Watch NHK World English report Japan Earthquake and Tsunami news. NHK WORLD TV is an English language 24-hour international news and information channel. Japan’s national broadcaster NHK has launched a free English-language app for users to stay in touch with what’s happening in Japan in the wake of Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. The NHK World TV Live app will stream live coverage in English and offer English subtitles during interviews with Japanese straight to iOS devices.
If you have loved ones, friends, or colleagues affected by the Japanese earthquake, you may want to install the free NHK WORLD TV Live application on your iOS device and take your news on-the-go.
NHK WORLD TV offers English-language updates (you will hear other languages as well) around the clock, produced by Japan’s single public broadcasting service.
If you are an English speaker currently in Japan, James Van Dyne from Sugoi Software in Japan has generated free coupon codes for stranded travelers who need a Japanese/English dictionary. We ask that you respect the situation that these codes have been offered under. If you are not a traveler in Japan, please do not redeem them — there are a limited number and Sugoi cannot generate more.
On Apple, a button for the Japan earthquake relief linked to iTunes can be found at the bottom of the page.
Donations can be made in amounts of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200. According to iTunes, 100% of donations go to the Red Cross.
“Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific,” the iTunes listing says. “Your support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.”
Connect to the iTunes donation page.