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12.00am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

12.00am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

12.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

12.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

It’s a fact. There are hopeless human beings who exist in society and while they may be referred to as being “OUTcasts” from the general public’s perspective, they remain true to themselves, in honesty, more so than the general public. In fact, this may be exactly why they have become these “OUTcasts”. After all, many legendary scholars or artists seemed to have lost their common sense or stood out from society in general. There is only a fine line between those on the outside and those on the inside. Hosts Matsuko Deluxe and Hiroyuki Yabe will guide you through this cheerful talk variety show, rooting for the underdogs!

12.00am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

12.00am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!

12.00am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

12.00am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

This love comedy continues on in Taiwan in this special edition spin off. Fey is working as a waitress in a restaurant by the seaside. She is a very ordinary girl, and has a crush on the restaurant owner and chef Tony. One day, a young Japanese guy who rides a BMX and who goes by the name of Touma Shibasaki declares his love for her. Fey is bewildered by the sudden progression… (Highlights) The main character, the youngest of the three brothers from ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’ Touma Shibasaki is played by Shuhei Nomura. Fey is played by the incredibly beautiful and highly talented actress, Wang Yi Wen. Tetsu, a good friend of Fey’s from work is played by Teddy, a member of the hugely popular idol group ‘SpeXial’. Fey’s close friend Lulu is played by Ting, from Taiwanese idol group A’N’D. And Fey’s crush Tony, a young go-getter is played by Chiu Hao Chi. The line-up of co-stars is a star-studded affair, showing us a new side to ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’.

12.00am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

12.00am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

7 detectives, each with their own unique style in problem solving work at the same detective agency. Each detective is in charge of their own case file until one day, the cases somehow seem to tangle up together into one big mystery. Inevitably, the detectives are without choice but to team up together in tackling the intriguing, but knotty mystery. Despite differing opinions and amidst complications, the detectives work together to unravel the truth behind the suspect's agenda. Taking the lead role as the freshman detective is Jun Matsumoto from the national idol group "Arashi". He plays detective Shuntaro Tokita, who has the tendency of sticking his head in things too far out of sympathy or excessive emotions towards his clients or research objects. This trait leads him to take unnecessary steps, ones that often times lead him to trouble. Contrary to Shuntaro, Teru Nitta (Eita) is a well composed detective working for the same agency. He eyes Shuntaro with a cold stare and ordinarily conflicts with his opinions. Watching over Shuntaro and Teru like a big brother is Jyunpei Asahi (Yoh Ohizumi), a senior detective who goes in between the two and tries to settle their disputes but rather ends up complicating the situation instead. Filled with "action", "comedy", and "positive thinking", the action packed entertainment show is sure to appeal to the entire family from children to adults. The team of 7 detectives with differing opinions, bold character, laughs, thrilling moments and high scaled action will keep you on your toes at all times. Not a moment shall be missed!

12.00am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

12.00am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

Misaki Sakurai, with her dream to be a pastry chef, has not had any romantic relationships at all and even forgot how to kiss. One day, she was fired and her job hunting did not go well either. While she is in desperate situation, she met her first crush in high school days , Chiaki Shibasaki. Chiaki offers Misaki a live-in part-time job at his restaurant in Shonan. Misaki has suddenly started to live with Chiaki in the same house. However, there are extra brothers in the house. Third sun, Touma Shibasaki (Shuhei Nomura) is a playboy and clown. The second boy and master chef, Kanata Sibazaki is the one running the restaurant. He is annoying and does not admit Misaki as a pastry chef and uses her as gofer.
Starring: Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, Shuhei Nomura

12.15am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep159

12.15am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep159

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

12.30am

ENTERTAINMENT

Kis-My BUSAIKU !?(ENG) Ep4

12.30am

ENTERTAINMENT

Kis-My BUSAIKU !?(ENG) Ep4

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!

12.45am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep160

12.45am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep160

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?
1
am

1.00am

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

1.00am

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

Our scene is set in a certain guesthouse in Tokyo. Over the duration of week, two very different types of Japanese guys play escort to a woman who is currently travelling around Asia. In a strange land, a new country, and with a limited amount of time, there are new encounters, and a hospitality only found in Japanese guys who are casually led along. This is one girl and two guys. Sure enough, someone is about to fall in love?

1.00am

MUSIC

w-inds.15th Anniversary Live Special

1.00am

MUSIC

w-inds.15th Anniversary Live Special

w-inds. is a three part dance vocal unit made up of Keita Tachibana, Ryohei Chiba, and Ryuichi Ogata. They made their first debut back on March 14 2001, and last year they celebrated their 15th anniversary. They perform not only in Japan, but all around South-eastern Asia, and have received numerous awards both in Japan and abroad. In 2015 they were awarded the Asian Most Influential Japanese Singer accolade in Macao. They continue to send a new breath of fresh air in Japan and internationally. To commemorate their 15 years as artists, they performed at a special ‘w-inds.15th Anniversary Live’ on March 13 and 14 in 2016. It was a top of the line stage performance culminating their journey over the past 15 years. Now you can watch a special version of that show on-air!

1.00am

Final

CULTURE

THE JAPANESE TEA WORLD Ep2

1.00am

Final

CULTURE

THE JAPANESE TEA WORLD Ep2

The most loved beverage of all time in Japan, Japanese tea. Presenter Maki Aizawa and Oscar a Swede enchanted by the wonders of Japanese tea share great unknown wonders of Japanese tea, such as knowledge that has been passed down by our ancestors to become the tradition of Japanese tea, the unrelenting effort of artisans in their approach to Japanese tea, the power of branding, utensils, making delicious tea and more, with viewers.

1.00am

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

1.00am

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

Do you know about Japanese fish? Get an up close and personal look at the secrets and charms of tasty and safe fish brought into fishing ports all around Japan and sent all over the world! And, check out a restaurant in Singapore that serves delicious Japanese fish!

1.00am

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

1.00am

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

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!

1.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

1.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

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.

1.15am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep161

1.15am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep161

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

1.30am

CULTURE

Meat Lovers Channel Ep13

1.30am

CULTURE

Meat Lovers Channel Ep13

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.

1.30am

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

1.30am

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

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!

1.30am

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

1.30am

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

Popular food loving public figure, Remi Hirano welcomes talent star Yuuji to his variety cooking show that takes him to many different locations under the theme of ‘Sharing the fun of food all over Japan!’. Check out the juicy info broadcast, as they do and say as much as they like! Remi’s shocking ‘Idea Recipe’ features in the cooking corner. This is a show that will put a spring in any viewer’s step!

