About interfm


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.

Find Your Colors

April 2022, "Find Your Colors" is our new statement. In the age of diversity, "Find Your Colors" expresses the encounter with "information and wisdom" that enriches our lives and "music" that enriches our hearts, aiming to bring us closer to a society that recognizes diversity and each individual's differences. As the word "inter" implies, "interfm" has been delivering a variety of languages and music from a high-level perspective, and we will continue to propose even more diverse cultures, lifestyles, and ways to enjoy them to you.

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NameInterFM897 Co., Ltd.
Station Nameinterfm
Capital100 million yen
Executives Motohiro Iizuka, Representative Director and Chairman
Hideyuki Oki, Representative Director and President
Kosuke Fujiwara, Managing Director
Masami Tsuchiya, Director
Yasuharu Takahara, Director
Nobuyuki Akimoto, Director
Keisuke Endo, Director
Kenji Kitatani, Director
Tadayuki Kimura, Director
Susumu Kunisaki, Director
Hiroyuki Takamura, Director
Nakajima Masao, Director
Tamako Matsutoya, Director
Mahito Ouchi, Auditor
Head Office 9th Floor,1-7 kojimachi,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
102-0083 Japan
Nature of BusinessFM Broadcasting and broadcast program productions
EstablishedSeptember 14th, 1995
LaunchedApril 1st, 1996
Service AreaThe Greater Metropolitan area including the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, Yokohama City, Kawasaki City, Chiba City, Saitama City and Narita International Airport
Listening Population within the Service AreaAbout 43.5 million Japanese (acc. to the Basic Resident Registration Network System, 2019) / About 1.34 million non-Japanese (acc. to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, June 2020)
Frequency89.7 MHz
Number of Broadcast Output10 kW
Call SignJODW-FM
Relay Station Transmission StationTsurumi-ku, Yokohama City
Relay Station Frequency76.5 MHz