April 29, 2018

the program `Visit Okayama` still can be heard

Okayama Prefecture is located west part of Japan, the capital is Okayama city, borders Hyogo, Tottori and Hiroshima Prefectures.

It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku island, across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.

Okayama pref is home to the historic town of Kurashiki.

Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama.

 

Okayama_2

 

(The official page of Okayama pref.)

http://www.pref.okayama.jp/page/298932.html

(Okayama pref. on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okayama_Prefecture

(The official page of Okayama city)

http://www.city.okayama.jp/english/index.html

(Okayama city on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okayama

(The official page of Kurashiki city)

http://www.city.kurashiki.okayama.jp/32073.htm

(Kurashiki city on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurashiki

 

The RSK radio is the only private AM (Wide FM) radio (and TV) broadcasting company in this pref, the official name is ‘Sanyo Broadcasting Co., Ltd.’.

The abbreviation, RSK originates in the former name in Japanese (Radio Sanyo Kabushikigaisha)

Their main transmitting site is located in Okayama city, the call-sign is JOYR, the frequency is 1494kHz. (10kW), also on 91.4MHz for the complementary / supplementary FM.

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

From April 2017 to March 2018, they had radio programs in English to introduce sightseeing areas around the pref., named `Visit Okayama`.

They hoped this weekly snapshot would give visitors and locals a new look at our beautiful prefecture, along with its food, culture and history.

You can hear all the programs (50 times) on their site.

http://www.rsk.co.jp/radio/visioka/

 

February 11, 2018

The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of Feb 11 2018

As I wrote, complementary (supplementary) FM services (including ‘Wide FM’) have been started one after another, among 48 commercial (private) MW stations in Japan.

I'd like to describe the latest situation in this time, as this is the only English description, I think.

(the complementary / supplementary FM - explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

The following list is the 48 stations sorted by region. (except repeater or relay stations)

 

Hokkaido 2 stations

 

 Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Hokkaido hoso-HBC radio (JOHR) 91.5MHz (in-service), their traditional MW service is on 1287kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-1.html

 

Sapporo TV hoso-STV radio (JOWF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1440kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-2.html

 

Tohokunorth-east part of Japan, 6 stations

 

 Aomori City, Aomori Pref

Aomori hoso -RAB radio (JOGR) 91.7MHz (in-service), MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

 

 Akita City, Akita Pref

Akita hoso-ABS radio (JOTR) 90.1MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Morioka City, Iwate Pref

Iwate hoso-IBC radio (JODF) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 684kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2018/02/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Sendai City, Miyagi Pref

Tohoku hoso-TBC radio (JOIR) 93.5MHz (in-service) MW is 1260kHz (20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-3.html

 

 Yamagata City, Yamagata Pref.

Yamagata hoso-YBC radio (JOEF) 92.4MHz (in preparation) MW is 918kHz (5kW)

 

 Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref

rfc radio Fukushima (JOWR) 90.8MHz, (in-service), MW is 1098kHz (JOWO / 5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-2.html

 

Kantonear Tokyo with Yamanashi, 7 stations

 

 Mito City, Ibaraki Pref.

Ibaraki hoso-IBS radio (JOYF) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref.

Tochigi hoso-CRT radio (JOXF) 94.1MHz (in-service), MW is 1530kHz (5kW)

 

 Tokyo metropolitan area

TBS Radio (JOKR) 90.5MHz (in-service) MW is 954kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificatio.html

 

Bunka hoso (JOQR) 91.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1134kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/the-verificatio.html

 

Nippon hoso (JOLF) 93.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1242kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-1.html

 

Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.

RF Radio Nippon (JORF) under consideration, MW is 1422kHz (50kW)

 

 Kofu City, Yamanashi Pref.

Yamanashi hoso-YBS radio (JOJF) 90.9MHz (in-service), MW is 765kHz (5kW)

 

 Hokuriku and Shinetsua central part of Japan, 5 stations

 

 Niigata City, Niigata Pref.

Niigata hoso-BSN radio (JODR) 92.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/the-verificatio.html

 

 Nagano City, Nagano Pref.

Shinetsu hoso-SBC radio (JOSR) 92.2MHz (in preparation), MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

 

 Toyama City, Toyama Pref.

Kitanihon hoso-KNB radio (JOLR) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 738kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-4.html

 

 Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

Hokuriku hoso-MRO radio (JOMR) 94.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz (5kW)

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificatio.html

 

 Fukui City, Fukui Pref.

Fukui hoso-FBC radio (JOPR) 94.6MHz, (in-service), MW is 864kHz (5kW)

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-1.html

 

 

Tokaia central part of Japan's Pacific Ocean side, 4 stations

 

 Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.

Shizuoka hoso-SBS radio (JOVR) 93.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1404kHz (10kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/the-verificatio.html

 

 Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

Chubu nihon hoso-CBC radio (JOAR) 93.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1053kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-6.html

 

Tokai radio (JOSF) 92.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1332kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-5.html

 

 Gifu City, Gifu Pref

Gifu Chan-GBS (JOZF) 90.4MHz (in preparation), MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

 

Kinki Kansai area (near Osaka), 6 stations

 

 Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.

Kyoto hoso-KBS Kyoto radio (JOBR) 94.9MHz (in preparation), MW is 1143kHz(20kW)

 

 Osaka City, Osaka Pref.