1.30am

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

1.30am

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

Reminding you of a feeling that you have all but forgotten. Udochan’s carefree travel has something for everyone. He easily interacts with the locals he meets along the way, on a journey that has no model route. This show is more of a travel drama rather than simply a travel guide. Through encounters with unique individuals, his journey moves through the unpredictable! Sit back and enjoy Udon-chan’s joy and kindness on this journey!

1.45am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep162

1.45am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep162

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?
2
am

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

2.00am

MOVIE

What I Long For

2.00am

MOVIE

What I Long For

Juri commits suicide and becomes a ghost without a body. But as she wanders the world after death, she starts to notice a bizarre creature that she never saw while she was alive. Juri calls this creatures a "bug man", and it lures weak-hearted humans into committing suicide. As a ghost, Juri gets to observe the suffering of those who choose death and the effects they have on the people around them in this unique young adult dark fantasy show.

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

2.15am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

2.15am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

2.45am

ENTERTAINMENT

Don't do that! Ep5

2.45am

ENTERTAINMENT

Don't do that! Ep5

Don’t’ be shocked…but your life is full of mistakes! A new entertainment program which points all the mistakes hidden in your daily lives. Something you believe in doing may be a terrible mistake. 1. Stick a tissue in your nose when you have bloody nose…Stop doing that! 2. Putting on a sun screen cream right before leaving house…Don’t do that! 3. Placing eggs on the very top of the shopping bag…Don’t do that! 4. Buying the heaviest lettuce…Stop! Don’t do that! You will be surprised at how much your life have been full of misunderstandings.
3
am

3.00am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

3.00am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

3.00am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

3.00am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

3.00am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

3.00am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

3.00am

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

3.00am

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

3.00am

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

3.00am

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

Sumire Iwaya works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a career woman with both wit and charm, having looks fit for a model and the brains to graduated from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by her boyfriend who she thought she would marry, and on top of that, she was demoted at work to bring her to her lowest point in life. One day, she takes in a beautiful young boy who she finds homeless in a cardboard box in front of her home. She sees similarities in the boy and her beloved dog Momo that she used to own, and suggests that he live with her as a pet. Her time spent with him gradually becomes more and more relaxing…

3.30am

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

3.30am

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

It’s a fact. There are hopeless human beings who exist in society and while they may be referred to as being “OUTcasts” from the general public’s perspective, they remain true to themselves, in honesty, more so than the general public. In fact, this may be exactly why they have become these “OUTcasts”. After all, many legendary scholars or artists seemed to have lost their common sense or stood out from society in general. There is only a fine line between those on the outside and those on the inside. Hosts Matsuko Deluxe and Hiroyuki Yabe will guide you through this cheerful talk variety show, rooting for the underdogs!

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

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!

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

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!

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

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!

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

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!

3.45am

First

ENTERTAINMENT

The Before and After Special Ep1

3.45am

First

ENTERTAINMENT

The Before and After Special Ep1

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.

Starring: George Tokoro
4
am

4.00am

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

4.00am

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

Our scene is set in a certain guesthouse in Tokyo. Over the duration of week, two very different types of Japanese guys play escort to a woman who is currently travelling around Asia. In a strange land, a new country, and with a limited amount of time, there are new encounters, and a hospitality only found in Japanese guys who are casually led along. This is one girl and two guys. Sure enough, someone is about to fall in love?

4.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Tsukai TV Sukatto Japan Ep4

4.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Tsukai TV Sukatto Japan Ep4

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!

4.00am

Final

CULTURE

THE JAPANESE TEA WORLD Ep2

4.00am

Final

CULTURE

THE JAPANESE TEA WORLD Ep2

The most loved beverage of all time in Japan, Japanese tea. Presenter Maki Aizawa and Oscar a Swede enchanted by the wonders of Japanese tea share great unknown wonders of Japanese tea, such as knowledge that has been passed down by our ancestors to become the tradition of Japanese tea, the unrelenting effort of artisans in their approach to Japanese tea, the power of branding, utensils, making delicious tea and more, with viewers.

4.00am

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

4.00am

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

Do you know about Japanese fish? Get an up close and personal look at the secrets and charms of tasty and safe fish brought into fishing ports all around Japan and sent all over the world! And, check out a restaurant in Singapore that serves delicious Japanese fish!

4.00am

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

4.00am

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

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!

4.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

4.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

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.

4.30am

CULTURE

Meat Lovers Channel Ep13

4.30am

CULTURE

Meat Lovers Channel Ep13

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.

4.30am

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

4.30am

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

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!

4.30am

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

4.30am

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

Popular food loving public figure, Remi Hirano welcomes talent star Yuuji to his variety cooking show that takes him to many different locations under the theme of ‘Sharing the fun of food all over Japan!’. Check out the juicy info broadcast, as they do and say as much as they like! Remi’s shocking ‘Idea Recipe’ features in the cooking corner. This is a show that will put a spring in any viewer’s step!

4.30am

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

4.30am

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

Reminding you of a feeling that you have all but forgotten. Udochan’s carefree travel has something for everyone. He easily interacts with the locals he meets along the way, on a journey that has no model route. This show is more of a travel drama rather than simply a travel guide. Through encounters with unique individuals, his journey moves through the unpredictable! Sit back and enjoy Udon-chan’s joy and kindness on this journey!
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5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

5.45am

WAKUWAKU JAPAN INFORMATION

5.45am

WAKUWAKU JAPAN INFORMATION

Information from WAKUWAKU JAPAN
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6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

6.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

It’s a fact. There are hopeless human beings who exist in society and while they may be referred to as being “OUTcasts” from the general public’s perspective, they remain true to themselves, in honesty, more so than the general public. In fact, this may be exactly why they have become these “OUTcasts”. After all, many legendary scholars or artists seemed to have lost their common sense or stood out from society in general. There is only a fine line between those on the outside and those on the inside. Hosts Matsuko Deluxe and Hiroyuki Yabe will guide you through this cheerful talk variety show, rooting for the underdogs!

6.00am

Final

CULTURE

Another Kyoto Ep4

6.00am

Final

CULTURE

Another Kyoto Ep4

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.

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

6.30am

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

6.30am

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

Overwhelmingly popular toddler and young kids show ‘be Ponki Kids’ 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!

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.
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7.00am

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

7.00am

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

Overwhelmingly popular toddler and young kids show ‘be Ponki Kids’ 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!

7.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Ultraman X Ep4

7.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Ultraman X Ep4

As Ultra Flares from the sun blanket the Earth, Spark Dolls that had been hidden underground and in the sea are turned into monsters. In order to deal with the sudden outbreak of invading aliens, humanity arms itself with machines of super science and forms the defensive team Xio. 15 years later... A member of Xio, Oozora Daichi, hears a mysterious voice while in combat against a monster. "Unite..." Just as Daichi is on the verge of being obliterated by the creature, he finds himself bathed in a radiant light.

