television archives in Japan??

Michael Dancsok dunchoke at
Tue Oct 9 07:26:17 EDT 2001

>To answer Stephanie's question, what I know (I have a friend serving as an
>advisor to the project) is that NHK is currently working on digitizing all
>their works, which will be made available at their NHK Hakubutsukan
>(museum/archive/research center kind of institution) in Atago, Minato-ku,
>Tokyo. Since their space is limited in Atago, they are setting a sort of
>"warehouse" in Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, and any visitors to Hakubutsukan can
>use individual booths and have access to past NHK programs transmitted to
>you on request from Saitama.

>From my understanding the warehouse will house the originals or preservation 
copies and will be open in 2002(?). I'm not sure about the policies 
governing access to the National Film Centre. Sometime last month someone on 
this list mentioned a troubling experience trying to gain access to the 
films their. But the person didn't eleborate on the problems. Junko, are you 
familar with the access policies of the private stations like Asahi or 

Michael Dancsok

> >
> > Greetings everyone.  I'm wondering if anyone would have a sense of the
> > "state" of television archives in Japan.  Where might they (if any) be
> > located?  And what levels of access would they allow?  Are there any
> > universities or other organizations that hold fairly good collections on
> > television?  At the moment, I'm primarily concerned with dramas/etc 
> > with NHK (I suspect that they might have their own archives?), but any
> > kind of answer to my above questions would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Stephanie DeBoer
> >
> >
> >

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