Driving Innovation in Content Creation 日本語

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 Tamaki Imai
Founded on 1 April 2005
No. of employees 533 (as of 1st July, 2015)
Company Structure Company Structure
Capital fund 1.25 billion yen
Amount of sales 53.7 billion yen (2014 end of fiscal year)

Message from Mr. Tamaki Imai,
President and CEO

NHK Enterprises, Inc. (NEP) has celebrated its 30th anniversary.
For all of these years, we have been engaged in extensive video content production for NHK programming and other offerings, as well as event planning and production, licensing, merchandising, and digital content production, all part of our efforts as a member of the NHK group to advance Japan’s content industry.

We are now in the midst of changing times. Movements are accelerating in a wide range of areas in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. In terms of content, 4K commercial broadcasts have already begun, and test broadcasting in 8K Super Hi-Vision is on its way. And with more and more content being viewed online, and more and more information being shared by individuals, we are witnessing a revolution in the very concept of media itself.

Based on our recognition of these changes, NEP has launched its new mid-term business plan (FY2015-FY2017).
Applying the know-how we have gained thus far, we will work to further improve our creative capabilities, while proactively taking on new productions that utilize ultra high-definition video and online media. We will also seek to evolve in terms of “Driving Innovation in Content Creation,” utilizing a wide range of media beyond broadcasting and geared toward markets both in Japan and worldwide.

At age 30, a human being is at the peak of his or her powers, with unrivaled energy and stamina. Having reached this stage of maturity, NEP will continue to boldly take on new projects as we build our organization with the right flexibility and mobility to respond to changes in the times.
We sincerely ask for your continued support and guidance in these efforts.


President and CEO Tamaki IMAI
Executive Managing Director Kazuaki TAKADA
Senior Managing Directors Yukio MITANI
Mikio SATO
Managing Directors Kouichi OBARA
Mikio OJI
Yasuhiro KONDO
Tetsuhiko YOSHIDA
Yuichi SUWA
Yoshiaki KIUCHI
Noriyuki OGI


Auditor Masayuki ARAMAKI
Outside Auditors Hideaki SAKAI

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.”

Main Shareholders

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

Offices in Japan

Overseas Affiliates

NHK Cosmomedia America


NHK Cosmomedia Europe


Nippon Production Service (Bangkok)

NPS Bangkok

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