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep18

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep18

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 )

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep19

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep19

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 )

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep20

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep20

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 )

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep21

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep21

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 )

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep22

7.00am

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep22

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 )

7.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

7.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

7.30am

Final

CULTURE

Another Kyoto Ep4

7.30am

Final

CULTURE

Another Kyoto Ep4

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.

7.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep4

7.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep4

Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!

7.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

7.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!

7.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

7.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

This love comedy continues on in Taiwan in this special edition spin off. Fey is working as a waitress in a restaurant by the seaside. She is a very ordinary girl, and has a crush on the restaurant owner and chef Tony. One day, a young Japanese guy who rides a BMX and who goes by the name of Touma Shibasaki declares his love for her. Fey is bewildered by the sudden progression… (Highlights) The main character, the youngest of the three brothers from ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’ Touma Shibasaki is played by Shuhei Nomura. Fey is played by the incredibly beautiful and highly talented actress, Wang Yi Wen. Tetsu, a good friend of Fey’s from work is played by Teddy, a member of the hugely popular idol group ‘SpeXial’. Fey’s close friend Lulu is played by Ting, from Taiwanese idol group A’N’D. And Fey’s crush Tony, a young go-getter is played by Chiu Hao Chi. The line-up of co-stars is a star-studded affair, showing us a new side to ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’.

7.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

7.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

7 detectives, each with their own unique style in problem solving work at the same detective agency. Each detective is in charge of their own case file until one day, the cases somehow seem to tangle up together into one big mystery. Inevitably, the detectives are without choice but to team up together in tackling the intriguing, but knotty mystery. Despite differing opinions and amidst complications, the detectives work together to unravel the truth behind the suspect's agenda. Taking the lead role as the freshman detective is Jun Matsumoto from the national idol group "Arashi". He plays detective Shuntaro Tokita, who has the tendency of sticking his head in things too far out of sympathy or excessive emotions towards his clients or research objects. This trait leads him to take unnecessary steps, ones that often times lead him to trouble. Contrary to Shuntaro, Teru Nitta (Eita) is a well composed detective working for the same agency. He eyes Shuntaro with a cold stare and ordinarily conflicts with his opinions. Watching over Shuntaro and Teru like a big brother is Jyunpei Asahi (Yoh Ohizumi), a senior detective who goes in between the two and tries to settle their disputes but rather ends up complicating the situation instead. Filled with "action", "comedy", and "positive thinking", the action packed entertainment show is sure to appeal to the entire family from children to adults. The team of 7 detectives with differing opinions, bold character, laughs, thrilling moments and high scaled action will keep you on your toes at all times. Not a moment shall be missed!

7.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

7.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

Misaki Sakurai, with her dream to be a pastry chef, has not had any romantic relationships at all and even forgot how to kiss. One day, she was fired and her job hunting did not go well either. While she is in desperate situation, she met her first crush in high school days , Chiaki Shibasaki. Chiaki offers Misaki a live-in part-time job at his restaurant in Shonan. Misaki has suddenly started to live with Chiaki in the same house. However, there are extra brothers in the house. Third sun, Touma Shibasaki (Shuhei Nomura) is a playboy and clown. The second boy and master chef, Kanata Sibazaki is the one running the restaurant. He is annoying and does not admit Misaki as a pastry chef and uses her as gofer.
Starring: Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, Shuhei Nomura
8
am

8.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

8.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

8.30am

SPORTS

Driven to Win - Japanese Super Formula 2016

8.30am

SPORTS

Driven to Win - Japanese Super Formula 2016

Elite drivers from both Japan and abroad come together for a red hot race. Japan’s internationally revered super formula car race category features specially designed race cars, not vehicles from regular car ranges. Drivers’ skills are clear to see under the circumstances of what is referred to as ‘real motor sports’. In this programme, great attention is paid to the moment that decides the ‘winner’ and the ‘loser’. While also taking a look at the passion and conflicts of Japanese and international racers, the elaborate and exquisite skills of engine makers, the fiery passions of tire makers, the height of technique and skill in Japan that goes into super formula racing, and the thoughts of Japanese racers in this review of the 2016 racing season.

8.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep4

8.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep4

7 detectives, each with their own unique style in problem solving work at the same detective agency. Each detective is in charge of their own case file until one day, the cases somehow seem to tangle up together into one big mystery. Inevitably, the detectives are without choice but to team up together in tackling the intriguing, but knotty mystery. Despite differing opinions and amidst complications, the detectives work together to unravel the truth behind the suspect's agenda. Taking the lead role as the freshman detective is Jun Matsumoto from the national idol group "Arashi". He plays detective Shuntaro Tokita, who has the tendency of sticking his head in things too far out of sympathy or excessive emotions towards his clients or research objects. This trait leads him to take unnecessary steps, ones that often times lead him to trouble. Contrary to Shuntaro, Teru Nitta (Eita) is a well composed detective working for the same agency. He eyes Shuntaro with a cold stare and ordinarily conflicts with his opinions. Watching over Shuntaro and Teru like a big brother is Jyunpei Asahi (Yoh Ohizumi), a senior detective who goes in between the two and tries to settle their disputes but rather ends up complicating the situation instead. Filled with "action", "comedy", and "positive thinking", the action packed entertainment show is sure to appeal to the entire family from children to adults. The team of 7 detectives with differing opinions, bold character, laughs, thrilling moments and high scaled action will keep you on your toes at all times. Not a moment shall be missed!

8.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

8.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

8.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

8.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

8.30am

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

8.30am

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

8.30am

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

8.30am

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

Sumire Iwaya works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a career woman with both wit and charm, having looks fit for a model and the brains to graduated from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by her boyfriend who she thought she would marry, and on top of that, she was demoted at work to bring her to her lowest point in life. One day, she takes in a beautiful young boy who she finds homeless in a cardboard box in front of her home. She sees similarities in the boy and her beloved dog Momo that she used to own, and suggests that he live with her as a pet. Her time spent with him gradually becomes more and more relaxing…
9
am

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

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!

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

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!

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

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!

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

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!

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

9.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep4

9.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep4

Misaki Sakurai, with her dream to be a pastry chef, has not had any romantic relationships at all and even forgot how to kiss. One day, she was fired and her job hunting did not go well either. While she is in desperate situation, she met her first crush in high school days , Chiaki Shibasaki. Chiaki offers Misaki a live-in part-time job at his restaurant in Shonan. Misaki has suddenly started to live with Chiaki in the same house. However, there are extra brothers in the house. Third sun, Touma Shibasaki (Shuhei Nomura) is a playboy and clown. The second boy and master chef, Kanata Sibazaki is the one running the restaurant. He is annoying and does not admit Misaki as a pastry chef and uses her as gofer.
Starring: Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, Shuhei Nomura

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide
10
am

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

10.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

10.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

10.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep4

10.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep4

Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!

