According to Asahi Shimbun on October 5 2023, NHK decided to end Radio 2 in March 31 2026. It will be officially announced on October 10 2023. After April 1 2026 NHK radios will be reduced to Radio 1 and NHK-FM.

Since 1931 (except 1941-1945) NHK Radio 2 have been broadcasting educational programs, such as language lessons and radio high school lessons, stock market conditions, and weather reports. Now at 2100-1440(Sat 1455 Sun 1600)UT on medium wave only (on 693kHz 500kW in Tokyo area). 

Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan to WOR iog (2023-10-06)