Mainichi hoso-MBS radio (JOOR) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1179kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-2.html

 

Asahi hoso-ABC radio (JONR) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1008kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-3.html

 

Radio Osaka-OBC radio (JOUF) 91.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1314kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.

Radio Kansai-CRK (JOCR) 91.1MHz (in preparation) MW is 558kHz (20kW)

 

 Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref.

Wakayama hoso- WBS (JOVF) 94.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/05/the-verificatio.html

 

 

Chugoku】 4 stations

 

 Okayama City, Okayama Pref.

Sanyo hoso-RSK radio (JOYR) 91.4MHz (in preparation), MW is 1494kHz (10kW)

 

 Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Pref.

Chugoku hoso-RCC radio (JOER) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1350kHz (20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-2.html

 

 Syunan City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Yamaguchi hoso-KRY radio (JOPF) 92.3MHz (in-service) MW is 765kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Yonago City, Tottori Pref.

Sanin hoso-BSS radio (JOHF) 92.2MHz (in-service), MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

 

Shikoku 4 stations

 

 Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Nishi nihon hoso-RNC radio (JOKF), under consideration, MW is 1449kHz (5kW)

 

Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.

Shikoku hoso-JRT radio (JOJR) 93.0MHz (in preparation), MW is 1269kHz (5kW)

 

 Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref.

Nankai hoso-RNB radio (JOAF) 91.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificatio.html

 

Kochi City, Kochi Pref.

Kochi hoso-RKC radio (JOZR) under consideration, MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

Kyushu 8 stations

 

 Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.

RKB mainichi hoso-RKB radio (JOFR) 91.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1278kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificatio.html

 

Kyushu asahi hoso-KBC radio (JOIF) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1413kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificatio.html

 

 Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Pref.

Nagasaki hoso- NBC radio (JOUR) 92.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-4.html

 

 Saga City, Saga Pref.

NBC radio Saga (JOUO) 93.5MHz, (in-service), MW is 1458kHz (1kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Pref.

Kumamoto hoso-RKK radio (JOBF) 91.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (10kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-3.html

 

 Oita City, Oita Pref.

Oita hoso-OBS radio (JOGF) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2018/02/the-verificatio.html

 

 Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Pref.

Miyazaki hoso-MRT Radio (JONF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-2.html

 

 Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Pref.

Minami nihon hoso-MBC radio (JOCF) 92.8MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz(20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificatio.html

 

Okinawabetween Kyushu and Taiwan, 2 stations

 

 Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

Radio Okinawa ROK (JOXR) 93.1MHz (in-service) , MW is 864kHz (10kW)

 

Ryukyu hoso-RBCi radio (JORR) 92.1MHz (in-service), MW is 738kHz (10kW)

 

 

the front panel of an ICF-EX5mk2 (by SONY)

you can see the analog channel tuning system, indicates Japanese MW stations sorted by region.

They're (from top to bottom), Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku and Shinetsu, Kanto, Tokai, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa.

Icfex5_1

 

February 10, 2018

The verification card from the OBS Radio (Oita City, Japan)

Oita Prefecture is located in the northeast of Kyushu island (the most west island of Japan), borders Ehime pref., with the Hoyo Strait and the Bungo Channel in between, on the east and Yamaguchi pref. across the Sea of Suo on the earth.

The capital is Oita City.

 

Oita

 

The vast volcanic area that occupies a greater portion of the prefectural territory boasts the abundance of hot springs.

There you can take a tour of eight boiling headsprings called `hell` on the top of that, many hot springs are available.

Such as the spa of `Beppu-onsen` boasting the largest output of hot spring water and the `Yufuin-onsen`.

Hot Spring known for music and film festivals held in summer, which are visited by many tourists from all over the country.

 

The `Kunisaki` peninsula, whose cape makes out to the `Seto Naikai` (the Inland Sea of Japan) between the Sea of Suo and the Sea of Iyo, is known for many Buddhist monuments that tell you of the prosperity that the Buddhist culture had enjoyed there in old times.

These monuments, such as the Kumano-Magaibutsu (Buddhist statues sculptured on the rock face), the Fukiji Temple, the Maki-odo Temple, and the Usuki Sekibutsu-gun in Usuki City, southern Oita.

 

a part of Beppu City (from Wiki)

Beppu

 

a part of Yufu City (Yufuin onsen)

Yufuin

 

 

(Oita pref. on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ōita_Prefecture

 

(Warm Welcome from OITA by NHK World site)

In this month, when much of Japan is shivering, NHK WORLD sets its sights on the country's hot spot for hot springs.

Come along and feel the warmth of the environment and the people who live there.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/oita/

 

(Oita pref`s official sightseeing information site)

http://en.visit-oita.jp/

 

(Oita City Tourist Association)

https://www.oishiimati-oita.jp/en/

 

(Oita and Beppu City Guide)

https://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/oita-city-guide

 

OBS (Oita Broadcasting System, Inc.) is the most major broadcasting company based in Oita City.

Their main radio transmitter (in Oita City) is on 1098 kHz (JOGF / 5 kW).

Also they run the following five MW relays / repeaters (All stations have no own call sign);

Yufuin 1098 kHz 100W,

Saiki 1269 kHz 100W,

Nakatsu 1557 kHz 100W,

Hita 1557 kHz 100W,

Taketa 1557 kHz 100W.

