Kamiyacho

 

Kamiyacho Station is situated in the Kamiyacho district of Minato Ward of Tokyo on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

 

Kamiyacho is a business and diplomatic district not far from Roppongi. The area around the station has several major offices among them the American, Swedish, Dutch and Spanish embassies; a number of both Japanese and international financial, consulting and advertising companies; a few hotels; and TV Tokyo.

 

NHK Broadcast Museum

NHK Broadcast Museum is also located close to Kamiyacho Station, just 2 minutes on foot. Opened in 1956, the museum depicts the history of broadcasting in Japan . The history of Japan 's broadcasting started in 1925 when the first radio broadcast was transmitted from a temporary studio. Since then it has come a long way with the most modern technology being used for satellite broadcasting. NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai or Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Broadcasting Museum relates this history with over 20,000 items on display.

 

The Museum has 5 floors. The first floor displays the equipment that enabled the birth of broadcasting in Japan . The second floor has Atagoyama Hall (various events related to broadcasting are held here), Experience Studio (a show broadcasting studio where visitors can actually try out and experience news reading), and Ichiro Fujiyama's Workroom (Ichiro Fujiyama was one of the greatest composers of Japan . Several of his materials and other information are exhibited here). The third floor of the museum exhibits all of the equipment used in broadcasting, starting from the radio and up to the satellites, very systematically relating broadcasting history. The fourth floor gives the history of the programs (reports, sports, education, culture, and entertainment) from 1925 till today. The last and the fifth floor has a library of over 6,500 books and literature related to broadcasting. Archives of images and research data can also be found here.

 

NHK Broadcast Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

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