10.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

10.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

10.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

10.30am

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!

10.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

10.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

This love comedy continues on in Taiwan in this special edition spin off. Fey is working as a waitress in a restaurant by the seaside. She is a very ordinary girl, and has a crush on the restaurant owner and chef Tony. One day, a young Japanese guy who rides a BMX and who goes by the name of Touma Shibasaki declares his love for her. Fey is bewildered by the sudden progression… (Highlights) The main character, the youngest of the three brothers from ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’ Touma Shibasaki is played by Shuhei Nomura. Fey is played by the incredibly beautiful and highly talented actress, Wang Yi Wen. Tetsu, a good friend of Fey’s from work is played by Teddy, a member of the hugely popular idol group ‘SpeXial’. Fey’s close friend Lulu is played by Ting, from Taiwanese idol group A’N’D. And Fey’s crush Tony, a young go-getter is played by Chiu Hao Chi. The line-up of co-stars is a star-studded affair, showing us a new side to ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’.

10.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

10.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

7 detectives, each with their own unique style in problem solving work at the same detective agency. Each detective is in charge of their own case file until one day, the cases somehow seem to tangle up together into one big mystery. Inevitably, the detectives are without choice but to team up together in tackling the intriguing, but knotty mystery. Despite differing opinions and amidst complications, the detectives work together to unravel the truth behind the suspect's agenda. Taking the lead role as the freshman detective is Jun Matsumoto from the national idol group "Arashi". He plays detective Shuntaro Tokita, who has the tendency of sticking his head in things too far out of sympathy or excessive emotions towards his clients or research objects. This trait leads him to take unnecessary steps, ones that often times lead him to trouble. Contrary to Shuntaro, Teru Nitta (Eita) is a well composed detective working for the same agency. He eyes Shuntaro with a cold stare and ordinarily conflicts with his opinions. Watching over Shuntaro and Teru like a big brother is Jyunpei Asahi (Yoh Ohizumi), a senior detective who goes in between the two and tries to settle their disputes but rather ends up complicating the situation instead. Filled with "action", "comedy", and "positive thinking", the action packed entertainment show is sure to appeal to the entire family from children to adults. The team of 7 detectives with differing opinions, bold character, laughs, thrilling moments and high scaled action will keep you on your toes at all times. Not a moment shall be missed!

10.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

10.30am

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

Misaki Sakurai, with her dream to be a pastry chef, has not had any romantic relationships at all and even forgot how to kiss. One day, she was fired and her job hunting did not go well either. While she is in desperate situation, she met her first crush in high school days , Chiaki Shibasaki. Chiaki offers Misaki a live-in part-time job at his restaurant in Shonan. Misaki has suddenly started to live with Chiaki in the same house. However, there are extra brothers in the house. Third sun, Touma Shibasaki (Shuhei Nomura) is a playboy and clown. The second boy and master chef, Kanata Sibazaki is the one running the restaurant. He is annoying and does not admit Misaki as a pastry chef and uses her as gofer.
Starring: Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, Shuhei Nomura
11
am

11.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

11.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

11.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep4

11.30am

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep4

7 detectives, each with their own unique style in problem solving work at the same detective agency. Each detective is in charge of their own case file until one day, the cases somehow seem to tangle up together into one big mystery. Inevitably, the detectives are without choice but to team up together in tackling the intriguing, but knotty mystery. Despite differing opinions and amidst complications, the detectives work together to unravel the truth behind the suspect's agenda. Taking the lead role as the freshman detective is Jun Matsumoto from the national idol group "Arashi". He plays detective Shuntaro Tokita, who has the tendency of sticking his head in things too far out of sympathy or excessive emotions towards his clients or research objects. This trait leads him to take unnecessary steps, ones that often times lead him to trouble. Contrary to Shuntaro, Teru Nitta (Eita) is a well composed detective working for the same agency. He eyes Shuntaro with a cold stare and ordinarily conflicts with his opinions. Watching over Shuntaro and Teru like a big brother is Jyunpei Asahi (Yoh Ohizumi), a senior detective who goes in between the two and tries to settle their disputes but rather ends up complicating the situation instead. Filled with "action", "comedy", and "positive thinking", the action packed entertainment show is sure to appeal to the entire family from children to adults. The team of 7 detectives with differing opinions, bold character, laughs, thrilling moments and high scaled action will keep you on your toes at all times. Not a moment shall be missed!

11.30am

Final

DRAMA

A LIFE: A LOVE Ep10

11.30am

Final

DRAMA

A LIFE: A LOVE Ep10

This is the story of a man who is totally encompassed with his work at his hospital. He loses his position there due to his close friend’s decision, and moves to the US where he lives alone. 10 years go by, and he returns as an incredibly skilled surgeon. The reason that he comes back is to save his former teacher from illness. That teacher also happens to be the father of his ex-girlfriend. His childhood friend who forced him out of the hospital is now married to his ex-girlfriend, and has also become heir to the hospital. Our protagonist goes through many new trials in his quest to save his teacher. Without knowing the ties to his childhood that he is entangled in…

11.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

11.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

11.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

11.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

11.30am

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

11.30am

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

11.30am

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

11.30am

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

Sumire Iwaya works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a career woman with both wit and charm, having looks fit for a model and the brains to graduated from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by her boyfriend who she thought she would marry, and on top of that, she was demoted at work to bring her to her lowest point in life. One day, she takes in a beautiful young boy who she finds homeless in a cardboard box in front of her home. She sees similarities in the boy and her beloved dog Momo that she used to own, and suggests that he live with her as a pet. Her time spent with him gradually becomes more and more relaxing…
12
pm

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

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!

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

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!

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

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!

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

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!

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

12.45pm

WAKUWAKU JAPAN INFORMATION

12.45pm

WAKUWAKU JAPAN INFORMATION

Information from WAKUWAKU JAPAN

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide
1
pm

1.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep18

1.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep18

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 )

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

1.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Detective Team 6 for Local Gourmet in Center of Japan

1.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Detective Team 6 for Local Gourmet in Center of Japan

A varied star-studded line-up of guests chained comedy duo Garage-sale to games and quizzes based on and set in Kanazawa City in Ishikawa prefecture. Enjoy watching the men and women taking part in the ‘Hug a balloon till it bursts race’, as well as other lively confrontations. Also get a look at some local foods, such as Enshu Yumesaki Beef, and extra large Ise lobster.