Their complementary / supplementary FM services is from Oita City on 93.3MHz (5kW), as no repeater / relay.

 

the card

Obs

February 08, 2018

The verification card from IBC radio (Morioka City, Iwate, Japan)

Iwate prefecture is located in the northeastern part of Japan, an oval-shaped prefecture, about 122 km east-west and 189 km north-south.

With an area of 15,378-km², Iwate is the second largest prefecture in Japan after Hokkaido. Morioka, the prefectural capital, is located at 39˚ 42' N and 141˚ 09' E.

 

Iwate

 

Noodles in Morioka City

Morioka city is known as `noodle city` and they have 3 kinds of noodle dishes as their local food; “Wanko Soba”, “Morioka Reimen” and “Morioka Jaja-men”.

If you are a noodle lover, (I am!) can’t leave Iwate without trying all three!

 

1. Wanko Soba (`Soba` means a Japanese style noodle)

The servers keep serving you bite-sized cups of noodles until you close the lid of your cup. This is a famous all-you-can-eat noodle known all over Japan as a local food of Iwate.

Challenge how many cups you can eat!

If you eat over 100 cups, you can get a present to prove that you’ve eaten 100 cups.

Once there was a person who ate 500 (!) cups at Azumaya, a Wanko Soba restaurant in Morioka.

 

2. Morioka Rei-men

It`s a cold noodle originally imported from Korea.

As the origin, someone brought back Reimen from a Korean restaurant in Tokyo in 1950’s. From then, it became established in Morioka and now loved by locals.

 

(Morioka-reimen on Wiki)

Reimen

 

3. Morioka Jaja-men

It is said that Jajamen started selling at a food stroll in Morioka city when it was brought from Manchuria after the World War II.

The noodles of Jajamen are similar to udon. (Udon is one of Japanese style noodles)

The udon-like noodles are served with special meat-miso sauce, cucumber, and green onion. After eating the noodles, you can enjoy “Chi-Tan-Tan”, a soup with the meat-miso sauce, the hot water in which the noodles were boiled, and beaten egg made in the bowl you have just finished.

 

(Morioka Jajamen on Wiki)

Jajamen

 

I went to Morioka last year and posted the article about FM stations could be heard.

(FM in June 2017, in Morioka City, Iwate, Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/fm-in-june-2017.html

 

  

 

(Iwate pref. on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwate_Prefecture

 

(A Trip to Iwate, Iwate pref. tourism portal site)

http://www.japan-iwate.info/

 

(Iwate international association)

http://www.iwate-ia.or.jp/?p=3-6-sightseeing_iwate&l=en

 

 

The IBC radio, (Iwate Broadcasting Company)

Two regional commercial radio stations are available in Iwate, as the IBC (Iwate  Broadcasting Company / MW / JODF / 684kHz / 5kW ) and the FM Iwate.

IBC have seven relays/repeaters on MW, their complementary / supplementary FM service is on 90.6MHz (Morioka main) and five relays / repeaters.

 

(the explanations c/s FM on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

As for MW relays / repeaters are as follows;

Ofunato 684kHz – 1kW

Kuji 684kHz – 100W

Iwaizumi 684kHz – 100W

Maesawa (JODL) 1062kHz – 100W

Kamishi  (JODM) 1062kHz – 100W

Tanohata 1062kHz – 100W

Miyako (JODN) 1557kHz – 100W

 

FM relays / repeaters;

Yamada 76.7MHz – 10W

Iwaizumi-Omoto 80.3MHz – 20W

Ninohe  80.5MHz – 100W

Ozuchi  80.5MHz – 20W

Ichinoseki 85.5MHz – 10W

 

  the card

Ibccard

December 21, 2017

The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of Dec 21 2017

As I wrote, complementary (supplementary) FM services (including ‘Wide FM’) have been started one after another, among 48 commercial (private) MW stations in Japan.

I'd like to describe the latest situation in this time, as this is the only English description, I think.

(the complementary / supplementary FM - explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

The following list is the 48 stations sorted by region. (except repeater or relay stations)

 

Hokkaido 2 stations

 

 Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Hokkaido hoso-HBC radio (JOHR) 91.5MHz (in-service), their traditional MW service is on 1287kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-1.html

 

Sapporo TV hoso-STV radio (JOWF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1440kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-2.html

 

Tohokunorth-east part of Japan, 6 stations

 

 Aomori City, Aomori Pref

Aomori hoso -RAB radio (JOGR) 91.7MHz (in-service), MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

 

 Akita City, Akita Pref

Akita hoso-ABS radio (JOTR) 90.1MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Morioka City, Iwate Pref

Iwate hoso-IBC radio (JODF) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 684kHz (5kW)

 

 Sendai City, Miyagi Pref

Tohoku hoso-TBC radio (JOIR) 93.5MHz (in-service) MW is 1260kHz (20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-3.html

 

 Yamagata City, Yamagata Pref.

Yamagata hoso-YBC radio (JOEF), under consideration, MW is 918kHz (5kW)

 

 Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref

rfc radio Fukushima (JOWR) 90.8MHz, (in-service), MW is 1098kHz (JOWO / 5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-2.html

 

Kantonear Tokyo with Yamanashi, 7 stations

 

 Mito City, Ibaraki Pref.

