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-IBS 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.

Icfex5_1

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

July 01, 2017

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

Ishikawa prefecture, the capital is Kanazawa City, is on the Sea of Japan coast.

 

The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture's chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain.

The prefecture also has some islands, including Notojima, Mitsukejima, Hegurajima.

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

 

(Ishikawa Prefecture)

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

(The Tourism Ishikawa)

http://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/english/index.html

 

Ishikawa

 

There are three prefs in Hokuriku as Toyama, Fukui and Ishikawa.

The Hokuriku related posts on my blog are as follows;

(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

 

Mt. Hakusan

This mountain park has Mt. Hakusan (or Haku) as its main peak (2,702m) which stretches over Ishikawa, Toyama, Gifu and Fukui Prefectures.

The biggest characteristic of this park is its untouched primitive atmosphere, where one can find the park containing alpine plants on the area formed by volcanic activities on top of the peak, as well as Siberia Dwarf Pine forests and Beech trees that are in the middle part of the mountains.

(Mount Haku on Wiki)

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

 

a part of Mt. Haku from Wiki 

Hakusan

 

Kenroku-en Garden

Kenroku-en located in Kanazawa, is an old private garden.

Along with Kairaku-en and Kōraku-en, Kenroku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.

The grounds are open year-round during daylight hours and famous for its beauty in all seasons.

(Kenroku-en)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenroku-en

 

A main part of this garden from Wiki

Kenrokuen

 

Kanazawa Hyaku-man-goku Festival

This festival is held in commemoration of Lord Maeda Toshiie's entry into Kanazawa castle on 14th June, 1583 which laid the foundations of the present day Kanazawa.

The main attraction of this Festival is a gorgeous and dazzling parade.

Many other traditions of Kanazawa that have been handed down for 400 years are also on display, which makes it the largest annual festival of Ishikawa.

This Festival includes events such as Kaga Yuzen Toro-Nagashi (Lantern floating ceremony), Hyakumangoku Odori-Nagashi (a dancing parade), Takigi Noh (traditional Noh performance), tea ceremonies, etc.

 

【The Hokuriku-hoso, MRO Radio】 

Two regional commercial radio stations are available in Ishikawa, as the MRO Radio (Hokuriku-Broadcasting / MW / JOMR / 1107kHz / 5kW) and the FM Ishikawa.

Five community FM stations are available.

The ‘MRO’ abbreviation is taken from the last letters of the call signs ‘JOMR’ and ‘JOMO’ of the Kanazawa and Nanao broadcasting stations, respectively.

JOMO is no longer operational.

MRO have two relays/repeaters on MW as in Wajima City (1107kHz / 100W) and in Yamanaka – Kaga City (1485kHz / 100W) , their complementary / supplementary FM service is on 94.0MHz (1kW / in Kanazawa).

(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 Ishikawa is headquartered in Kanazawa and their main frequency is 80.5MHz (JOHV-FM / 1kW), four relays/repeaters.

 

The card from MRO, designed to promote Kanazawa Hyaku-man-goku Festival. 

Mro

 

Mro_back

June 29, 2017

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

Akita Prefecture located in the Tohoku (North-East) region of northern Honshu, the main island of Japan.

The capital is Akita City.

 

Akita

 

Located in the north of Honshu, Akita faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by four other prefectures: Aomori in the north, Iwate in the east, Miyagi in the southeast, and Yamagata in the south.

This prefecture is rectangular in shape, roughly 181 km from north to south and 111 km from west to east.

The Ohu Mountains mark the eastern border of the prefecture, and the higher Dewa Mountains run parallel through the center of the prefecture.

Like much of northern Japan, the prefecture has cold winters, particularly away from the sea.

The Oga Peninsula is a prominent feature of the coastline.

 

(Akita pref. on Wiki)

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

(Akita-fan / Akita Prefecture General Information Guide)

http://www.akitafan.com/en/

 

Akita dogs

I like dogs very very much and my family keep a small dog, right now.

Originating in Japan, the ‘Akita’ is only one of six breeds of dogs that have been designated as a ‘natural monument’ of Japan.