1.30pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep4

1.30pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep4

Misaki Sakurai, with her dream to be a pastry chef, has not had any romantic relationships at all and even forgot how to kiss. One day, she was fired and her job hunting did not go well either. While she is in desperate situation, she met her first crush in high school days , Chiaki Shibasaki. Chiaki offers Misaki a live-in part-time job at his restaurant in Shonan. Misaki has suddenly started to live with Chiaki in the same house. However, there are extra brothers in the house. Third sun, Touma Shibasaki (Shuhei Nomura) is a playboy and clown. The second boy and master chef, Kanata Sibazaki is the one running the restaurant. He is annoying and does not admit Misaki as a pastry chef and uses her as gofer.
Starring: Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, Shuhei Nomura

1.30pm

First

ENTERTAINMENT

Why Did You Come To Japan? Special Ep1

1.30pm

First

ENTERTAINMENT

Why Did You Come To Japan? Special Ep1

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

1.30pm

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

1.30pm

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!

1.30pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

1.30pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

This love comedy continues on in Taiwan in this special edition spin off. Fey is working as a waitress in a restaurant by the seaside. She is a very ordinary girl, and has a crush on the restaurant owner and chef Tony. One day, a young Japanese guy who rides a BMX and who goes by the name of Touma Shibasaki declares his love for her. Fey is bewildered by the sudden progression… (Highlights) The main character, the youngest of the three brothers from ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’ Touma Shibasaki is played by Shuhei Nomura. Fey is played by the incredibly beautiful and highly talented actress, Wang Yi Wen. Tetsu, a good friend of Fey’s from work is played by Teddy, a member of the hugely popular idol group ‘SpeXial’. Fey’s close friend Lulu is played by Ting, from Taiwanese idol group A’N’D. And Fey’s crush Tony, a young go-getter is played by Chiu Hao Chi. The line-up of co-stars is a star-studded affair, showing us a new side to ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’.

1.30pm

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

1.30pm

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

7 detectives, each with their own unique style in problem solving work at the same detective agency. Each detective is in charge of their own case file until one day, the cases somehow seem to tangle up together into one big mystery. Inevitably, the detectives are without choice but to team up together in tackling the intriguing, but knotty mystery. Despite differing opinions and amidst complications, the detectives work together to unravel the truth behind the suspect's agenda. Taking the lead role as the freshman detective is Jun Matsumoto from the national idol group "Arashi". He plays detective Shuntaro Tokita, who has the tendency of sticking his head in things too far out of sympathy or excessive emotions towards his clients or research objects. This trait leads him to take unnecessary steps, ones that often times lead him to trouble. Contrary to Shuntaro, Teru Nitta (Eita) is a well composed detective working for the same agency. He eyes Shuntaro with a cold stare and ordinarily conflicts with his opinions. Watching over Shuntaro and Teru like a big brother is Jyunpei Asahi (Yoh Ohizumi), a senior detective who goes in between the two and tries to settle their disputes but rather ends up complicating the situation instead. Filled with "action", "comedy", and "positive thinking", the action packed entertainment show is sure to appeal to the entire family from children to adults. The team of 7 detectives with differing opinions, bold character, laughs, thrilling moments and high scaled action will keep you on your toes at all times. Not a moment shall be missed!

1.30pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

1.30pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

Misaki Sakurai, with her dream to be a pastry chef, has not had any romantic relationships at all and even forgot how to kiss. One day, she was fired and her job hunting did not go well either. While she is in desperate situation, she met her first crush in high school days , Chiaki Shibasaki. Chiaki offers Misaki a live-in part-time job at his restaurant in Shonan. Misaki has suddenly started to live with Chiaki in the same house. However, there are extra brothers in the house. Third sun, Touma Shibasaki (Shuhei Nomura) is a playboy and clown. The second boy and master chef, Kanata Sibazaki is the one running the restaurant. He is annoying and does not admit Misaki as a pastry chef and uses her as gofer.
Starring: Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, Shuhei Nomura
2
pm

2.30pm

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

2.30pm

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

2.30pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

2.30pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

2.30pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

2.30pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

2.30pm

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

2.30pm

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

2.30pm

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

2.30pm

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

Sumire Iwaya works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a career woman with both wit and charm, having looks fit for a model and the brains to graduated from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by her boyfriend who she thought she would marry, and on top of that, she was demoted at work to bring her to her lowest point in life. One day, she takes in a beautiful young boy who she finds homeless in a cardboard box in front of her home. She sees similarities in the boy and her beloved dog Momo that she used to own, and suggests that he live with her as a pet. Her time spent with him gradually becomes more and more relaxing…
3
pm

3.00pm

CULTURE

Feel it in Shinjuku! -Fashion Museum-

3.00pm

CULTURE

Feel it in Shinjuku! -Fashion Museum-

People from the fashion industry all around the world are said to come to Tokyo to visit this department store. They go there for the ‘World’s Best Fashion Museum’, and this show takes a look at the work and moving experiences that are had there.

3.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

3.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

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!

3.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

3.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

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!

3.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

3.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

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!

3.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep89

3.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep89

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!

3.30pm

First

DRAMA

When You Wish Upon A Sakura Ep1

3.30pm

First

DRAMA

When You Wish Upon A Sakura Ep1

This spring comes a 5,272 km love story that ties Indonesia and Japan! Elly, a female Indonesian college student, and Ryo, a Japanese man, met through SNS. The two meet in Japan, spend time together, and begin falling in love... However, differences in language and culture block their path and an inescapable fate awaits them. How will the love between these two turn out?

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep18

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep18

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 )

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep19

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep19

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 )

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep20

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep20

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 )

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep21

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep21

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 )

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep22

3.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Sushi and Beyond Ep22

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 )
4
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4.00pm

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

4.00pm

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

Our scene is set in a certain guesthouse in Tokyo. Over the duration of week, two very different types of Japanese guys play escort to a woman who is currently travelling around Asia. In a strange land, a new country, and with a limited amount of time, there are new encounters, and a hospitality only found in Japanese guys who are casually led along. This is one girl and two guys. Sure enough, someone is about to fall in love?

4.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep159

4.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep159

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

4.00pm

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

4.00pm

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

Our scene is set in a certain guesthouse in Tokyo. Over the duration of week, two very different types of Japanese guys play escort to a woman who is currently travelling around Asia. In a strange land, a new country, and with a limited amount of time, there are new encounters, and a hospitality only found in Japanese guys who are casually led along. This is one girl and two guys. Sure enough, someone is about to fall in love?

4.00pm

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

4.00pm

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

Do you know about Japanese fish? Get an up close and personal look at the secrets and charms of tasty and safe fish brought into fishing ports all around Japan and sent all over the world! And, check out a restaurant in Singapore that serves delicious Japanese fish!