Ibaraki hoso-IBS radio (JOYF) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref.

Tochigi hoso-CRT radio (JOXF) 94.1MHz (test transmission), MW is 1530kHz (5kW)

 

 Tokyo metropolitan area

TBS Radio (JOKR) 90.5MHz (in-service) MW is 954kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificatio.html

 

Bunka hoso (JOQR) 91.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1134kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/the-verificatio.html

 

Nippon hoso (JOLF) 93.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1242kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-1.html

 

Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.

RF Radio Nippon (JORF) under consideration, MW is 1422kHz (50kW)

 

 Kofu City, Yamanashi Pref.

Yamanashi hoso-YBS radio (JOJF) 90.9MHz (in-service), MW is 765kHz (5kW)

 

 Hokuriku and Shinetsua central part of Japan, 5 stations

 

 Niigata City, Niigata Pref.

Niigata hoso-BSN radio (JODR) 92.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/the-verificatio.html

 

 Nagano City, Nagano Pref.

Shinetsu hoso-SBC radio (JOSR) 92.2MHz (planned in Mar. 2018), MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

 

 Toyama City, Toyama Pref.

Kitanihon hoso-KNB radio (JOLR) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 738kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-4.html

 

 Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

Hokuriku hoso-MRO radio (JOMR) 94.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz (5kW)

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificatio.html

 

 Fukui City, Fukui Pref.

Fukui hoso-FBC radio (JOPR) 94.6MHz, (in-service), MW is 864kHz (5kW)

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-1.html

 

 

Tokaia central part of Japan's Pacific Ocean side, 4 stations

 

 Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.

Shizuoka hoso-SBS radio (JOVR) 93.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1404kHz (10kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/the-verificatio.html

 

 Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

Chubu nihon hoso-CBC radio (JOAR) 93.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1053kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-6.html

 

Tokai radio (JOSF) 92.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1332kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-5.html

 

 Gifu City, Gifu Pref

Gifu Chan-GBS (JOZF) 90.4Mhz (in preparation), MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

 

Kinki Kansai area (near Osaka), 6 stations

 

 Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.

Kyoto hoso-KBS Kyoto radio (JOBR) 94.9MHz (in preparation), MW is 1143kHz(20kW)

 

 Osaka City, Osaka Pref.

Mainichi hoso-MBS radio (JOOR) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1179kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-2.html

 

Asahi hoso-ABC radio (JONR) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1008kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-3.html

 

Radio Osaka-OBC radio (JOUF) 91.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1314kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.

Radio Kansai-CRK (JOCR), under consideration, MW is 558kHz (20kW)

 

 Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref.

Wakayama hoso- WBS (JOVF) 94.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/05/the-verificatio.html

 

 

Chugoku】 4 stations

 

 Okayama City, Okayama Pref.

Sanyo hoso-RSK radio (JOYR) 91.4MHz (in preparation), MW is 1494kHz (10kW)

 

 Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Pref.

Chugoku hoso-RCC radio (JOER) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1350kHz (20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-2.html

 

 Syunan City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Yamaguchi hoso-KRY radio (JOPF) 92.3MHz (in-service) MW is 765kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Yonago City, Tottori Pref.

Sanin hoso-BSS radio (JOHF) 92.2MHz (in-service), MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

 

Shikoku 4 stations

 

 Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Nishi nihon hoso-RNC radio (JOKF), under consideration, MW is 1449kHz (5kW)

 

Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.

Shikoku hoso-JRT radio (JOJR), under consideration, MW is 1269kHz (5kW)

 

 Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref.

Nankai hoso-RNB radio (JOAF) 91.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificatio.html

 

Kochi City, Kochi Pref.

Kochi hoso-RKC radio (JOZR) under consideration, MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

Kyushu 8 stations

 

 Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.

RKB mainichi hoso-RKB radio (JOFR) 91.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1278kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificatio.html

 

Kyushu asahi hoso-KBC radio (JOIF) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1413kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificatio.html

 

 Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Pref.

Nagasaki hoso- NBC radio (JOUR) 92.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-4.html

 

 Saga City, Saga Pref.

NBC radio Saga (JOUO) 93.5MHz, (in-service), MW is 1458kHz (1kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-1.html

 

 Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Pref.

Kumamoto hoso-RKK radio (JOBF) 91.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (10kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-3.html

 

 Oita City, Oita Pref.

Oita hoso-OBS radio (JOGF) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

 

 Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Pref.

Miyazaki hoso-MRT Radio (JONF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-2.html

 

 Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Pref.

Minami nihon hoso-MBC radio (JOCF) 92.8MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz(20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificatio.html

 

Okinawabetween Kyushu and Taiwan, 2 stations

 

 Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

Radio Okinawa ROK (JOXR) 93.1MHz (in-service) , MW is 864kHz (10kW)

 

Ryukyu hoso-RBCi radio (JORR) 92.1MHz (in-service), MW is 738kHz (10kW)

 

the front panel of an ICF-EX5mk2 (by SONY)

you can see the analog channel tuning system, indicates Japanese MW stations sorted by region.

 

They're (from top to bottom), Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku and Shinetsu, Kanto, Tokai, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa.

 

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December 15, 2017

The remarkable multilingual FM station in Osaka, ‘FM Cocolo’

The ‘FM Cocolo’ is a multilingual FM radio station in Japan, owned and operated by FM 802 Co., Ltd.

