NHK will close Portuguese shortwave broadcasts to South America. The Japanese public radio and television station said that the end of broadcasting will take place on March 27.
In a statement, NHK said the measure is due to the “closure of the relay station in the United States” of America (USA) and, for this reason, the content will only be available on the website or app. “You will also be able to listen by podcast or see the latest news and other information on Facebook,” the broadcaster adds.
However, there are more changes: “In Japan, the news in Portuguese will continue to be broadcast by NHK Radio 2, from 6pm to 6.10pm during weekdays. However, there will no longer be broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays after March 28.”
NHK World-Japan is NHK’s international radio and television service. It broadcasts regularly in seventeen languages via television, radio and the internet. The Portuguese service has sixteen professionals. In Portugal, the channel NHK World-Japan, in English, is available through the telcos MEO, NOS and Vodafone.