4.00pm

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

4.00pm

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

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!

4.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

4.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

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.

4.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Ultraman X Ep4

4.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Ultraman X Ep4

As Ultra Flares from the sun blanket the Earth, Spark Dolls that had been hidden underground and in the sea are turned into monsters. In order to deal with the sudden outbreak of invading aliens, humanity arms itself with machines of super science and forms the defensive team Xio. 15 years later... A member of Xio, Oozora Daichi, hears a mysterious voice while in combat against a monster. "Unite..." Just as Daichi is on the verge of being obliterated by the creature, he finds himself bathed in a radiant light.

4.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep160

4.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep160

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

4.30pm

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

4.30pm

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

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!

4.30pm

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

4.30pm

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

Popular food loving public figure, Remi Hirano welcomes talent star Yuuji to his variety cooking show that takes him to many different locations under the theme of ‘Sharing the fun of food all over Japan!’. Check out the juicy info broadcast, as they do and say as much as they like! Remi’s shocking ‘Idea Recipe’ features in the cooking corner. This is a show that will put a spring in any viewer’s step!

4.30pm

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

4.30pm

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

Reminding you of a feeling that you have all but forgotten. Udochan’s carefree travel has something for everyone. He easily interacts with the locals he meets along the way, on a journey that has no model route. This show is more of a travel drama rather than simply a travel guide. Through encounters with unique individuals, his journey moves through the unpredictable! Sit back and enjoy Udon-chan’s joy and kindness on this journey!
5
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5.00pm

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

5.00pm

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

Overwhelmingly popular toddler and young kids show ‘be Ponki Kids’ 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!

5.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Kis-My BUSAIKU !?(ENG) Ep4

5.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Kis-My BUSAIKU !?(ENG) Ep4

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!

5.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep161

5.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep161

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep41

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep41

A brand new program introducing Japanese foods and festivals every day! It’s full of must-see info for travelers going to Japan.

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep43

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep43

A brand new program introducing Japanese foods and festivals every day! It’s full of must-see info for travelers going to Japan.

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep48

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep48

A brand new program introducing Japanese foods and festivals every day! It’s full of must-see info for travelers going to Japan.

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep54

5.00pm

CULTURE

SHIKI-ORIORI -JAPAN FOOD & FESTIVAL- Ep54

A brand new program introducing Japanese foods and festivals every day! It’s full of must-see info for travelers going to Japan.

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

5.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

5.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

OUT or GOOD Ep4

It’s a fact. There are hopeless human beings who exist in society and while they may be referred to as being “OUTcasts” from the general public’s perspective, they remain true to themselves, in honesty, more so than the general public. In fact, this may be exactly why they have become these “OUTcasts”. After all, many legendary scholars or artists seemed to have lost their common sense or stood out from society in general. There is only a fine line between those on the outside and those on the inside. Hosts Matsuko Deluxe and Hiroyuki Yabe will guide you through this cheerful talk variety show, rooting for the underdogs!

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep162

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep162

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.
6
pm

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Don't do that! Ep5

6.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Don't do that! Ep5

Don’t’ be shocked…but your life is full of mistakes! A new entertainment program which points all the mistakes hidden in your daily lives. Something you believe in doing may be a terrible mistake. 1. Stick a tissue in your nose when you have bloody nose…Stop doing that! 2. Putting on a sun screen cream right before leaving house…Don’t do that! 3. Placing eggs on the very top of the shopping bag…Don’t do that! 4. Buying the heaviest lettuce…Stop! Don’t do that! You will be surprised at how much your life have been full of misunderstandings.

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Kis-My BUSAIKU !?(ENG) Ep4

6.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Kis-My BUSAIKU !?(ENG) Ep4

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!

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep168

6.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep168

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?
7
pm

7.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Tsukai TV Sukatto Japan Ep4

7.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Tsukai TV Sukatto Japan Ep4

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!

7.00pm

First

ENTERTAINMENT

The Before and After Special Ep1

7.00pm

First

ENTERTAINMENT

The Before and After Special Ep1

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.

Starring: George Tokoro

7.00pm

Final

CULTURE

THE JAPANESE TEA WORLD Ep2

7.00pm

Final

CULTURE

THE JAPANESE TEA WORLD Ep2

The most loved beverage of all time in Japan, Japanese tea. Presenter Maki Aizawa and Oscar a Swede enchanted by the wonders of Japanese tea share great unknown wonders of Japanese tea, such as knowledge that has been passed down by our ancestors to become the tradition of Japanese tea, the unrelenting effort of artisans in their approach to Japanese tea, the power of branding, utensils, making delicious tea and more, with viewers.

7.00pm

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

7.00pm

Final

CULTURE

Deliver to the world fresh and delicious Japanese fish Ep2

Do you know about Japanese fish? Get an up close and personal look at the secrets and charms of tasty and safe fish brought into fishing ports all around Japan and sent all over the world! And, check out a restaurant in Singapore that serves delicious Japanese fish!

7.00pm

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

7.00pm

CULTURE

Travel Salad Season2 Ep5

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!

7.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

7.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Yatata Girls Traveling Ep5

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.

7.00pm

CULTURE

Feel it in Shinjuku! -Fashion Museum-

7.00pm

CULTURE

Feel it in Shinjuku! -Fashion Museum-

People from the fashion industry all around the world are said to come to Tokyo to visit this department store. They go there for the ‘World’s Best Fashion Museum’, and this show takes a look at the work and moving experiences that are had there.

7.30pm

CULTURE

Meat Lovers Channel Ep13

7.30pm

CULTURE

Meat Lovers Channel Ep13

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.

7.30pm

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

7.30pm

First

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep1

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!

7.30pm

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

7.30pm

CULTURE

Remy's delicious style Ep11

Popular food loving public figure, Remi Hirano welcomes talent star Yuuji to his variety cooking show that takes him to many different locations under the theme of ‘Sharing the fun of food all over Japan!’. Check out the juicy info broadcast, as they do and say as much as they like! Remi’s shocking ‘Idea Recipe’ features in the cooking corner. This is a show that will put a spring in any viewer’s step!

7.30pm

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

7.30pm

CULTURE

Udo-chan's Trip Ep5

Reminding you of a feeling that you have all but forgotten. Udochan’s carefree travel has something for everyone. He easily interacts with the locals he meets along the way, on a journey that has no model route. This show is more of a travel drama rather than simply a travel guide. Through encounters with unique individuals, his journey moves through the unpredictable! Sit back and enjoy Udon-chan’s joy and kindness on this journey!