The word‘Cocolo’ means ‘heart’ in Japanese.

 

They broadcast on 76.5 MHz (10kW) to the ‘Kansai’ (near Osaka) area, which includes Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama prefectures.

Right now, no repeater or relay is available.

This station is part of the Megalopolis Radio Network (MegaNet), linking Japan's international FM radio stations.

They’re the InterFM897 (in Tokyo), the Radio Neo (in Nagoya, Aichi) , the LoveFM (in Fukuoka) and them, covering more than 65% of Japan's population. 

 

the verification card from them

Cocolo_veri

 

Cocolo_veri_back

 

Osaka and Kyoto are popular destinations for foreign tourists.

If Tokyo is Japan's capital, one might call Osaka its anti-capital.

Whatever you call it, though, there are many opportunities for you to discover its true character.

Veiled much with a commercial-centric city touch, you may as well start from picking up the lively intonation of Osaka dialect, heard from the people as you ride on the escalators standing on the right, instead of the left in Tokyo (It’s amazing!); then discovering the contrast of popular food to eastern Japan, as you look for places to lunch.

【The Osaka related posts on this blog

(FM in April 2017 in Osaka, Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/fm-in-april-201.html

 

(the verification card from ABC radio, Osaka Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-3.html

 

(the verification card from MBS radio, Osaka Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-2.html

 

(the verification card from OBC radio, Osaka Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-1.html

 

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as its most beautiful city.

However, visitors may be surprised by how much work they will have to do to see Kyoto's beautiful side.

Most first impressions of the city will be of the urban sprawl of central Kyoto, around the ultra-modern glass-and-steel train station, which is itself an example of a city steeped in tradition colliding with the modern world.

Nonetheless, the persistent visitor will soon discover Kyoto's hidden beauty in the temples and parks which ring the city center, and find that the city has much more to offer than immediately meets the eye.

 

A staff of FM Cocolo gently permitted me to introduce their Web site precisely.

So I'd like to describe the links of their foreign services by podcast.

Their Podcast main page

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_list.php

 

They have two local information programs, Kobe City and Kyoto City.

Kyoto City information (in English and Chinese)

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C702

Kobe City information (in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese)

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C704

 

The list of their podcast services in Asian languages, is as follows;

whew! no less than seven languages are active, as Sinhalese, Tagalog, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Malay and Hindi!

1. ‘LANKA RASANGA’ in Sinhalese

‘From Overseas -Sri Lanka’  by Sirinanda- Sandya- Maxie

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C021

 

2. ‘TINIG PINOY’ in Tagalog.

’From Overseas Philippine’ by Cindy Mina

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C022

 

3. ‘RAK MUANG THAI’ in Thai.

‘From Overseas Thailand’ by Kanita Matsuo.

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C023

 

4. BINCANG INDONESIA in Indonesian.

‘From Overseas Indonesia’ by Anung.

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C024

‘Tip dan Trik’

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C102

 

5. ‘TIE'NG NOI QUEHU'O'NG’ in Vietnamese.

‘From Overseas Vietnam’ by Mylan – Huy.

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C025

 

6. ‘SALAM MESRA DARI MALAYSIA’ in Malay.

‘From Overseas Malaysia’ by Rahman.

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C026

 

7. ‘BHARAT KI DHARKAN’ in Hindi.

‘From overseas India’ by Sunny

https://cocolo.jp/pages/podcast_channel.php?ch=C027

 

the cover of their timetable

Cocolo_pgm

July 05, 2017

The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of July 5 2017

As I wrote, complementary (supplementary) FM services (including ‘Wide FM’) have been started one after another, among 48 commercial (private) MW stations in Japan.

I'd like to describe the latest situation in this time, as this is the only English description, I think.

(the complementary / supplementary FM - explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

The following list is the 48 stations sorted by region. (except repeater or relay stations)

 

Hokkaido 2 stations

 

  Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Hokkaido hoso-HBC radio (JOHR) 91.5MHz (in-service), their traditional MW service is on 1287kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-1.html

 

Sapporo TV hoso-STV radio (JOWF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1440kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-2.html

 

Tohokunorth-east part of Japan, 6 stations

 

   Aomori City, Aomori Pref

Aomori hoso -RAB radio (JOGR) 91.7MHz , from Autumn 2017, MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

 

    Akita City, Akita Pref

Akita hoso-ABS radio (JOTR) 90.1MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/the-verificat-1.html

 

  Morioka City, Iwate Pref

Iwate hoso-IBC radio (JODF) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 684kHz (5kW)

 

  Sendai City, Miyagi Pref

Tohoku hoso-TBC radio (JOIR) 93.5MHz (in-service) MW is 1260kHz (20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-3.html

 

   Yamagata City, Yamagata Pref.

Yamagata hoso-YBC radio (JOEF), under consideration, MW is 918kHz (5kW)

 

  Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref

rfc radio Fukushima (JOWR) 90.8MHz, (in-service), MW is 1098kHz (JOWO / 5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-2.html

 

Kantonear Tokyo with Yamanashi, 7 stations

 

   Mito City, Ibaraki Pref.

Ibaraki hoso-IBS radio (JOYF) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificat-1.html

 

  Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref.

