Nihon Denpa News Co., Ltd. (NDN) was established in 1960, becoming Japan’s first TV news agency.
From our branches in Vietnam and Thailand, the NDN network stretches across Southeast Asia. During the Vietnam War in the 1970s, NDN was the only video media outlet from the Western Bloc broadcasting to the world the lives of citizens on the ground during the bombing of North Vietnam. The footage we captured has been seen by many around the world.
We have since worked to produce numerous news programs, documentaries and films on topics from both Japan and abroad.
Today, through both offline and online media, we are striving to forge new connections between people in Asia and around the globe from our base in the Far East. While our operation may be small, but we are dedicated to delivering authentic stories and perspectives from real people on the ground.
We look forward to the day we can work with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Nihon Denpa News Co.,Ltd.

Headquarters Koike Building, 1-5-10 Minamiazabu, Minato Ward, Tokyo
E-mail info@ndn-news.co.jp
Phone (+81)03 5765-6810
Fax (+81)03 5765-0540
Established March 2, 1960
Capital ¥12,000,000
President Shibata Kaoru
No. of employees 25
Foreign bureaus Thailand, Vietnam
Principal work
  • Production of television programs and documentaries for Japan’s flagship stations and television stations around the country
  • Production of documentary films for screening at cinemas and festivals
  • Production and independent broadcasting of videos online, in addition to the conducting of online broadcasts and relay broadcasts in cooperation with clients
  • Extensive writing, filming and audio recording for the production of archival footage capturing art and traditional culture
  • Content rights management, including in representation of Japanese publications abroad
Key clients and partners
  • NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Nippon TV
  • TBS
  • Fuji TV
  • TV Asahi
  • TV Tokyo
  • JIB (Japan International Broadcasting)
  • NHK Enterprises
  • NHK Global Media Services
  • NHK Educational
  • Aflo
  • Kyodo News
  • Shueisha
  • Shogakukan
  • Shinshokan
  • Nihon Bijutsuin
  • ABC
  • PBS
  • VTV
  • HTV
  • BBC