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Kyodo offers text, photo, audio and video services to Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) and some 120 key commercial broadcasting stations across Japan.
Kyodo has an extensive news-gathering network employing more than 1,000 journalists and operating a worldwide communications system.
Kyodo distributes English-language news, known as Kyodo World Services (KWS), to Japanese and transnational media 24 hours a day on a real-time basis.
Kyodo has been offering its news in the Chinese language since February 2001 through its Internet-based website 《Gongtong Wang (Kyodo Net)》.
Kyodo issues newspapers, both in Japanese and English, that are radio-transmitted twice a day to about 800 ocean-going ships and fishing boats, and hotels in resorts abroad.