Tokyo Broadcasting System

This article is about the holding company. For the radio station in Kanto region, see TBS Radio & Communications. For the television station, see Tokyo Broadcasting System Television. For other uses, see TBS (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Turner Broadcasting System.
Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.
Kabushiki gaisha
Traded as TYO: 9401
Industry Information, Communication
Founded Tokyo, Japan (May 17, 1951 (1951-05-17))
Headquarters TBS Broadcasting Center, Akasaka Gochome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Services Stockholding
Revenue Decrease¥342,754 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Increase¥7,705 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Increase¥103 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Total assets Decrease¥593,023 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Total equity Decrease¥344,658 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Owner see list
Number of employees
Subsidiaries Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
others, see TBS Group
TBS Broadcasting Center

Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. (株式会社東京放送ホールディングス Kabushiki-gaisha Tōkyō Hōsō Hōrudingusu), TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a stockholding company in Tokyo, Japan. It is a parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (株式会社TBSテレビ, abbreviated to TBS) and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ).

TBS Television, Inc. has a 28-affiliate news network called JNN (Japan News Network), as well as a 34-affiliate radio network called JRN (Japan Radio Network) which TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (TBSラジオ) has.

TBS (present TBS Holdings, Inc.) produced the Takeshi's Castle game show and is also home to the many Ultraman series.


TBS Group

Real Estate Businesses

History of TBS

Former TBS cursive logo (Using period: August 1961 to September 1991)

Stockholders of TBSHD

  1. Rakuten, Inc. - 19.83%
  2. The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Pension Account-Pension Trust Account held for Dentsu, Inc.) - 4.88%
  3. The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) - 4.45%
  4. Nippon Life Insurance Company - 4.10%
  5. Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. - 3.23%
  6. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - 3.01%
  7. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. - 3.00%
  8. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. - 2.25%
  9. Bic Camera, Inc. - 2.00%
  10. Kodansha, Ltd - 1.98%
  11. J.C. Staff - 4.64%



JORX-TV (former callsign: JOKR-TV) - TBS Television (TBSテレビジョン (former Japanese name: 東京放送))

Islands in Tokyo
  • Niijima - Channel 56
Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Mito - Channel 40
Tochigi Prefecture
  • Utsunomiya - Channel 55
Gunma Prefecture
  • Maebashi - Channel 56
  • Kiryu - Channel 55
Saitama Prefecture
  • Chichibu - Channel 18
Chiba Prefecture
  • Chiba City - Channel 55
  • Urayasu - Channel 56
Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Yokohama-minato - Channel 56
  • Yokosuka-Kurihama - Channel 39
  • Hiratsuka - Channel 37
  • Odawara - Channel 56


JORX-DTV - TBS Digital Television (TBSデジタルテレビジョン)


...among others.



Below is a selection of the many programs that the network has broadcast.

Anime programming

Violation of the protection of sources

TBS is notoriously known for intentionally violating protection of sources in October 1989. In that month of that year, the Tokyo Broadcasting System taped an interview with Tsutsumi Sakamoto regarding his efforts to unveil the deceptive dogmas of the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo sect. However, the network secretly showed a video of the interview to Aum members without Sakamoto's knowledge, intentionally breaking its protection of sources. Aum officials then pressured TBS to cancel the planned broadcast of the interview, but Sakamoto was murdered by the members after a few days, on the 3rd of November. This makes TBS indirectly responsible for a homicide of a person who combated the dangerous sect and attempted to bring the attention of the public to the everyday human rights violations taking place within that sect.

See also


  1. "Take a ride on the travel food choo-choo". The Japan Times. 2001-09-30. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  2. "NPB/ TBS sells BayStars to DeNA, pending league approval". Asahi Asia & Japan Watch. Asahi Shimbun. November 5, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
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