This is the Japanese reality show that our directors go overseas and seek the Foreign people, who love specific Japanese culture and desperately want to come to Japan although they’ve never been to there. The directors see them and their close reporting reveals their various reasons and passions why they want to come to Japan so much. If they are selected, they will be flying to Japan, and we will guide them around Japan on camera, and we will try to arrange a special dream experience, based on their particular interests.
A talk show in which experts from a variety of specialty fields are invited to introduce a surprising and "deep" world unbeknownst to MC Matsuko and viewers.
Have these international travelers come to Japan for sightseeing? Work? Study? People entering Japan are interviewed at the airport with no appointments! Sometimes it’s people at harbors with arriving ships or event spaces who are interviewed! That’s where the foreigner treasure comes to light. Watch this fresh documentary-style variety where you can’t predict what will happen next!Starring: Bananaman
Japanese family life is about to get remodeled! In this show, professionals from a variety of fields collaborate to remodel a house based on the three basic necessities - clothing, food, and housing - and solve each family's problems. Not only do they improve the aesthetics of the house, but they also work to repair familial bonds through their remodeling.
Join three Japanese celebrities as they go on a girls-only trip around Japan to search for food, scenery, local customs, and events where they can relax, have fun, and enjoy interacting with the locals. If you need something to help you wind down, this show will give you a mental massage as you enjoy rural Japan.
A town walk variety show where cynical and jaded comedian Ariyoshi and TV broadcaster Yoko Shono stroll around a town without having any definite purpose or plan. Along the way, the pair comes into contact with people around the town and randomly drops in on various shops in quest of interesting and trivial treasures. As this program having no scenario or preplanned schedule, their honest and candid comments and personal interactions with local residents are heartwarming and amusing to watch. Tune in to the show and you may just re-discover unnoticed charms and unexpected surprises in your neighborhood too!
In this battle variety show, the Gourmet Detective Group desperately tries to take back the local delicacies stolen by Garage Sale's villainously disguised Gori Menso! From games to quizzes, anything goes! This episode takes place in Shizuoka Prefecture, home to Ieyasu Tokugawa, the man who united Japan. The guest-starring actors on the show face off against Gori Menso as the Gourmet Detective Group, battling to win the right to eat the expertly chosen local delicacies. You won't want to miss this hilarious, intense battle over excellent food!
With Japanese food fast becoming popular worldwide, this comedy animation follows a British family on a culinary journey to Japan. One day, British food writer Michael picks up a book on Japanese food, and instantly falls in love with it. Wanting to experience for himself how real Japanese dishes taste, on the spur of the moment he takes his wife and two children on a trip to Japan. On their first evening in the country, the family heads to Omoide Yokocho, an alley in Shinjuku filled with small restaurants. Michael tries some yakisoba noodles, which he thinks look like soggy worms, and soon acquires a taste for them. He smacks his lips after eating some fancy tempura in Ginza, feasts on chanko hot pot at a sumo stable, and is blown away by crab dishes from Hokkaido. The British family’s gastronomic journey continues with all kinds of Japanese food and ingredients, including pickled mackerel sushi, tofu, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, ramen, wasabi, soy sauce, miso paste, and, of course, Japanese sake! ( Based on the Book: Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese know about Cooking by Michael Booth )
A program where popular Johnny's idols Kis-My-Ft2 put themselves on the line to take on any challenge to raise their popularity! Watch as they sweat, accomplish their goals, and grow!
A variety show hosted by the pop idol group Kis-My-Ft2. In each episode, the seven members of Kis-My-Ft2 attempt to prove their “coolness” instead of, as the title suggests, unappealing (*Busaiku means ugly or unappealing in Japanese). The guys get a scenario in which they have to film a short clip on how to handle the situation while looking cool. Situations include topics such as “how to give an end-of-date kiss while looking cool” or “how to flutter a girlfriend when saying goodbye,” etc., then they get ranked according to coolness by 100 random girls who are not particularly fans of Kis-My-Ft2. Once you catch an episode, there’s no doubt you’ll be hooked!
In this food and travel program, each episode features a new Moshimo Sunday Excursion Tour with special little twists and ideas thrown in based on the tour's theme for that episode.There is also plenty of fun to be had - like in the game Moshi Tour Roulette, where they decide who will get to eat or who will have to pay for their food out of their own pocket - making this a program that the whole family can enjoy.
Something that we struggle with daily, that eats us up and causes stress and anger: annoying people. You know those people. Unreasonable complainers, obnoxious drunk people, rude cab drivers, snobby salesperson, loud teenagers with no manners, and so on. Hosted by Teruyoshi Uchimura of the comedy duo Ucchan Nanchan, this show features short dramatic reenactments of real-life situation where someone beats those “bad guys” through cleverness and wit. In every episode, the well-reputed supporting actors are cast as characters. There’s no doubt that the show provides a great stress relief and leaves audience feel completely entertained and exhilarated!
This remarkable drama and documentary takes a deep look at the lives of Kyoto's residents. With its 1,000-year history, Kyoto is steeped in culture, beauty, and traditions, both known and unknown. From the moon festival in autumn to the fire lighting ceremony on New Year's Eve, generation after generation of Kyoto residents has observed seasonal customs diligently. The drama depicts the ancient city's rich cultural life through the daily comings and goings of the young manager of an old Japanese confectionery shop, while the documentary delves into the wisdom passed down over the centuries by the Kyoto folk themselves. Prepare to encounter a new side of Japan's former Imperial capital.