7.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep90

7.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep90

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!
8
pm

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep25

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep26

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep27

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep28

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep29

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep29

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep25

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep26

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep27

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep28

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep29

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep29

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep25

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep26

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep27

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep28

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep29

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep29

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto
9
pm

9.00pm

First

DRAMA

When You Wish Upon A Sakura Ep1

9.00pm

First

DRAMA

When You Wish Upon A Sakura Ep1

This spring comes a 5,272 km love story that ties Indonesia and Japan! Elly, a female Indonesian college student, and Ryo, a Japanese man, met through SNS. The two meet in Japan, spend time together, and begin falling in love... However, differences in language and culture block their path and an inescapable fate awaits them. How will the love between these two turn out?

9.00pm

Final

DRAMA

A LIFE: A LOVE Ep10

9.00pm

Final

DRAMA

A LIFE: A LOVE Ep10

This is the story of a man who is totally encompassed with his work at his hospital. He loses his position there due to his close friend’s decision, and moves to the US where he lives alone. 10 years go by, and he returns as an incredibly skilled surgeon. The reason that he comes back is to save his former teacher from illness. That teacher also happens to be the father of his ex-girlfriend. His childhood friend who forced him out of the hospital is now married to his ex-girlfriend, and has also become heir to the hospital. Our protagonist goes through many new trials in his quest to save his teacher. Without knowing the ties to his childhood that he is entangled in…

9.00pm

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

9.00pm

DRAMA

Specialist (2016) Ep5

Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!

9.00pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

9.00pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Another day in Taiwan

This love comedy continues on in Taiwan in this special edition spin off. Fey is working as a waitress in a restaurant by the seaside. She is a very ordinary girl, and has a crush on the restaurant owner and chef Tony. One day, a young Japanese guy who rides a BMX and who goes by the name of Touma Shibasaki declares his love for her. Fey is bewildered by the sudden progression… (Highlights) The main character, the youngest of the three brothers from ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’ Touma Shibasaki is played by Shuhei Nomura. Fey is played by the incredibly beautiful and highly talented actress, Wang Yi Wen. Tetsu, a good friend of Fey’s from work is played by Teddy, a member of the hugely popular idol group ‘SpeXial’. Fey’s close friend Lulu is played by Ting, from Taiwanese idol group A’N’D. And Fey’s crush Tony, a young go-getter is played by Chiu Hao Chi. The line-up of co-stars is a star-studded affair, showing us a new side to ‘A Girl & Three Sweethearts’.

9.00pm

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

9.00pm

DRAMA

Lucky Seven Ep5

7 detectives, each with their own unique style in problem solving work at the same detective agency. Each detective is in charge of their own case file until one day, the cases somehow seem to tangle up together into one big mystery. Inevitably, the detectives are without choice but to team up together in tackling the intriguing, but knotty mystery. Despite differing opinions and amidst complications, the detectives work together to unravel the truth behind the suspect's agenda. Taking the lead role as the freshman detective is Jun Matsumoto from the national idol group "Arashi". He plays detective Shuntaro Tokita, who has the tendency of sticking his head in things too far out of sympathy or excessive emotions towards his clients or research objects. This trait leads him to take unnecessary steps, ones that often times lead him to trouble. Contrary to Shuntaro, Teru Nitta (Eita) is a well composed detective working for the same agency. He eyes Shuntaro with a cold stare and ordinarily conflicts with his opinions. Watching over Shuntaro and Teru like a big brother is Jyunpei Asahi (Yoh Ohizumi), a senior detective who goes in between the two and tries to settle their disputes but rather ends up complicating the situation instead. Filled with "action", "comedy", and "positive thinking", the action packed entertainment show is sure to appeal to the entire family from children to adults. The team of 7 detectives with differing opinions, bold character, laughs, thrilling moments and high scaled action will keep you on your toes at all times. Not a moment shall be missed!

9.00pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

9.00pm

DRAMA

A Girl & Three Sweethearts Ep5

Misaki Sakurai, with her dream to be a pastry chef, has not had any romantic relationships at all and even forgot how to kiss. One day, she was fired and her job hunting did not go well either. While she is in desperate situation, she met her first crush in high school days , Chiaki Shibasaki. Chiaki offers Misaki a live-in part-time job at his restaurant in Shonan. Misaki has suddenly started to live with Chiaki in the same house. However, there are extra brothers in the house. Third sun, Touma Shibasaki (Shuhei Nomura) is a playboy and clown. The second boy and master chef, Kanata Sibazaki is the one running the restaurant. He is annoying and does not admit Misaki as a pastry chef and uses her as gofer.
Starring: Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, Shuhei Nomura

9.00pm

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep5

9.00pm

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep5

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.
10
pm

10.00pm

MOVIE

What I Long For

10.00pm

MOVIE

What I Long For

Juri commits suicide and becomes a ghost without a body. But as she wanders the world after death, she starts to notice a bizarre creature that she never saw while she was alive. Juri calls this creatures a "bug man", and it lures weak-hearted humans into committing suicide. As a ghost, Juri gets to observe the suffering of those who choose death and the effects they have on the people around them in this unique young adult dark fantasy show.

10.00pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

10.00pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep10

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

10.00pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

10.00pm

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep11

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

10.00pm

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

10.00pm

Final

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep12

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

10.00pm

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

10.00pm

First

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep1

Sumire Iwaya works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a career woman with both wit and charm, having looks fit for a model and the brains to graduated from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by her boyfriend who she thought she would marry, and on top of that, she was demoted at work to bring her to her lowest point in life. One day, she takes in a beautiful young boy who she finds homeless in a cardboard box in front of her home. She sees similarities in the boy and her beloved dog Momo that she used to own, and suggests that he live with her as a pet. Her time spent with him gradually becomes more and more relaxing…

10.00pm

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep2

10.00pm

DRAMA

Kimi wa Pet Ep2

Sumire Iwaya works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a career woman with both wit and charm, having looks fit for a model and the brains to graduated from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by her boyfriend who she thought she would marry, and on top of that, she was demoted at work to bring her to her lowest point in life. One day, she takes in a beautiful young boy who she finds homeless in a cardboard box in front of her home. She sees similarities in the boy and her beloved dog Momo that she used to own, and suggests that he live with her as a pet. Her time spent with him gradually becomes more and more relaxing…

10.15pm

First

ENTERTAINMENT

Why Did You Come To Japan? Special Ep1

10.15pm

First

ENTERTAINMENT

Why Did You Come To Japan? Special Ep1

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

10.40pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

10.40pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep55

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!

10.40pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

10.40pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep56

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!

10.40pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

10.40pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep57

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!
11
pm

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep119

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep120

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep121

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep122

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep123

11.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep123

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

11.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep89

11.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep89

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!

