NHK NEWSLINE Joins Link TV’s International News Lineup Featuring Anchor Miki Yamamoto Starting Jan. 8

Allison Gray

NHK Newsline's Miki Yamamoto
Miki Yamamoto, anchor of NHK’s flagship program NHK NEWSLINE. Image courtesy of NHK


Burbank, Calif.Dec. 28, 2017 Link TV, a national independent public satellite television network, announced today the addition of NHK’s flagship news program NHK NEWSLINE launching on the network in January anchored by Miki Yamamoto. NHK NEWSLINE premieres Mon., Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT Mon.-Thurs. on Link TV available nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH network 9410).

Adding to Link TV’s international news lineup, NHK NEWSLINE delivers the latest news, business and weather with stories from Japan, the rest of Asia and around the world. The 30-minute news show airing Monday through Thursday on Link TV features a wide network of correspondents from around the world covering breaking news and developing stories while offering a perspective from the eastern corner of the globe.

Miki Yamamoto’s tenure with NHK began in 1992 at NHK Tokyo. As an anchor, she has hosted an array of NHK’s domestic news and educational programs for many years. She was posted in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo during these years.  

This program is an example of new dynamic content being offered on Link TV with a goal of better understanding our world through global perspectives.

Join the conversation on social media using #NHKnewsline and #LinkTV


Founded in 1999, Link TV is an independent viewer-supported media organization providing programs that engage viewers with unique perspectives on national and global issues.  Reaching more than 34 million U.S. satellite households nationally via DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410, Link TV connects Americans with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations at the forefront of social change and the vibrant cultures of a global community. It is a free non-commercial service of KCETLink Media Group, based in Burbank, CA. For additional information about Link TV productions, web-exclusive content and program schedules, please visit linktv.org. Select programming from Link TV is also available for streaming on Apple TV and Roku platforms.


NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD TV (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages.

NHK WORLD TV reaches over 290 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video-on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website give viewers access to NHK WORLD TV anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit https://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld

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