It’s a large dog that from ancient times has been raised as hunting dogs by Matagi (hunters) or as fighting dogs because of their sturdy physique.

They are usually brown in color with white nose tips and underbelly.

Known to be obedient and loyal, they are popular as a family dog.

The Akita became famous when an Akita was presented to Helen Keller in 1937 upon her request when she visited Japan.

Another famous story, all Japanese people know, involving an Akita is the tale of ‘Chuken Hachiko,’ the dog who waited at the train station for the return of his master everyday even after he had died.

 

An Akita dog on Wiki 

Akita_dog

 

Nama-ha-ge

Namahage in traditional Japanese folklore is a demon-like being, portrayed by men wearing hefty ogre masks and traditional straw capes (mino) during a New Year's ritual of the Oga Peninsula area.

The frightfully dressed men, armed with deba knives (albeit wooden fakes or made of papier-mâché) and toting a teoke (hand pail made of wood), march in pairs or threes going door-to-door making rounds of people's homes, admonishing children who may be guilty of laziness or bad behavior, yelling phrases like ‘Are there any crybabies around?’ or ‘Are naughty kids around?’ in the pronunciation and accent of the local dialect.

 

A dancing drummer wearing a Namahage costume on Wiki

Namahage

 

The Akita Kanto festival

It’s a Japanese festival celebrated from 37 August in Akita City, in hope for a good harvest.

Around two hundred bamboo poles five to twelve meters long, bearing twenty-four or forty-six lanterns, topped with gohei, and weighing up to fifty kilograms, are carried through the streets by night on the palms, foreheads, shoulders, or lower backs of the celebrants.

It is one of the main festivals in Tohoku region, along with the Tanabata festival in Sendai (Miyagi), the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri festival, and the Hanagasa Matsuri festival in Yamagata.

The Akita Kantō festival was designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 1980.

 

A view of Kanto on Wiki

Akita_kanto

 

 The ABS (Akita Broadcasting System) radio is the only private / commercial MW broadcaster in this pref.

As for FM, one prefectural stations named 'FM Akita’ (main 82.8MHz) is available.

ABS’s main transmitter located in Akita City on 936kHz (JOTR / 5kW) and five repeaters / relays, as in Odate City on 1557kHz (JOTE / 100W), in Yokote City on 1485kHz (JOTO / 100W), in Kazuno City on 801kHz (100W), in Honjo City on 1557kHz and Higashi-naruse on 801kHz.

 

ABS also have complementary / supplementary FM service, on 90.1MHz (1kW).

(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

(The ABS on wiki)

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

 

the card

Abs

 

June 25, 2017

The verification card from the BSN radio (Niigata, Japan)

Niigata prefecture located in almost the geographical center of the Japanese archipelago, offers four distinct seasons throughout the year, in spring, summer, autumn and winter. From outdoor fun in the mountains or the sea, to delicious dishes made from season seafood or vegetables, there’s something for everyone in there.

More and more people around the country have their eye on Niigata these days, whether for its traditional fireworks festivals or its richly individualistic local cooking.

 

(FM in May 2017 in Niigata, Japan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/fm-in-may-201-1.html

This area is famous for heavy snowfall. (on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_country_(Japan)

 

a village in Niigata pref in winter (from Wiki)

Snow

 

The BSN (Broadcasting System of Niigata) radio is the only private / commercial MW broadcaster in this pref.

As for FM, two prefectural stations named 'FM Niigata'(main 77.5MHz) and ‘FM Port’ (main 79.0MHz) are available, and also 12 new style low-powered community FM stations are active.

 

(BSN on wiki)

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

 

Their main transmitter located in Niigata City (JODR) on 1116 kHz (5 kW) and seven relays / repeaters.

They’re in Koide, Uonuma City on 1026kHz (100W),

in Joetsu City (JODO) on 1530 kHz (1kW),

in Nagaoka City (JODE) on 1062 kHz (100 W),

in Toka-machi City on 1062kHz (100W),

in Kashiwa-zaki City on 1062kHz (100W),

in Shiozawa, Minami-Uonuma City on 1485kHz (100W), and

in Itoi-gawa City on 1530kHz (100W).

