What draws people to Japan? Things that Japanese people are used to seeing on a daily basis seem fresh and exciting in the eyes of non-Japanese. Something uniquely-Japanese within the things around us… A Japanese presence when we least expect it… Perhaps this is the “pride” that Japanese people have lost sight of in recent times. In this TV program, we take a look at “the draw of Japan” - unnoticed by the Japanese - through the eyes of foreigners that are living in Japan and active in a variety of industries.
The program that unravels the history and culture of food and humanity hidden within a single ingredient. Recently the word "slow food" is the topic of choice, with the booming "natural food" and raising popularity of "direct from the farm," as well as the desire for the "special flavor" of handmade artisan food. How would it be to examine current societal intents and movements concerning "food" from the singular viewpoint of the "ingredient"?
This is the second instalment in a two part series introducing Tokyo Disney Resort. Here we will take a look at Tokyo DisneySea! Check out great photo spots perfect for sharing online, and get the low down on everything from the park’s attractions, food, goods, hotels etc to the latest information. This show is bursting with everything great about Tokyo DisneySea.
You wont find more thorough coverage of ramen anywhere else. Check this show out for the tastiest ramen of the minute, the best ramen on trend, the next big thing in the world of ramen, and ramen shops that you simply cannot afford to miss out on! ‘Ramen ai’ (lit. ramen love) seeps out of those featured in this show. The tastes, the aromas, tune in for a deep scope of the secrets of ramen!
This is a cooking show where HKT48 member Rino Sashihara, better known by her nickname Sashiko, learns how to make tasty yet simple dishes from a professional chef. Sashiko’s progression from a beginner at cooking, and the spritely paced talk brought by MC Yuji Ishii are plenty to bring a smile to your face. This is a popular spot on morning tv show ‘Asadesu. KBC’.
An entertainment program where six popular models representing Shibuya and Harajuku style show the world the charms of Japan's "kawaii" that is popular now with girls. Starting with "kawaii" famous products and sweets, tourist spots, and events from around Japan, Yurukyara mascot characters and local idols, animals, shopping malls, and much more, check out all of the "kawaii" out there you can meet!
“Ikitagarino” are people from countries around the world who want to experience the wonder of Japan. Watch as they travel onward to various locales! Be introduced to arts that can only exist in Japan and culture and customs unfamiliar even to the Japanese. Say hello to unknown Japan!
Internationalisation is well and truly here in modern day Japan. And there are more and more families living separately in Japan and overseas. Living so far away, it’s very difficult to share feelings with your family. In this programme, those feelings are given a little help along by ‘A gift from family members in Japan to family members overseas’. Learn about surprising traditions and culture of other countries through the everyday lives of Japanese people living abroad.
Figure skater and sports reporter Mai Asada (whose younger sister is world renowned figure skater Mao Asada) goes on a journey along the themes of ‘Kyoto and the Sea’, ‘Kyoto and Tea’, ‘Kyoto and the Woods’ etc. She visits various parts of Kyoto to reveal little known treasures. Get a look at a lesser known side of Kyoto for a fresh take on the old capital through sightseeing spots, local foods, and the warm locals themselves.
Kawaii Asia is a fashion & entertainment show where six popular models, including Harajuku models from Asobi System - the talent agency that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu belongs to - and KUMICKY (Kumiko Funayama), a cover model for fashion magazines such as Popteen and With, bring you the latest news on Japan's "kawaii" culture. We have tons of info on kawaii items and kawaii spots around Japan, as well as tie-ins with Japan's biggest fashion events, Tokyo Runway and Kobe Collection. We're also sharing news with our more than 2.5 million Instagram, LINE, and Twitter followers!
Please enjoy along with the “WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES” currently airing on the weekends! Overwhelmingly popular toddler and young kids show ‘be Ponkickies’ re-edited for a special feature version. It is full of fun sections where views can understand, learn, and play, along with characters loved by both adults and kids alike, such as Gachapin and Mukku.
A popular travel program which has been on the air for over twenty years. It delivers fresh travel information picked from the best of all Japan, from old standards for first-time visitors to Japan to out-of-the-way spots that even repeat travelers don’t know!
In this one part show we take a look at Tokyo Disney Resort, and this instalment features Tokyo Disneyland! While taking a look at photo opportunity spots that you’ll be tempted to share online, this show introduces everything great about Tokyo Disneyland, from the core information about the park such as the attractions, foods, items on sale, hotels and so on, to the latest news and information.
Please enjoy along with the “WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES” currently airing weekdays! Overwhelmingly popular toddler and young kids show ‘be Ponkickies’ re-edited for a special feature version. It is full of fun sections where views can understand, learn, and play, along with characters loved by both adults and kids alike, such as Gachapin and Mukku. Keep an eye out for WAKUWAKU JAPAN original characters ‘WAA’ and ‘KUU’ too!