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  • Travel

DISCOVER JAPAN KYUSHU

A popular Australian female talent will visit the blessings of the volcano, and experience various activities, food culture, and hot springs, centering on the national park areas where some of the volcanos of Kyushu are located. The first episode is Oita, the second episode is Kumamoto, the third ep...

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Explore Japan

This series showcases a wide range of topics about Japan, from traditional craftsmanship to pop culture, modern technology, food, travel, lifestyle, and more.

It presents the audience with different aspects of Japan and its many well-known and lesser-known “Worlds” - from miniatures to space, aes...

  • Human

Hideaki Anno: The Final Challenge of Evangelion

Anime's legendary Evangelion franchise is finally coming to an end. NHK spent four years with exclusive access to director Hideaki Anno, documenting the creative process behind the final installment, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time. For the first time, the camera is allowed inside Anno's stud...

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Kokkodesho The Treasure Ship Performance of Nagasaki

"Taikoyama Kokkodesho" is one of the most popular autumn events in Nagasaki City, "Nagasaki Kunchi". Forty strong men throw over 1ton of “Taikoyama” and catch it with hands. We closely interviewed the challenges of the men who carry.
It is impressed by the feelings of the townspeople in their homet...

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REGENERATION: From Bullets to Brotherhood

Cape Town is caught in the grip of endless turf wars between dozens of gangs. The police and government have been unable to break the cycle of murder, robbery, gun-running, and drug trafficking. One man making a difference is Andie Steele-Smith, a businessman and pastor who braves the dangers of the...

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Tadao Ando Words for the Next Generation

Internationally renowned, award winning, visionary, architect Tadao Ando needs little introduction. His unconventional designs shook off old orthodoxies and his iconic buildings can be seen in cities around the world. Shot in breath-taking 4K, this documentary allows Ando to speak directly to the ne...

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I’d like to see you again in happiness

A Mongolian reporter knew “Detainment in Mongolia” when she started to work in Japan as a reporter in 2011. The reason she knew it is that she read an article which reported that the people who built National University of Mongolia, her alma mater, were Japanese detainees. Comparing to “Detainment i...

  • Art
  • Food/Cooking
  • Nature
  • Travel

Shaved Ice Street

Okazaki City is located in the center of Aichi Prefecture. Okazaki City is famous for its unexplored and wonderful water.
Okazaki Shaved Ice Street is lined with stores where you can enjoy delicious shaved ice made with super soft water "Shinsui" and "Sensui". This documentary filmed shaved ice in ...

  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • For Women
  • Travel

The Japanese Hospitality Challenge - Bride & Pride Spin off -

Japan's Omotenashi culture is renowned as "the world’s best hospitality”. In 2020, the number of traditional inns (ryokan) and hotels in Japan exceeded 52,000. Of all the accommodations in Japan, there is one long-established ryokan in Ishikawa Prefecture that stands apart from the others, voted Jap...

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'Matsuri' - Festivals of Japan

“Matsuri”, festivals in Japan mean succession of tradition to posterity. The festivals have long history. People pray to “Kami”, God with all their heart at the festivals. Yamaguchi Broadcasting Company has been broadcasting this series of the local festivals by keeping up the close coverage of peop...

  • Reality

Lovely Shabby Lodges

Travelogue show to explore unique and eccentric accommodations located in far remote areas of Japan. These lodges are shabby and run-down looking but fully booked by tourists almost all the time. We explore why these odd lodges are loved so much. Three accommodations in different locations are fe...

  • Art
  • Family
  • Fantasy
  • Fashion
  • Human

The Birth of a New Knit Brand

We followed the story of birth of new knit brand for 2 years.
What we sell is the most important thing…The director of new project fell in love with the high level of technology.

That day, the project members met for the first time to launch a new knit brand.
The project includes Yoshimasa Hosh...

