As of today, BBC Worldwide is making available some 600 hours of TV - covering drama, comedy, music, lifestyle, natural history, science, and history - on the multi-device platform. It is said to be the largest volume of BBC Worldwide content on any platform in Japan.
Also among the titles in the initial phase of the multiple-year agreement is Little Britain, narrated by Tom Baker.
The Hulu service allows people to watch unlimited content on multiple internet-connected devices.
Joyce Yeung, general manager and senior vice-president for BBC Worldwide Sales and Distribution Asia, said:
We're excited to be expanding our business in the Japanese digital sector by becoming the first British distributor to partner with Hulu in Japan. Hulu's versatile service opens up a new audience for our catalogue, which covers everything from entertainment formats and international drama productions to cutting-edge science documentaries and world-renowned natural history titles.
Doctor Who has previously been shown in Japan, as detailed by BroaDWcast.