Geographic Collection – Japan

  • Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Japan Radio

    Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Japan Radio

    Share your own memories of Japan Radio kc Station Location Mediumwave 540 JOCZ Takayama   JOOC Obihiro 560 JOCR Kobe 570 JOIK Sapporo 580 JOHF Yonago 590 JOAK Tokyo 600 JOGF Oita 610 JOLK Fukuoka 620 JODG Hamamatsu   JOKG Kofu   JOSK …
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  • Art of Amateur Radio Japan : The Quartz Hill Collection

    Art of Amateur Radio Japan : The Quartz Hill Collection

    Many amateur radio operators include entertaining art work on their personal QSL cards, and here are some of the cartoon style characters featuring on a selection of such cards from Japan.
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  • This is Station WLKT Miho

    This is Station WLKT Miho

    In 1946, British announcer Peter Knowlden introduced radio programs to British Commonwealth Occupation Forces at Miho Airfield in Japan with the words ‘This is Station WLKT Miho operating on 14-40 kilocycles and 2-oh-8 metres’ and played Eric …
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  • SuperRock KYOI Saipan

    SuperRock KYOI Saipan

    The Concept Listener confirmation card issued by KYOI Saipan. © Paul Ormandy Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation. KYOI, located on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands was a commercial shortwave station, on air 24 hours a day, broadcasting …
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  • KSBK 880AM Radio, Naha, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands

    KSBK 880AM Radio, Naha, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands

    By Bill Conine During the first decade of the American occupation of the Ryukyu Islands, the English speaking population listened to the familiar sounds of local Armed Forces Radio, part of the Far East Network [FEN]. By mid-1955, a civilian radio …
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  • Tokyo Rose Broadcasts

    Tokyo Rose Broadcasts

    by James Wood “Tokyo Rose” [source and copyright unknown] Major Cousens had become friendly with Iva Togura, a Japanese-American girl, who, stranded and unable to return to California, had found some suitable typing work with NHK. Iva …
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  • Radio Tokyo at War

    Radio Tokyo at War

    by James Wood Radio Tokyo building in 1945. © N Gilbert Harris Collection, J Force [NZ] courtesy J Force Veterans As is the case with most government-funded broadcasting services, Nippon Hoso Kyokai, the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, in 1941 …
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  • Smashing Records in Sapporo

    Smashing Records in Sapporo

    AFRS Sapporo 1949-1951 As Remembered by Dan Taylor We’re Looking For A Few Good Voices Dan Taylor © Dan Taylor In October 1949, Sapporo AFRS began airing spots looking for announcers, no experience necessary. A friend, Lennie Nordgren asked if …
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  • Art of Radio © Japan

    Art of Radio © Japan

    JOQL, Kushiro. © Keith Robinson Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation Art of Radio © Japan by David Ricquish Japanese radio stations have created and supported a spectacular body of commercial art work since the early 1930’s, and this …
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  • WVTR’s Sea Monster

    WVTR’s Sea Monster

    By Ernest L Gunerious WVTR’s Sea Monster In the Year of 1947 I was serving in the United States Army posted to the Army of Occupation in Japan. I was stationed at Shonan Tomioka about 30 miles south of Yokohama in a former Japanese seaplane …
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  • WVTR Memories

    WVTR Memories

    By Shelby Z Newhouse S Newhouse and J Faulkner outside Radio Tokyo © Shelby Newhouse Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation PRIVATE Newhouse of WVTR Let me tell you how I got to Radio Tokyo. I’m really a very lucky guy… have been all my life. …
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  • WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945

    WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945

    [By] Pacific Stars and Stripes ‘Date With Your State’ local quiz show WVTR Tokyo Xmas 1945 Music, comedy, drama, news, sports and special events programs fill the airwaves as the 18 stations of the Armed Forces Radio Network broadcast …
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  • AFRS Japan

    AFRS Japan

    WLKE letterhead, 1949. © Keith Robinson Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation When Japan formally surrendered in 1945, several mobile units of the AFRS were reportedly already on Kyushu. These were the same mobile units that had previously broadcast …
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  • Christmas All Year Round WVTR Tokyo

    Christmas All Year Round WVTR Tokyo

    This article now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a non-exclusive basis to the South Pacific DX Resource hosted on …
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  • On The Air In Tokyo Bay

    On The Air In Tokyo Bay

    This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This …
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  • WVTR Photo Album

    WVTR Photo Album

    Thanks to Ken Harriman for those snaps from his photo album. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. WVTR receiver rack and patch panel WVTR Record Librarian, Patrick J O’Hara Announcer Wallace …
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  • WVTR & The Japanese Sea Monster

    WVTR & The Japanese Sea Monster

    This article now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a non-exclusive basis to South Pacific DX Resource hosted on radiodx.com …
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  • With The Kiwis In Japan

    With The Kiwis In Japan

    This article forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a non-exclusive basis to South Pacific DX Resource hosted on radiodx.com for a …
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  • Japanese Wartime Broadcasting

    Japanese Wartime Broadcasting

    The article now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a non-exclusive basis to South Pacific DX Resource hosted on radiodx.com …
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  • Tokyo Rose – Part 1

    Tokyo Rose – Part 1

    The article now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a non-exclusive basis to South Pacific DX Resource hosted on radiodx.com …
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