  • Adventure
  • Education
  • Family
  • Food/Cooking
  • Human
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Travelogue

The Natural Lifestyle Special

This
is a show for outdoor lovers!
The popular section
“The Natural Lifestyle” that is being broadcast
on Niigata's information program “Evening Wide Niigata Ichiban”
has been made into a series.
Introducing seasonal trekking, apprentices who live with nature,
apprenticeships, rice planting, ...

  • Art
  • History

The Mysterious Japanese Sword

Japanese swords have been held by the great military leaders of Japan. It was a symbol of power.
It is said that Japanese swords with beautiful curves were born in Hoki country (currently Tottori prefecture) during the Heian Period (794-1185). At the time, a swordsmith named "Yasutsuna" was said to...

  • Science

Miracle Body: Breaking Limits With Hyper-Adaptability

How far can a human body adapt?

Tatyana McFadden is a medalist in the Rio Paralympic Games in all the paratrack and field distances, from the 100 meters to the marathon. She has also won the world's four major marathons. Scientific analysis reveals that her secret is in the exceptional command of...

  • Food/Cooking
  • Travel
  • Travelogue

Wa! Journey! Discover JAPAN PRIDE

“Made in Japan” is Japan’s pride. On the background, the uniqueness of Japan such as the craftsman commitment, the blessings of nature and the technology have a worldwide reputation.
In this program, reporters set off on a journey to discover the JAPAN PRIDE. They find the charm of Japanese product...

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Food/Cooking
  • Nature
  • Travel

The Natural Lifestyle

This is a show for outdoor lovers!
The popular section “Natural” that is being broadcast on Niigata's information program “Evening Wide Niigata Ichiban” has been
made into a series.
Introducing seasonal trekking, apprentices who live with nature,
apprenticeships, rice planting, harvesting rice, ...

  • History
  • Human
  • Science

Made in Hiroshima Spearheading Innovation

Neuroscientist Kenichiro Mogi uses his unique perspective to uncover the appeal of industries unique to Hiroshima Prefecture. What is their secret to fostering innovation?
In the town of Saka in the Aki District, The DaikyoNishikawa Corporation is using tree resin to revolutionize plastic technolog...

  • Education
  • Human
  • Nature

Koi Whisperer -NISHIKIGOI-

Yamakoshi, this is the place where nishikigoi originally came from.
This is a documentary of Koi farmers in Yamakoshi.
The rice paddies overflow with water from the freshly melted snow,
as do the wild ponds in which nishikigoi are raised.
The hills and valleys overflow with water and greenery.
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  • Adventure
  • Entertainment
  • Food/Cooking
  • Nature

TEPPEN MESHI!!

This is an outdoor document variety program about a famous voice actor “Shimba Tsuchiya”
climbing a mountain to the top and cooking a meal!
Before becoming a voice actor, he studied about acting, so he has strength and energy and
good athletic abilities. This is first time for him to climb a mou...

  • Family
  • Food/Cooking
  • For Women
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Travelogue

Hokkaido style

A female reporter goes out for a short trip in Hokkaido.
This program is good for adults who wants to make their travel special, slow, relaxing and comfortable.

  • Education
  • Food/Cooking
  • Travel
  • Travelogue

Travelers insights @ Nagoya

A number of travelers are coming to Japan. We are discovering the attractiveness of Nagoya city by interviewing these travelers.
What the travelers saw in Nagoya?

多くの観光客が訪れる日本。東海地方にもインバウンドの波がきている。そこで外国人観光客へのインタビューを通して、名古屋の魅力を発見する。彼らの目に名古屋はどう映っているのか!?

  • Art
  • Education
  • For Women
  • Medical/Health

Whole Again

A small factory in Nagoya makes artificial breasts and artificial appendages for patients who’ve succumbed to cancer or been involved in
horrific accidents. One woman was badly burnt in a fiery car crash and the documentary follows her progress as the lifelike epitheses
allow her to live an increa...

