NHK World Radio Japan, transmitting Palau Medorn, was heard on 2 June 2017, from 14.00 till 14.30 UTC. News reports included Japanese government's legislation putting forward the abdication of Emperor Akihito, low fertility rates of Japanese women, followed by "Welcome to Amazing Japan" which profiled Hokkaido and the Ainu people. This was programme produced by Radio Japan Urdu Service by Khalid Wahlid. It highlighted the language, food, religious rituals and oral literary tradition of the Ainu. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 11.705 kHz was SINPO 44444 -- good signal and audio, slight co-frequency interference when signal faded under. Around 14.29 UTC, some station splatter observed from Vatican Radio on 11.700 kHz.