 

BSN have complementary / supplementary FM service, on 92.7MHz (1kW) from Mt. Yahiko near Niigata City.

 

(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

 

the card

Bsn

May 14, 2017

The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of May 14 2017

As I posted, 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)

 

  Morioka City, Iwate Pref

Iwate hoso-IBS 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)

 

   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)

 

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)

 

  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)

 

  Fukui City, Fukui Pref.

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

 

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.

Icfex5_1

May 13, 2017

The verification card from the WBS radio (Wakayama, Japan)

Wakayama Prefecture is on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region, the capital is Wakayama City.

(Wakayama prefecture)

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

(The official Wakayama travel guide in English)

https://en.visitwakayama.jp/

  

In my opinion, this prefecture is famous for its high production of mikans (Mandarin Oranges) and two world-famous historical places, the Koya-san and the Kumano-kodo.

 

Waka_01

 

mikans Citrus ‘unshiu’

A number of citrus fruits are grown in or strongly associated with Japan.

Many of these fruits are of Chinese origin, but have been modified or specially bred for cultivation in Japan.

Since feudal times, local farms in Wakayama have cultivated premium fruit.

 

During the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) the tenth Lord of Kishu, Harutomi Tokugawa, would have prized Sanbokan Mikan tangerines delivered to Wakayama Castle.

This prefecture is still the nation's top producer of premium fruit; so much so that it is often called ‘The Fruit Kingdom’. (Kajuokoku Wakayama).

The tastiest of the region's fruit remains in Wakayama, which makes a visit to Wakayama a must for the fruit connoisseur.

(Mandarin orange in Wiki)

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

(Japanese citrus)

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

 

Koya-san (Mount Koya)

Koya-san is a modifying word for Kongobu-ji.

In 2004, UNESCO designated Mt. Koya, along with two other locations on the Kii Peninsula, Yoshino and Omine; and Kumano Sanzan, as World Heritage Sites ‘Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Rang’.

First settled in 819 by the monk Kukai, Mt. Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the ‘Koyasan Shingon’ sect of Japanese Buddhism.

 

Located in an 800 meters high valley amid the eight peaks of the mountain (which was the reason this location was selected, in that the terrain is supposed to resemble a lotus plant), the original monastery has grown into the town of Koya, featuring a university dedicated to religious studies and 120 temples, many of which offer lodging to pilgrims.

(The Koyasan on the Wakayama travel guide)

https://en.visitwakayama.jp/destinations/koyasan/

 

a part of Koya-san (from Wiki)

Waka_02

 

The Kumano Kodo

The ‘Kumano Kodo’ is a series of ancient pilgrimage routes that crisscross the Kii Hanto, the largest Peninsula of Japan.

These sacred trails were and are used for the pilgrimage to the sacred site ‘Kumano Sanzan’ or the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano: Kumano Hongū Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha.

The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes that lead to Kumano can be categorized into three sub-routes: Kiji, Kohechi and Iseji.

The Kumano Kodo and Kumano Sanzan, along with Koyasan and Yoshino and Omine, were registered as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

(The Kumano-Kodo, Pilgrimage Routes on the Wakayama travel guide)

https://en.visitwakayama.jp/themes/world-heritage-the-kumano-kodo-pilgrimage-routes/

 

a part of Kumano-kodo (from Wiki)

Waka_03

 

WBS, Wakayama Broadcasting System’s radio (JOVF) is a broadcaster which serves the whole part of this prefecture, the only commercial (private) MW broadcaster in Wakayama pref.

Their primary MW transmitter is in Wakayama City (1431kHz / 5kW) and main complementary (supplementary) FM transmitter is on 94.2MHz (500W).

They have many repeaters (relays); in Hashimoto City including Koya-san area (1485kHz / 91.6MHz), in Gobo City (1557kHz / 92.4MHz), in Tanabe City (1233kHz / 91.6MHz), in Kushimoto (1431kHz / 92.4MHz), in Shingu City (1557kHz / 94.2MHz). 

 

the card and current their program timetable

Wak_01

 

Wak_02

May 05, 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

 

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British DX Club

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Australian Radio DX Club

World Radio Map

Seoul Radio Listening Guide

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