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WAKUWAKU JAPAN Channel Launches
in Vietnam from April 2018!
Channel’s Reach expands to 12.9 Million Households

WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Representative Director Masafumi Kawanishi, hereinafter WAKUWAKU JAPAN) launches its Japanese general entertainment channel “WAKUWAKU JAPAN” in Vietnam from April 2018. It will be through the pay-TV cable broadcaster “VTVcab” operated by VIETNAM TELEVISION CABLE CORPORATION, as well as pay-TV cable and IPTV broadcaster “next TV” operated by VIETTEL TELECOM CORPORATION.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN has been broadcasting Japanese programs on a channel under VTVcab as “WAKUWAKU JAPAN HOUR” since 1 December 2016 within a specified timeslot. Great Vietnamese fan feedback on these Japanese programs has now led to the launch of a full 24-hour WAKUWAKU Japan channel in Vietnam.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN has been growing from strength to strength across Asia- recently launching on Mongolia’s pay-IPTV broadcaster “Skymedia” (February 2018) and through Sri Lanka’s pay-IPTV broadcaster “Peo TV” (April 2018). With the channel launch in Vietnam, WAKUWAKU JAPAN now reaches 12.9 million households via 28 platforms in 7 countries/territories.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN first launched in Indonesia in February 2014 and within a short four years, broke through the 10 million households reach mark, an incredible growth trajectory for a new Pay TV channel, showing the high level of interest from Asia towards Japanese contents. WAKUWAKU JAPAN will continue to contribute to the increase of Japan fans in countries throughout Asia through the broadcast of exciting Japanese contents that the viewers have never seen.

<About WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation>

  • Company Name: WAKUWAKU JAPAN CORPORATION
  • Address: 1-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
  • Established: 1 May 2015
  • Capital Investment: JPY 100,000,000
  • President & CEO: Masafumi Kawanishi
  • Shareholders: Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation 60% Cool Japan Fund Inc. 40%

<What is WAKUWAKU JAPAN?>

Official Websitehttp://www.wakuwakujapan.com/
WAKUWAKU JAPAN is a Japanese general entertainment channel, airing 24 hours a day, and offering variety of programs in the local language. Through the broadcasts and its promotional activities, WAKUWAKU JAPAN aims to show to its viewers the Japan of today, along with its entertainment, culture and the many local goods from all around Japan to increase the viewers’ interests of Japan.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN is currently airing in 8 countries/territories, which are Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Mongolia.