While most people would kick off their Japan adventures in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka – let’s fast forward you to Japan’s most underrated OG gem: Niigata!
Nature-esk Insta-spots…tempting food, drink…
traditional culture… What is Sakeology?
all of this after a 2 hours train ride from Tokyo!
Your Japanese journey isn’t over.
It’s time to explore more of this hidden OG gem: Niigata!
From nature…to rice and…timeless traditions.
Let’s soak in art, nature and indulge on a Japanese foodie trail
that will satisfy anyone’s cravings.
Get ready to… to ENJOY NIIGATA’s KINGDOM
BOYS & MEN is a very popular male idol group in Japan. In this new series, they rediscover and report on Japan by experiencing first hand Japanese pop culture, traditional culture and craftsmanship, highlighting many of Japan’s charms. In Episode #1, for example, they introduce how Japanese swords are made.
The number of cruise ships arrived in Japan and foreign passengers by cruise ships have been recorded the highest number ever last year. In the program, we introduce Japanese culture in countryside linked with domestic cruise ships. Singaporean reporter, Anita Kapoor, and Malaysian photographer, Andy Kho experience the Japanese spirit of “Wa” such as traditional culture, pop culture, and a new culture born both from tradition and contemporary fusion based culture while visiting cruise ship's port of calls and surrounding areas. We present the charm of Japan worldwide to increase inbound tourists.
■ Episode list
＃1 Yo-kai World（SHIMANE・TOTTORI）
＃2 Traditional Scenery and Pop Culture（TOTTORI）
＃3 World-famous Silver Mine and Kagura（SHIMANE)
＃4 Kimono Project（FUKUOKA)
＃5 Experience the tradition in ancient capital（ISHIKAWA）
＃6 Special Edition & Cruise Trip
Founded in 1961, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra is the only professional orchestra based in Hokkaido. Also known as “Sakkyo,” the Orchestra gives around 120 concerts a year. In 2018, Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert was appointed as the new chief conductor of Sakkyo. The program features the rehearsals and the inaugural concert of the new chief conductor, shedding light on how Sakkyo, under the baton of Mr. Bamert, approached An Alpine Symphony (written by Richard Strauss), one of the most challenging masterpieces in classic music that requires a large orchestra comprised of more than 100 musicians. How does Mr. Bamert conduct and orchestrate the music? What are his secrets?
When we clean, we polish the heart and polish the smile.
At one time or another, everyone has probably felt the urge to clean because “tidying up makes you feel good and refreshed.”
Have you ever thought that people who clean, polish their own hearts as well?
And in so doing, they clean the grime from their hearts.
And what emerges after polishing are...things that shine, and, a smile that sparkles.
Through sound and images, this program shows how “sparkling smiles” are born after polishing.
This is a thrilling variety program that documents the world's most AMAZING people, their occupations and their way of life. What will happen if we tail them? It is an unpredictable journey, entertaining the viewers with startling discoveries. Popular TV personalities, actors/actresses and athletes act as reporters and experience the wondrous world of the most AMAZING people who are professionals or well-celebrated in the field, or are special but known only by few. By tailing these AMAZING people, the reporters encounter many attractive people and heartwarming events, accompanied with unexpected happenings at times. It is an exciting, adventurous drama with no script.
在跟随的途中不知道会发生什么“紧张的” “惊人的” “激动的”的感觉。跟随这些了不起人物的过程中和很多人发生感动人心的交流。而偶尔也会发生意想不到的事情！？无论如何和【了不起人物】的接触，让我们近距离看到他们执着的追求，真情的挑战，难以想象的世界展现在我们面前时的感动和震惊，让我们在路途上不停的追逐他们的故事。
Each week, 6 popular models of Shibuya and Harajuku styles will pick up the “kawaii” trends which the girls are most curious about and introduce them to the world!
Meet the “kawaii” from all over Japan such as regional specialties, sweets, sightseeing spots, events, Yuru-Chara mascot characters, local idol groups, animals, shopping malls and many more!
What makes a person attractive and charming? Some may say a good personality, being knowledgeable in various fields, being an expert in one area, or having cultural understanding etc. Do you think you are charming enough? Topics covered include economy, history, culture, music and much more. Each episode has a theme titled as "Let’s go to ... to enhance your charm!" and presents the viewers with various video clips that stimulate their intellectual curiosity. By watching these videos, the presenters and the viewers are able to raise their level of attractiveness. "Charming Workers’ Directory" section draws attentions to occupations and its professionals who are not often spotlighted. This is a variety program that feeds the viewers’ intellectual curiosity with tips to enrich their personal charm.
Japan is seen as a very uniform country but there is great diversity in the homes and lives of Japanese residents. This program explores some of Japan’s more unique homes and the personalities of the people who live in them. Home owner’s characters and personalities are reflected in a home where he or she lives. From this viewpoint, we focus on a variety of unique houses around Japan together with the families who live there and particulars about their own homes. We also introduce simple-to-follow interior and how to store household items in great detail. The program can help you improve your daily lives.