  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Travel

(4K) Soratabi 3000km - coastline of Hokkaido

This program is recorded by 3000km length of the coastline in Hokkaido. Only by watching the coastline, we can find the undiscovered fantastic scenery in Hokkaido. The coastline shows impressive shape, and is full of various discoveries and stories. Along the coastline, it’s thrilling and so easy to...

  • Human

Circle of Life in the Japanese dance

A documentary of a dancer who dances Japanese traditional dance. Her name is Fujikawa Zuro. She has been studying dance since she was two years old.
She is challenging to keep a tradition while making a new generation of dance.

  • Art
  • History

Collection of Artisans

Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan for over 1000 years until the mid 19th century. Because this was the Imperial center of Japan for that period, most of Japan's great traditions and culture grew and were nurtured here by dedicated artisans. Today those traditions and culture are still thriving...

  • Education
  • History
  • Human

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum-- Passing Down Hiroshima's Memories

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum opened 10 years after the Atomic bomb was dropped, and it re-opened on April 25, 2019 after renovations. With a focus on real-life pictures, the museum displays mementos from those who perished, as well as pictures from the time of the bombing, and paintings from thos...

  • Nature
  • Science

ICT Agriculture 2

This program will show you the latest Japanese
agricultural trends using cutting edge ICT!

  • Entertainment
  • Human
  • Sports

Kendama World Cup Hatsukaichi 2019

Kendama has risen in popularity around the world to exceed its origins as a traditional toy. Its popularity has spread from Japan to America, Europe, and Asia, with Kendama competitions hosted all over the globe. Watch performances from foreign players who outshine even Japanese players. The Kendama...

  • Education
  • Food/Cooking
  • Human
  • Nature
  • Science

MY SECOND HOME IN HOKKAIDO

A heartwarming documentary to show how people connect the hearts between rural and urban.
Tokachi, eastern Hokkaido, is known as Japan’s largest farming area producing wealthy agricultural, dairy, and husbandry items. In this decade, farmers in Tokachi have been hosting more than 20,000 ...

  • Education
  • Family
  • For Children
  • Nature
  • Reality

Niigata Aquatics

TeNY’s announcer approaches the wonder of aquatic world and makes interesting discovery in the aquarium. Let’s enjoy a beautiful aquarium and unseen side of it!

  • Medical/Health
  • Sports

PONY Teacher

Children call him “PONY Teacher”!!
His name is Junichiro Okawa, who is an elementary school teacher in Tottori city. He started Equestrian when he was in university. Since then, he has been devoting himself to hold activities letting children interact with pony at his workplace.
We can say, he sp...

  • Art
  • Food/Cooking
  • Travel

Sake Breweries Appetizer

Japan’s culture lies in Sake production. Blessed with quality water and a climate that is very suitable for rice growing, Japan has been producing Sake from rice since for more than a millennium. In this series, we visit sake brewries (Shuzo) around Japan that continues to carry traditional methods...

  • Comedy
  • Entertainment
  • Food/Cooking
  • Travel

Udo-chan’s Trip Special 2019

Udo-chan travels around Mino city in Gifu prefecture with a popular Japanese actor, Koji Yamamoto, and a former member of AKB48, Kayo Noro. They take a train on Nagara-gawa line and walk around wherever they wish.
Mino city is famous for some traditional craft; one of them is edged tools like “Kat...

  • Food/Cooking

Wild Taiyaki

Have you heard of a Japanese dessert, Taiyaki?
Taiyaki (literally "grilled sea bream" - seabream is supposed to bring happiness), is a small waffle-like cake filled with a sweet red bean paste. It is said that there are “wild” Taiyaki and “farmed” Taiyaki. When making regular Taiyaki, the pan used...

  • Art
  • Nature
  • Travel

Wonder Garden

Whether it be Zen gardens, tea gardens or landscape gardens, a Japanese garden is renowned for it's sublime and tranquility. Bonsai, a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce miniturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree in small container, has been an in...