprises for All
From Shibuya to the World

Mr. Hisashi Anzai, President and CEO

NHK Enterprises performs work such as program production as commissioned by NHK. The company’s current objective is to establish close partnerships in a broader range of fields. The areas in which we specialize include the production of primarily video content, sales, events, and the commercialization of characters. Going forward, we plan to proactively propose new businesses that can be developed jointly with the content industry, municipalities, and a host of associations and corporations.

The origin of “Enterprises” is to “have an adventurous spirit and to boldly develop businesses and companies in the face of considerable challenges.” When we look at the various difficulties experienced by the people of the world and attempt to contribute to resolving them, we discover life’s real treasures. If we can contribute to solving these issues, not only do we help to improve society, but the businesses we undertake further evolve as well. Working to make the world a better place also presents us with opportunities for personal growth. We hope to grow as a company by considering what we can do for people, and boldly accepting those challenges.

Below are some examples of activities we have planned and pushed forward in the past year.
・We have thought of some entertaining questions for “Chico Will Scold You” and brought laughs and smiles to the world. And thanks to these efforts, products related to the character have become extremely popular.
・The drama “Sagi Deka,” where police do battle against scams, garnered the Grand Prize from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. We have also earned an award for a documentary depicting the struggles with poverty of the “Manhole Children” of Mongolia, chronicled over a period of 20 years.
・We have improved our 8K and 4K production methods, and are a world leader in producing ultrahigh-resolution content.
・We held the robot contest “ROBOCON,” which provided a venue for technical colleges, universities, and students from the Asia Pacific region to become fully engrossed in this challenge.
・At the museum documenting the Great East Japan Earthquake, we crystallized the memories that we must preserve in the form of video.
・We collaborated with the national government and volunteer associations to consider how best to provide support, and launched on-site efforts to counter the damage done in last year’s flooding.
・We developed technology the enable the swift revival into 4K-quality video of treasured old dramas and programs using our own proprietary method, and captured the attention of the world.
・We held large-scale events such as a national competition concerning the development of a rich marine environment and a National Cultural Festival, and assisted advanced companies with their presentations.
・We joined the SDG Media Compact and are working optimistically through our content, events, and characters to contribute to the realization of a sustainable world.

 These results were made possible through cooperative efforts with a host of talented partners in Japan and abroad. Our strengths, which are our adventurous spirit and boldness, enable us to share our dreams and work successfully with a wide range of partners.

 So I’m excited about who will we work with this year, and what kind of progress we’ll achieve. We hope you will join us as partners and customers.

Effective April 1, we will merge with NHK Planet, which has seven branch offices around the country, in order to enrich our regional services.
This will enable us to work even more closely with municipalities and the people of the various regions in endeavors that help to revitalize those areas and contribute to the development of safe, secure communities, while continuing to produce content.

 As the new NHK Enterprises, we look forward to getting closer to you by embarking on more adventures.


President and CEO Hisashi ANZAI
Executive Managing Director Mikio SATOH
Senior Managing Directors Yoshitaka YANAGIDA
Shuichiro YAMAZAKI
Managing Directors Yuichi SUWA
Atsushi OSHIDA
Mitsunobu OZAKI
Hideo IIDA
Hidenori KOUCHI
Yasuhiro KAN
Non-executive Director Haruo KAKEGAWA
Hidetoshi YUKAWA
Takaaki SATOH
Outside Auditor Hiromi KIMURA
Auditor Satoshi ATSUMI
Outside Auditor Masayuki OHTSUKI
Outside Non-executive Auditor Yuka TSUTSUMI
Non-executive Auditor Haruhiko MINENO

Corporate History

1985 16 January Establishment of “NHK Enterprises, Inc.”
1986 27 January Establishment of “SOGOVISION INC.”
1989 16 June Establishment of “NHK Creative, Inc.”
1989 28 June Establishment of “NHK Software, Inc.”
1990 5 July Establishment of “Media International Corporation”
1994 Establishment of “NHK Enterprises America, Inc.” and “NHK Enterprises Europe Ltd.”
1995 1 April Establishment of “NHK Enterprises 21, Inc.” by the merger of “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “NHK Creative, Inc.”
2005 1 April Establishment of “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” by the merger of “NHK Software, Inc.” and “NHK Enterprises 21, Inc.”
2010 1 April Merger between “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “Media International Corporation”
2010 1 April Establishment of “NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.” by the merger of “NHK Enterprises America, Inc.” and “Japan Network Group, Inc. (JNG)”
2010 1 April Establishment of “NHK Cosmomedia Europe Ltd.” by the merger between “NHK Enterprises Europe Ltd.” And “Japan Satellite TV (JSTV)”
2013 1 July Merger between “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “SOGOVISION INC.”
2015 16 January 30th anniversary of company establishment
2020 1 April Merger between “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “NHK PlanNet, INC.”

Main Shareholders

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
NHK Technologies, Inc.
NHK Global Media Services,Inc.
Japan Broadcast Publishing Co., Ltd.
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Offices in Japan

Overseas Affiliates

NHK Cosmomedia America

NHK Cosmomedia Europe

Nippon Production Service (Bangkok)

NPS Bangkok

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