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1953 Japan's First TV―The TV3-14T

The era of television in Japan began with the mass-production of a Sharp TV in 1953. Sharp began research into television way back in 1931, at a time when the radio was just starting to infiltrate life in Japan.
Short-wave radio technology developed in the 1940s contributed to develop TVs.
In 1951, Sharp built Japan's first TV prototype and in 1953 released the country's first TV.
This TV retailed for 175,000 yen, at a time when new high school graduates were earning 5,400 yen a month at the average company.

Japan's First TV―The TV3-14T