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Corporate Information

 

We serve as the bridge for the information culture between the U.S. and Japan

Message from our President

  

Our company is engaged in two main enterprises. One is the broadcast operations of TV JAPAN, our Japanese language TV channel in North America and the other is our video production services in North, Central, and South America for the Japanese public broadcaster NHK in Japan.
 
TV JAPAN is the only legitimate 24-hour Japanese language television programming service in North America. As well as featured NHK originated content, we also air shows from other Japanese commercial networks, Japanese films and other informational programs to assist Japanese living in the U.S. and Canada. TV JAPAN is the premium channel showcasing the latest trends in Japan as well as its exquisite nature and unique culture.
 
As a production company, we televise over 200 live MLB baseball games each year featuring star Japanese players in stadiums all over the U.S. along with other major sporting events such as the PGA Tour, NFL SuperBowl and NBA All-Star games. We have also produced numerous shows for preeminent NHK entertainment series and specials. 
 
Through our TV JAPAN broadcast operations and video production services, we are committed to serving our customers, acting as the bridge of communication, information and cultural exchange between the U.S. and Japan. We strive to be at the forefront of the latest technologies with 4K, 8K, Internet and mobile content solutions.
 
In April 2010, Japan Network Group, Inc. and NHK Enterprises America, Inc. merged to form NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.

Kazuhiro Uemura

President & CEO

 
Corporate Overview
Company Name
NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. *

 

Address

100 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10005 U.S.A.

Capital Fund

$16,125,200

 

Major Shareholders

NHK Enterprises, Inc., ITOCHU Corporation, NHK Global Media Services, Inc.,
NHK Technologies, Inc., NHK Educational Corporation, 22 other organizations

Executive Officers

Kazuhiro Uemura, President & CEO

Tsukasa Ichikawa, Executive Vice President & Treasurer

Tsuruo Mochizuki, Executive Vice President

Hiroshi Sawada, Executive Vice President 

Yuichi Tatsumi, Secretary

* (A Delaware Corporation)

 

Corporate History

History of Japan Network Group (JNG)

History of NHK Enterprises America, Inc. (NEPA)

Dec. 1990 

Japan Network Group (JNG) is established as a Delaware corporation.
 
Apr. 1991

Broadcast operations of TV JAPAN begin (11 hrs / day).
 
Sep. 1993

Analogue TV JAPAN broadcast begins at cable stations in Hawaii.
 
Jun. 1994  

Digital satellite broadcast services for households begin.
 
Jan. 1995

Emergency live news telecasts during the Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in Japan.
 
Apr. 1995  

TV JAPAN begins 24-hour broadcast services.
 
Mar. 1998  

U.S. nationwide broadcast of TV JAPAN begins via Echostar's Dish Network.
 
Jan. 1999  

TV JAPAN broadcast begins in major Canadian cities via cable television services.

Sep. 2001  

9.11 terror attacks occur in NYC and Washington DC. JNG offices located just a few blocks away from the World Trade Center in NYC continues to broadcast NHK news to viewers.
 
Jun. 2004  

Los Angeles customer call center begins operation.
 
Nov. 2005  

TV JAPAN broadcasts the Japanese Sumo wrestling tournament in Las Vegas as part of JNG's 15th anniversary special program.
 
 
Jan. 2007  

TV JAPAN's viewing household exceeds 70,000.
 
 
Feb. 2009  

TV JAPAN begins streaming "TV JAPAN CLUB" program on its website.

Aug. 1988  

NHK Enterprises USA, Inc. (NEP USA) is established as a New York State corporation for high definition television production.
 
Oct. 1988

Los Angeles branch opens.
 
Feb. 1991  

MICO America, Inc. (MICO-A) is established as a New York State corporation.
 
Jul. 1991

NEP USA is acquired by MICO America, Inc.

Mar. 1994

NEP USA and MICO America, Inc. change its corporate name to NHK Enterprises America, Inc.
 
Aug. 1994  

Using its first HD mobile unit K1, broadcasts the Woodstock '94 live in high definition for the first time.
 
1994 ~ 2000  

Numerous HD productions and co-productions with major U.S. networks such as WNET, WETA, WCET, KCTS, and A&E Networks among others.
 
Sep. 2000  

K1, the HD mobile unit broadcasts the 2000 U.N. Millennium Summit live to Japan.
 
Apr. 2003  

NEPA's 53ft expando model HD digital mobile unit debuts at NAB 2003 in Las Vegas. Starts broadcasting Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners MLB games live from Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.
 
Apr. 2006

NEPA assists NHK Japan with its debut of NHK's 8K Super Hi-Vision exhibition and screenings at the NAB 2006 in Las Vegas.
 
