Nagoya-City Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
Nagoya’s Iconic TV Tower
Japan’s first commercial radio broadcasters began not in Tokyo nor in Osaka, but in Aichi Prefecture’s capital city, Nagoya! Now almost every Japanese city has an iconic broadcast tower, and it all began with Nagoya’s centrally located TV Tower in the city’s Hisaya Odori Park. Nagoya TV Tower, Japan’s first multi-wave capable radio and TV broadcast tower, was completed in June of 1954, 4 years before the now famous Tokyo Tower. At the time it was an engineering marvel for a Japan still emerging from the ashes of WW2.