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1.Television

There are two NHK channels (General and Educational) and four commercial channels available for viewing in Oshu. Broadcast fees for NHK must be paid (\2,450 / 2 months).


・NHK's toll free number is 0120-151515.

In addition, if you buy a separate antenna and tuner, you can also watch BS (Broadcast Satellite) television. Some apartments already have BS antennas installed.


Cable television is also available in some areas.  Cable television is available for an additional fee.


・Mizusawa Television

TEL: 0120-16-3238
http://www.catv-mic.ne.jp (Japanese only)


・Esashi Wai-wai Television

TEL: 0197-31-2288
http://www.waiwai-net.ne.jp/(Japanese only)


2.Radio

The following AM / FM radio stations can be heard in Oshu.


・NHK Dai-ichi (AM 531KHz)
・NHK Dai-ni (AM 1386KHz)
・IBC (AM 684KHz)

・NHK FM (FM 531MHz)
・FM Iwate (FM 531MHz)
・Oshu FM (FM 531MHz)

Oshu FM is broadcast exclusively in Oshu. “Multilingual Communication and Information” is broadcast during the afternoon each weekday on Oshu FM. Helpful information is broadcast in various languages.
Mondays: Simple Japanese; Tuesdays: Chinese; Wednesdays: English; Thursdays: Korean; Fridays: Tagalog