WAKUWAKU JAPAN is a Japanese general entertainment TV channel for overseas viewers, broadcasting an impressive array of Japanese programs, including anime, drama, sports, music, film, travel and food, all in the local languages. The unique pay channel was launched by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a Japan’s largest multichannel pay TV platform, and in March 2015 Cool Japan Fund decided to invest 4.4 billion Japanese yen (Approx. 35 million US dollar) in this business, which currently reaches approximately 3.2 million households in Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore. We asked the president and members of WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation about the reaction from the local TV viewers to the channel and the significance of growing the business.
*Information current as of July 2015