Tochigi hoso-CRT radio (JOXF), in preparation, MW is 1530kHz (5kW)

 

  Tokyo metropolitan area

TBS Radio (JOKR) 90.5MHz (in-service) MW is 954kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificatio.html

 

Bunka hoso (JOQR) 91.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1134kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/the-verificatio.html

 

Nippon hoso (JOLF) 93.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1242kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-1.html

 

Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.

RF Radio Nippon (JORF) under consideration, MW is 1422kHz (50kW)

 

  Kofu City, Yamanashi Pref.

Yamanashi hoso-YBS radio (JOJF), in preparation, MW is 765kHz (5kW)

 

 Hokuriku and Shinetsua central part of Japan, 5 stations

 

  Niigata City, Niigata Pref.

Niigata hoso-BSN radio (JODR) 92.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/the-verificatio.html

 

  Nagano City, Nagano Pref.

Shinetsu hoso-SBC radio (JOSR), in preparation, MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

 

  Toyama City, Toyama Pref.

Kitanihon hoso-KNB radio (JOLR) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 738kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-4.html

 

   Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

Hokuriku hoso-MRO radio (JOMR) 94.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz (5kW)

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificatio.html

 

  Fukui City, Fukui Pref.

Fukui hoso-FBC radio (JOPR) 94.6MHz, (in-service), MW is 864kHz (5kW)

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-1.html

 

 

Tokaia central part of Japan's Pacific Ocean side, 4 stations

 

  Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.

Shizuoka hoso-SBS radio (JOVR) 93.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1404kHz (10kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/the-verificatio.html

 

  Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

Chubu nihon hoso-CBC radio (JOAR) 93.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1053kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-6.html

 

Tokai radio (JOSF) 92.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1332kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-5.html

 

  Gifu City, Gifu Pref

Gifu Chan-GBS (JOZF), in preparation, MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

 

Kinki Kansai area (near Osaka), 6 stations

 

  Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.

Kyoto hoso-KBS Kyoto radio (JOBR), in preparation, MW is 1143kHz(20kW)

 

  Osaka City, Osaka Pref.

Mainichi hoso-MBS radio (JOOR) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1179kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-2.html

 

Asahi hoso-ABC radio (JONR) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1008kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-3.html

 

Radio Osaka-OBC radio (JOUF) 91.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1314kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-1.html

 

  Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.

Radio Kansai-CRK (JOCR), under consideration, MW is 558kHz (20kW)

 

  Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref.

Wakayama hoso- WBS (JOVF) 94.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/05/the-verificatio.html

 

 

Chugoku】 4 stations

 

   Okayama City, Okayama Pref.

Sanyo hoso-RSK radio (JOYR), in preparation, MW is 1494kHz (10kW)

 

  Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Pref.

Chugoku hoso-RCC radio (JOER) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1350kHz (20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-2.html

 

  Syunan City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Yamaguchi hoso-KRY radio (JOPF) 92.3MHz (in-service) MW is 765kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificat-1.html

 

   Yonago City, Tottori Pref.

Sanin hoso-BSS radio (JOHF) 92.2MHz (in-service), MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

 

Shikoku 4 stations

 

  Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Nishi nihon hoso-RNC radio (JOKF), under consideration, MW is 1449kHz (5kW)

 

Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.

Shikoku hoso-JRT radio (JOJR), under consideration, MW is 1269kHz (5kW)

 

  Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref.

Nankai hoso-RNB radio (JOAF) 91.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificatio.html

 

Kochi City, Kochi Pref.

Kochi hoso-RKC radio (JOZR) under consideration, MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

Kyushu 8 stations

 

  Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.

RKB mainichi hoso-RKB radio (JOFR) 91.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1278kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificatio.html

 

Kyushu asahi hoso-KBC radio (JOIF) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1413kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificatio.html

 

  Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Pref.

Nagasaki hoso- NBC radio (JOUR) 92.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-4.html

 

  Saga City, Saga Pref.

NBC radio Saga (JOUO) 93.5MHz, (in-service), MW is 1458kHz (1kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-1.html

 

  Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Pref.

Kumamoto hoso-RKK radio (JOBF) 91.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (10kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/the-verificat-3.html

 

  Oita City, Oita Pref.

Oita hoso-OBS radio (JOGF) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

 

  Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Pref.

Miyazaki hoso-MRT Radio (JONF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-2.html

 

  Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Pref.

Minami nihon hoso-MBC radio (JOCF) 92.8MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz(20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificatio.html

 

Okinawabetween Kyushu and Taiwan, 2 stations

 

  Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

Radio Okinawa ROK (JOXR), in preparation , MW is 864kHz (10kW)

 

Ryukyu hoso-RBCi radio (JORR), in preparation, MW is 738kHz (10kW)

 

the front panel of an ICF-EX5mk2 (by SONY)

you can see the analog channel tuning system, indicates Japanese MW stations sorted by region.

 

They're (from top to bottom), Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku and Shinetsu, Kanto, Tokai, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa.

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July 04, 2017

The verification card from the TBC Radio (Sendai, Miyagi, Japan)

Miyagi Prefecture is in the central part of Tohoku (North-east part of Japan), facing the Pacific Ocean, and contains Tohoku's largest city, Sendai.

There are high mountains on the west and along the northeast coast, but the central plain around Sendai is fairly large.

