About InterFM897

The Real Music Station


About InterFM

When The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck the Kansai area of Western Japan in 1995, many foreign residents were left in a state of confusion because of a lack of emergen-cy information in any langauage other than Japanese. As a result, licenses for new radio stations broadcasting in foreign languages, particularly in the event of emergencies, were allotted in both Osaka and Tokyo, and InterFM started broadcasting in Tokyo in April 1996. Only Kanto FM station has a Kanto wide area license. Became a special member of the National FM Broadcasting Council from September 1, 2020.

The Real Music Station

With 'The Real Music Station,' for a catchphrase, InterFM plays a wide variety of music, primarily international repertoire, selected both by individual DJs and by a selection team within the programming department We broadcast live from early morning until late in the evening. In an era when radio is becoming more and more tightly formatted, InterFM has managed to retain a liberal stance in its programming.

Song Inquiries

Music search

Programming Deliberation Committee

Programming Deliberation Committee Minute


Name InterFM897 Co., Ltd.
Station nameInterFM897
Capital 300 million yen
Executives Representative Director and Chairman Motohiro Iizuka
Representative Director and President Yasuharu Takahara
Managing Director Kosuke Fujiwara
Managing Director Yuzo Takano
Director Mamoru Nishikawa
Director Masamitsu Murakami
Corporate Auditor Masato Ouchi
Head OfficeTV Tokyo Tennozu Studio 7th floor
1-3-3 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
140-0002 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5781-7610
Nature of business Foreign language ultra-short wave broadcasting and broadcast program production
Service areaTokyo metropolitan area including 23 -ku of Tokyo and Yokohama City, Kawasaki City, Chiba City, Saitama City
Listening population within the broadcast areaAbout 37 million Japanese / About 500,000 foreigners
Broadcast output number10kw
Call signJODW-FM
Relay station transmission stationTsurumi-ku, Yokohama City
Relay station frequency76.5MHz