Watch Live TV from Japan
Television in Japan dates back to the 1920s, with Kenjiro Takayanagi’s pioneering experiments in electronic television. Television broadcasting began in the 1930s, but was halted by World War II, after which regular television broadcasting began in 1950. After Japan developed the first HDTV systems in the 1960s, MUSE/Hi-Vision was introduced in the 1970s. A modified version of the NTSC system for analog signals, called NTSC-J, was used for analog broadcast until 2011. Starting July 24, 2011, the analog broadcast has ceased and only digital broadcast using the ISDB standard is available.