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep164

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep165

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep166

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep167

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep168

11.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep168

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

12.00am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

1.00am

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

Our scene is set in a certain guesthouse in Tokyo. Over the duration of week, two very different types of Japanese guys play escort to a woman who is currently travelling around Asia. In a strange land, a new country, and with a limited amount of time, there are new encounters, and a hospitality only found in Japanese guys who are casually led along. This is one girl and two guys. Sure enough, someone is about to fall in love?

2.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

2.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

3.00am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

3.40am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

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!

4.00am

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

Our scene is set in a certain guesthouse in Tokyo. Over the duration of week, two very different types of Japanese guys play escort to a woman who is currently travelling around Asia. In a strange land, a new country, and with a limited amount of time, there are new encounters, and a hospitality only found in Japanese guys who are casually led along. This is one girl and two guys. Sure enough, someone is about to fall in love?

5.00am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

5.20am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

5.40am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

6.00am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30am

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

7.00am

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

Overwhelmingly popular toddler and young kids show ‘be Ponki Kids’ 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!

7.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

8.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

9.10am

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

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!

9.30am

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

9.50am

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

10.10am

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

10.30am

DRAMA

The After-Dinner Mysteries Ep4

A sharp-tongued butler named Kageyama comes to serve Reiko, the only daughter of a major business conglomerate. Although Reiko is a well-bred young lady she is also a rookie detective at the Kunitachi Police Station. She works on difficult cases and is able to solve them thanks to the great deductive powers of Kageyama. This series is a mystery with comedic elements.

11.30am

DRAMA

Brave "YOSHIHIKO" And The Great Satan's Castle Ep9

A long time ago, a mysterious plague spread across the country, causing many to lose their lives. Yoshihiko is an upright and pure man, chosen to be the hero. He sets out on a journey to save his village. His journey has two goals. One is to find a medicinal plant that is a cure for the plague, and to bring it back to the village. And the other is to save his father Teruhiko who previously left on the same mission to find the healing herbs. The hero of this story Yoshihiko’s adventure is about to begin!

12.10pm

CULTURE

Ramen Walker TV2 Ep54

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!

12.30pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep23

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

12.50pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep23

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

1.10pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep23

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

1.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Detective Team 6 for Local Gourmet in Center of Japan

A varied star-studded line-up of guests chained comedy duo Garage-sale to games and quizzes based on and set in Kanazawa City in Ishikawa prefecture. Enjoy watching the men and women taking part in the ‘Hug a balloon till it bursts race’, as well as other lively confrontations. Also get a look at some local foods, such as Enshu Yumesaki Beef, and extra large Ise lobster.

3.00pm

CULTURE

Feel it in Shinjuku! -Fashion Museum-

People from the fashion industry all around the world are said to come to Tokyo to visit this department store. They go there for the ‘World’s Best Fashion Museum’, and this show takes a look at the work and moving experiences that are had there.

3.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep89

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!

4.00pm

CULTURE

DOCCI? Ep2

Our scene is set in a certain guesthouse in Tokyo. Over the duration of week, two very different types of Japanese guys play escort to a woman who is currently travelling around Asia. In a strange land, a new country, and with a limited amount of time, there are new encounters, and a hospitality only found in Japanese guys who are casually led along. This is one girl and two guys. Sure enough, someone is about to fall in love?

5.00pm

First

CULTURE

WAKUWAKU be PONKICKIES Ep1

Overwhelmingly popular toddler and young kids show ‘be Ponki Kids’ 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!

5.30pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

Detective Conan Ep118

Shinichi Kudo, a high school student detective, possesses the intellect to solve many hard cases that even the police have abandoned. However, one day he witnesses a suspicious transaction involving men in all black. In order to maintain his silence, he’s forced to drink a mysterious liquid and his body changes into that of a first-grader. And thus, the adventures of the small Detective Conan begin, as he faces countless mysterious cases.

6.00pm

ANIME/SUPER HERO

ONE PIECE Ep163

It is the age of pirates, and a boy named Luffy - whose body can stretch like rubber thanks to him eating a demon fruit - vows to become the king of the pirates. Through his journey, Luffy gathers a number of trusty companions and forms a group named the Straw Hat Crew. Although strong enemies stand in their way, the bonds between Luffy and his friends help them pull through. Where will the Straw Hat Crew' journey lead them?

6.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Kis-My BUSAIKU !?(ENG) Ep4

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!

7.00pm

ENTERTAINMENT

Tsukai TV Sukatto Japan Ep4

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!

8.00pm

DRAMA

Oshin Ep24

Oshin is a young girl born into a poor peasant family in Yamagata and is traded as a servant to another family for one bale of rice. Taking place in times of great upheaval between the Meiji period and the post-war Showa period, this drama builds on the themes of war and peace, of what it means to be a woman, and of family bonds as Oshin faces life’s hardships.

8.20pm

DRAMA

Bon Appetit! Ep24

Meiko, having been a big eater ever since childhood, is always thinking about food. Before she knows it, she changes from having a passion for eating to a passion for feeding people, and this becomes her way of supporting the people she cares about. This emotional drama depicts half of the heroine’s life as she uses food as a tool to grow as a strong mother, during a time period of great upheaval.

Starring: Anne, Masahiro Higashide

8.40pm

DRAMA

Ama-chan Ep24

Aki is a high school girl who’s shy and hates being the center of attention. She takes quite the shock when she encounters her grandmother working as an ama, or diver woman, in Aki’s mother’s hometown of Kita-Sanriku in Tohoku. Aki decides she wants to become an ama too. Regaining her enjoyment of life in that luxurious natural environment, Aki goes on to become the symbol of the town as a “hometown idol.” This heartwarming comical story is set in Tohoku and written by the popular screenwriter Kankuro Kudo.

Starring: Rena Nounen, Kyoko Koizumi, Ai Hashimoto

NOW ON AIR

9.00pm

First

DRAMA

When You Wish Upon A Sakura Ep1

This spring comes a 5,272 km love story that ties Indonesia and Japan! Elly, a female Indonesian college student, and Ryo, a Japanese man, met through SNS. The two meet in Japan, spend time together, and begin falling in love... However, differences in language and culture block their path and an inescapable fate awaits them. How will the love between these two turn out?

10.00pm

MOVIE

What I Long For

Juri commits suicide and becomes a ghost without a body. But as she wanders the world after death, she starts to notice a bizarre creature that she never saw while she was alive. Juri calls this creatures a "bug man", and it lures weak-hearted humans into committing suicide. As a ghost, Juri gets to observe the suffering of those who choose death and the effects they have on the people around them in this unique young adult dark fantasy show.

11.30pm

CULTURE

Kawaii Asia Ep89

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!