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.
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.
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.
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’.
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"?
Ramen is seen as a soul food in Japan. There are over 35,000 establishments serving ramen in Japan, and while they are all ramen, there is such a variation in taste and styles from region to region and even from store to store, that you can really get a feel for the depth of ramen culture in Japan. This is a special edition featuring one of Japan’s top regions for Ramen, a place where many tourists visit to try it for themselves, Hokkaido!
A brand new program introducing Japanese foods and festivals every day! It’s full of must-see info for travelers going to Japan.
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!
Yamagata City, has the highest consumption rate of ramen in Japan, and Fukushima City the second. Niigata City has the highest ratio of ramen stores to its 100,000 residents. What is ramen such a well loved dish in these three prefectures? Udo Suzuki from popular Japanese comedian duo ‘Kyaiin’ shares his funny reports with quick witted narration from Hiroyuki Amano of the kingdom of ramen spread over these three prefectures.
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.
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!
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!
Terakado jimon, the noisy comedian, excels his peers in the entertainment world when it comes to food, and is more knowledgable than the average person when it comes to meat. In this long awaited show he introduces meat foods and dishes.
Kyoto is a town of constant innovation where the change in season is beloved and tradition preserved. This programme shines a light on the stores there that carry on tradition and culture and the people within them for an in-depth look at Kyoto. Feel the real Kyoto along with actress Michio Hada, who loves Kyoto.
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!
“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!
This programme shares Japanese university life and nearby places as introduced by international students during their time in Japan. They also introduce things and places that make Japan a good travel destination. What kind of dreams or expectations did these international students have when coming to Japan. We will check out what their lives here entail, what kind of curriculum they follow, and what kind of financial support there is for international students. This programme introduces real life stories directly from current international students living in Japan, focusing mainly on university life in Japan, including what kind of clubs etc. there is at the universities they attend, as well as living conditions, part-time jobs, how they spend their free time, things that surprised them since coming to Japan and things that they have had difficulty with.