The number one Japanese-language channel in North America, TV JAPAN provides a rich lineup of news, entertainment and sports from top Japanese networks: NHK, Fuji TV, TBS, TV Asahi, Nippon TV and TV Tokyo. Many of the news programs offer English as a secondary audio service.
Select programs are provided with English subtitles and bilingual coverage of the Grand Sumo tournaments.
“Toto Nee-Chan: Fatherly Sister” [Sun – Fri, 9:45pm ET] © NHK
New morning drama serial following “Sunshiny Asa.” This drama is about a girl Kohashi Tsuneko who takes care of her mother and younger sisters on behalf of her father who had passed away and depicts her life through the pre-war days to the Showa era.
“YOWAMUSHI PEDAL”<with English subtitles> [Tuesdays, 6:30pm ET] © Wataru Watanabe(Akitashoten)2008/ Yowamushi Pedal
Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who has just entered high school. Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari (referred to as a “Mommy Bike” in the anime) – a simple and bulky bicycle designed for short rides – for transportation and fun. A fellow freshman, and much more serious cyclist, named Shunsuke Imaizumi notices Onoda riding his mamachari and mocks him inwardly until he sees Onoda riding up a steep hill with little effort. Another student named Naruko visits Akihabara to get some plastic Gundam models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda, who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club at their high school, Sohoku.
“Far Away Neighbors” [Wednesdays, 8:00pm ET] © Asahi Broadcasting Corp.
This is a new type of documentary entertainment that goes beyond the framework of existing programs: A celebrity becomes a traveler, searches for expats from their own country in faraway places and makes a report on their lives before and how they live now.
“VS Arashi” [Fridays, 8:57pm ET] © FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.
Pop idol group Arashi challenge unique and oriinal large scaled games, battling against the guest eam in physically challenging sensational amusement variety show. Now the show is more powerful than ever, with a surprise “guest” joining Arashi’s team each time, challenging their physical strength, knowledge and courage. The game battles are guaranteed to bring the family to a roaring laughter, brought to you from a studio-turned- into-a- mega-game- park.
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