Aug. 2006

NEPA is commissioned its first 3D HD independent live-action feature film, "SCAR" to be shot in Calgary, Canada.
 
Apr. 2008  

Midsized HD digital mobile unit K3 Ruby debuts at NAB 2008 in Las Vegas. Begins broadcasting the New York Yankees home games with Hideki Matsui as the star rookie.

Japan Network Group and NHK Enterprises America, Inc. merge to become 

History of NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.

2010  
Apr.     Japan Network Group and NHK Enterprises America, Inc. merge to become the multimedia corporation, NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.

            (NCMA)
 
2011  
Mar.     NCMA unscrambles and broadcasts NHK's up-to-the-minute disaster news reports and special programs of the Great East Japan

            Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster with TV JAPAN to viewers.
 

Nov.     Office renovation in downtown Manhattan completes.
 

Nov.     TV JAPAN becomes the first foreign language premium channel on Time Warner Cable in New York and New Jersey to start high         

            definition (HD) broadcasting.
 
2012 

Mar.     TV JAPAN broadcasts a special memorial live program on the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster from

            its studio in New York City.
 
Jun.     TV JAPAN begins HD service on the DISH Network.
 
Dec.    TV JAPAN begins HD service on Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and in San Diego.
 
2013   
May     TV JAPAN begins HD service on Canada's Bell Fibe TV.  TV JAPAN begins HD service begins on Bright House Cable.
 
Jun.     NCMA deploys its K3 Ruby HD digital mobile unit to Brazil to cover the Japanese men's national team's matches during the FIFA

           Confederations Cup Soccer live to Japan.
 
2014  
Apr.     TV JAPAN begins HD service on Charter Communications.
 
Jun.     NCMA deploys its K3 Ruby HD digital mobile unit to Brazil to cover the Japanese men's national team's matches during the FIFA World

           Cup Soccer live to Japan.
 
2015  
Jun.     NCMA deploys its K3 Ruby HD digital mobile unit to Canada to cover the Japanese women's national team's matches during the FIFA

           Women's World Cup Soccer live to Japan.
 
Jun.     NCMA provides 8K public viewing exhibits in New York and in Los Angeles of the Women's World Cup Soccer in Canada
 
Aug.    NCMA produces its first multi-camera 4K performing arts program of a Japanese Kabuki opera performance with Japan's Kabuki star

           Somegoro Ichikawa the seventh's Koi-Tsukami at the fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.   
 
Sep.     NCMA shoots its first 6K footage of the total lunar eclipse in New York City for NHK's flagship science program, Cosmic Front NEXT.
 
2016  
Feb.     NCMA provides production and technical support for NHK's first 8K live multi-camera coverage of the NFL SuperBowl in Santa Clara, CA.

 

Feb.     NCMA provides production and technical support for NHK's 8K/22.2ch multi-camera production of Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra at

           the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
 
Mar.     NCMA shoots its first 8K aerial footage of New York City.

 

Mar.     TV JAPAN begins video-on-demand (VOD) service on Comcast.
 
Aug.     NCMA provides production and technical support for NHK's live coverage of the Rio Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil.
 
Nov.     NCMA produces an 8K multi-camera program of Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock's piano duo show at the Blue Note in New York City.
 
Dec.     TV JAPAN begins video-on-demand (VOD) service on DISH Network.
 
2017

Feb.      NCMA produces a 4K multi-camera program of Lee Ritenour's live at Blue Note Hawaii.

Mar.     TV JAPAN begins HD service on Canada's Telus Optik TV.
 
Apr.     NCMA provides production and technical support for Ryuichi Sakamoto's "async Live at New York" at the Park Avenue Armory in 4K.
 
May     TV JAPAN begins HD and Video On Demand (VOD) sevice on Cox Cable.

 

Aug.    NCMA produces an 8K multi-camera program of Bob James live featuring Randy Brecker at the Blue Note in New York City.

 

Aug.    NCMA produces an 8K multi-camera program of McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note in New York City.
 
2018
Jan.     NCMA begins dLibrary Japan Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.
 
Apr.     TV JAPAN begins HD service on DIRECTV satellite.
 
Jun.     TV JAPAN expands service through Comcast X1 nationwide.
 
Aug.     NCMA provides production and technical support for NHK's 4K multi-camera production of Sound of Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

            Guinga feat. Monica Salmaso

            Lisa Ono feat. Paulo and Daniel Jobim

            Yamandu Costa feat. Alessandro Penezzi

Sep.     NCMA produces an 8K multi-camera program of Sting & Shaggy 44/876 Tour Live at the Fillmore in Philadephia.