 

Miyagi

  

(Miyagi pref. on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyagi_Prefecture

(Miyagi Touring Navi in English)

http://www.pref.miyagi.jp/site/kankou-en/

 

There’re six prefectures in Tohoku, as Miyagi, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata and Fukushima.

Tohoku related posts on this blog are as follows;

(The verification card from the rfc Radio Fukushima (Fukushima, Japan))

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificat-2.html

(The verification card from the ABS Radio (Akita, Japan))

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/the-verificat-1.html

(FM in May 2017 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/fm-in-may-201-2.html

(FM in June 2017 in Morioka, Iwate, Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/fm-in-june-2017.html

 

Sendai Tanabata Festival

‘Tanabata’ means ‘Vega’.

It’s said that the world’s most elegant festival of paper and bamboo.

It has been passed down through the generations as a traditional event that dates back to the era of Date Masamune, the first lord of Sendai Domain.

Today, the festival is known nationwide for its elegance—derived from an ancient Japanese star festival—as well as its gorgeous decorations.

Tanabata festivals are traditionally held throughout Japan on July 7, a date based on the old Chinese calendar.

However is held from August 6 to 8, based on a calendar that is one month later than the old Chinese calendar, in order to keep to the seasonality of the old festival.

During the festival, the entire city—including central Sendai and neighboring shopping districts—is filled with colorful Tanabata decorations.

The festival is visited by more than two million tourists every year.

(The official page in English)

http://www.sendaitanabata.com/en

 

from Wiki

Sendai

 

Matsu-shima islands

There are some 260 tiny islands (shima) covered in pines (matsu) and is ranked as one of the Three Views of Japan.

There are four well-known spots to view the Matsushima, known as the Magnificent View (sōkan), Beautiful View (reikan), Enchanting View (yūkan), and Grand View (ikan).

 

(Matsu-shima on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsushima

 

one of famous rocks in Matsu-shima

Matsushima

 

Mt. Zao

It’s a complex volcano on the border between Yamagata and Miyagi.

It consists of a cluster of stratovolcanoes and is the most active volcano in northern Honshu (the main island of Japan).

The central volcano of the group includes several lava domes and a tuff cone, Goshiki-dake, which contains a crater lake named Okama.

Also known as the ‘Five Color Pond’ (goshiki numa) because it changes color depending on the weather, it lies in a crater formed by a volcanic eruption in the 1720s.

The lake is 360 metres (1,200 ft) in diameter and 60 m (200 ft) deep, and is one of the main tourist attractions in the area.

One striking feature of Zao's famous ski resorts is the snow monsters (Juhyo) that appear in mid-winter.

Strong wind over the nearby lake fling water droplets which freeze against the trees and their branches, until near-horizontal icicles begin to form.

Falling snow settles on the ice formations, and the end result is a grotesque figure of a tree. The effect of a full forest of such trees gives visitors a ghostly impression. Zao is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.

 

(Mt.Zao on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Za%C5%8D

 

'Snow Monster's on Wiki

Zao

 

 

TBC Radio

Two regional commercial radio stations are available in Miyagi, as the TBC (Tohoku Broadcasting Company) Radio and Date fm.

TBC’s main MW transmitter is located in Sendai (JOIR / 1260kHz / 20kW).

Also they run the following three MW relays / repeaters;

Kesen-numa City (JOIO / 801kHz / 100W),

Narugo, Osaki City (1557kHz / 100W),

Shizu-gawa (1215kHz / 100W),

Their complementary / supplementary FM services is from Sendai on 93.5MHz (5kW), as no repeater / relay.

 

the card

Tbc

July 03, 2017

The verification card from the rfc Radio Fukushima (Fukushima, Japan)

Fukushima Prefecture located in the Tohoku (North-East part) region on the island of Honshu (the main island of Japan).

The capital is Fukushima City.

 

Fukushima

 

Fukushima is both the southern-most prefecture of Tohoku region, also close to Tokyo.

It is divided by mountain ranges into three regions called (from west to east) Aizu, Naka-dori (means ‘middle part of this pref.), and Hama-dori (means ‘sea side’).

The Hama-dori region lies on the Pacific Ocean and is the flattest and most temperate region, while the Naka-dori region is the agricultural heart of the prefecture and contains the capital, Fukushima City, and the most populated city named Koriyama.

The mountainous Aizu region has scenic lakes, lush forests, and snowy winters.

As of 2012, 13% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks.

  

(Fukushima pref on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Prefecture

(Fukushima prefectural government in English)

http://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/

(Travel Information of Fukushima- TIF in English)

http://www.tif.ne.jp/lang/en/

 

Spa Resort Hawaiians

‘Iwaki Yumoto onsen’ is the source spring for Spa Resort Hawaiians, and together with Dogo and Arima hot springs, has a long history as one of the three major Japanese hot springs.

You can enjoy five kinds of spa theme park fed with 3 tons natural hot spring water per minute, such as the Water Park, Spring Park, Spa Garden PAREO, Vir Port, and the largest open-air bath in the world, Edo Jowa Yoichi.

This also features daily Polynesian shows that present dances from the south pacific.

(Their website in English)

http://www.hawaiians.co.jp/english/

(Spa Resort Hawaiians on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa_Resort_Hawaiians

 

a part of the resort named 'Water Park' on Wiki

Spa

 

 Ouchi-juku

Ouchi-juku is a small isolated village nestled in the mountains of southwestern this prefecture.

This village was one of the post towns established under the post station system during the Edo Period. Its well-preserved streets prompted its designation as an Important Preservation District for a Group of Historic Buildings in 1981.

The road that used to run through this village was called the Shimotsuke Kaido Route or the Aizu Nishi Kaido Route, and was an important road connecting Aizu-wakamatsu and Imaichi, a post town on the Nikko Kaido Route in Tochigi Prefecture.

This road was frequented by many travelers as well as by the processions of feudal lords who had to travel to and from Edo periodically.

(Ouchi-juku on the TIF)

http://www.tif.ne.jp/lang/en/sightseeing/detail.php?id=17&category=2

(on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Cuchi-juku

 

a typical house in Ouchi-juku on Wiki 

Ouchi

 

The Soma Noma Oi – a festival

This traditional culture entertainment by horse has been performed in America and Britain before.

Soma Nomaoi originated in the old days, some one thousand odd years ago.

Horses were trained in the field for military training and the chased horses were dedicated to a shrine as gods.

People can enjoy heroic and gorgeous warring states period through solemn Kickoff rally, equestrian warriors’ marching with dignity, armor horse racing like a gale, God flag competition exactly like a battle, and Nomakake, the event conveying the scene of Nomaoi ancient time.

Except during the period of the festival, visitors can know about the history and the transition of Soma Nomaoi at diorama at ‘Minami-soma City Museum’.

(The official web site in English)

http://soma-nomaoi.jp/en/top-page/

 

from Wiki 

Soma

 

rfc Radio Fukushima

Two regional commercial radio stations are available in Fukushima, as the rfc Radio Fukushima and FM Fukushima.

Their main MW transmitter located in Koriyama City (JOWO / 1098kHz / 5kW).

Rfc have the following four relays/repeaters on MW;

Fukushima City (JOWR / 1458kHz / 1kW),

Aizu-wakamatsu City (JOWE / 1395kHz / 1kW),

Iwaki City (JOWW / 1431kHz / 1kW),

Hara-no-machi – Minami Soma City (JOFL / 801kHz / 100W)

Their complementary / supplementary FM services are as follows;

Fukushima City (90.8MHz / 500W),

Koriyama City (90.8MHz / 500W) same power and frequency as Fukushima,

Higashi-kanayama (77.8MHz / 20W),

Nishi-kanayama (79.3MHz / 20W)

 

(the explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

(Introducing past their verification cards on rfc’s site / only in Japanese)

http://www.rfc.jp/company/veri_card.html

 

the card

Rfc

 

July 02, 2017

The verification card from the FBC Radio (Fukui, Japan)

Fukui prefecture faces the Sea of Japan, and has a western part formerly Wakasa (and Echizen) which is a narrow plain between the mountains and the sea, and a larger eastern part (formerly Echizen) with wider plains including the capital and most of the population.

The province lays within Japan's ‘Snow country’.

As of 2008, 15% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks.

There are three prefs in Hokuriku as Toyama, Ishikawa (the capital is Kanazawa City) and Fukui.

 

Fukui_pref

 

 

(Fukui pref. on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukui_Prefecture

(The English page of Fukui Prefectural Government)

http://www.pref.fukui.jp/english/

(Fukui tourism guide in English)

http://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/

 

The Hokuriku related posts on my blog are as follows;

(The verification card from the MRO radio - Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/07/the-verificatio.html

(FM in June 2017 in Fukui City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/fm-in-june-20-1.html

(The verification card from KNB radio, Toyama City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-4.html

(Now in near Kanazawa City, Ishikawa)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/05/now-in-near-kan.html

 

Echizen gani (crabs)

The word ‘gani’ or ‘kani’ means ‘Crabs’ in Japanese.

In winter, as it gets colder, fish and shellfish in the Japan Sea put on fat and taste even more delicious.

Among them, Echizen crabs, one of the indigenous products of Fukui, are called the king of delicious winter food.

Their exquisitely delicious taste has been acknowledged and loved by a lot of food connoisseurs across the country.

Echizen crabs have profound flavor you can never forget once you eat them.

(Chionoecetes opilio on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chionoecetes_opilio

 

Well-known hot springs

Awara hot spring is a representative hot spring resort in Fukui.

Each Japanese inn there takes pride in its gorgeous and highly elaborated Japanese garden and dishes served for the guests using fresh seafood from the Japan Sea.

Why don’t you dip into the hot spring water comfortably and slowly unwind from your routine fatigue?

Besides Awara, Fukui Prefecture has Mikuni hot spring, Daianji hot spring, Tsuruga tunnel hot spring, and so on.

(Hot springs on Fukui Tourism Guide)

http://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/feature/feature-onsen.php

 

FBS Radio

Two regional commercial radio stations are available in Fukui, as the FBS (Fukui Broadcasting System / MW / JOPR / 864kHz / 5kW ) and the FM Fukui.

FBS have two relays/repeaters on MW, their complementary / supplementary FM service is on 94.6MHz.

(the explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

FM Fukui is headquartered in Fukui City and their main frequency is 76.1MHz (JOLU-FM / 1kW), six relays/repeaters.

 

The card

Fbc

 

a cover and back of their timetable

Fbc_2

 

Fbc_3

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