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11/ 17 (Sun) 2:00PM(ET) /11:00AM(PT)
On October 21, 1600, the Battle of Sekigahara takes place that ends the Sengoku period and determines a ruler for the new era. The Battle of Sekigahara takes place between the Western Army, led by Mitsunari Ishida (Junichi Okada), and the Eastern Army, led Ieyasu Tokugawa (Koji Yakusho). Ieyasu Tokugawa attempts to keep a hold of the nation within his greedy grasp. Even though the Western Army are believed to outnumber the Eastern Army, they take losses on the battlefield. A hidden truth exists. Hatsume (Kasumi Arimura) was sent to spy on Mitsunari Ishida, but falls in love with him.

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11/ 30 (Sat) 7:55PM(ET) /4:55PM(PT)
2 people are poisoned to death by hydrogen sulfide at hot springs located in different regions. The police ask Professor Shusuke Aoe (Sho Sakurai), who is a geochemist, to determine whether the deaths were caused by freak accidents or were murders. While investigating the cases, Aoe comes across Madoka Uhara (Suzu Hirose). She guesses correctly that a natural phenomenon will take place. The police begin to suspect Madoka might be related to the deaths and a 3rd case takes place.


11/ 12 (Tue) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Natsuki Obana (Takuya Kimura) is a chef, specializing in French cuisine. He runs a restaurant in Paris that has earned 2 stars from Michelin Guide. Natsuki is confident, but he suffers from pressure trying to attain 3 stars. An unexpected case takes place. Due to that, he loses his restaurant and colleagues. Under a very difficult situation, he meets female chef Rinko Hayami (Kyoka Suzuki). They decide to start a restaurant together and struggle to make the restaurant 3 stars.

11/ 13 (Wed) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Totei University Hospital has built a massive deficit. Investor Nicholas Tange, whose nickname is Vulture, comes up with a turnaround plan for the hospital. His plan implements restructuring and cost cutting. By Nicholas Tange’s request, Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura) begins to work at the Totei University Hospital again.

11/ 14 (Thu) 1:00AM(ET) /10:00PM(PT)
Satoshi Kakeda (Nozomu Kotaki), a science geek not having any romantic experience, has fallen in love with Iijima (Fumika Baba), a cook in the college cafeteria. Expanding experiments, verifications, and fantasizing, Kakeda struggles with his first love.

Kuwano Shinsuke (Hiroshi Abe), a successful architect, is well-to-do, He is now 53, still lives alone in the same apartment, which has the latest gadgets, and enjoys single life. He is even more eccentric now, and feels a little anxious when he thinks about the future...

11/ 15 (Fri) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The story revolves around Unokichi, a grandchild of a wealthy merchant in Edo. Although he is super rich, he begins to serve as Doshin – samurai constable in the Edo period. While he lacks essential skills for constable, his detached attitude and cultured minds contribute to a resolution of mysteries.

11/ 15 (Fri) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)
"Scarlet" tells the story of heroine Kimiko Kawahara, a ceramic artist in Shigaraki, one of Japan's major ceramic production centers. The drama depicts Kimiko's passion and joy for creativity, which overcome all thwarted efforts and difficulties. The series, based on an original plot, portrays the dramatic life of a woman with determination and positive outlook in life.

11/ 15 (Fri) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Manako Amano (Yasuko Matsuyuki), a genius professor in Faculty of Engineering, is invited to the accident investigation committee and challenges the hidden truth of accidents. With the philosophy of "Learning from Failure", she untangles the mystery of the human relationships behind the accident and problems of modern society.

11/ 16 (Sat) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
This drama depicts the boyhood of "Tora-san", the character of the popular Japanese movie series "Otoko wa tsurai yo" ("It's Tough Being a Man"). The story from his secret of birth, to the departure from Shibamata station at the age of 14.

20 years have passed since the drama was born, and the combination with partner Takashi Sorimachi also entered the fifth year. Recently, the two performed the largest Hokkaido location in the drama series. A popular work by the Metropolitan Police Department special mission officer Ukyo Sugishita (Yutaka Mizutani) who tries to solve the case with his partner, Wataru Kaguragi(Takashi Sorimachi)

11/ 17 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
NHK's historical drama for 2019 follows the life story of Shiso Kanakuri and Masaji Tabata in a relay format, tracing the turbulent history from the Stockholm Olympic games in 1912 to the Tokyo games in 1964. Kanakuri was the only Japanese marathon runner who competed in the 1912 games, the first Olympics where Japan took part. Tabata played a significant role in hosting the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

11/ 17 (Sun) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Shiro Kakei (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is an attorney and he works for a small law firm. He lives with his lover Kenji Yabuki (Seiyo Uchino) who is a hairdresser. Shiro's regular routine is that after work he buys groceries at a mart which has discounted prices.Afterwards, he goes home and makes dinner.When dinner is about ready, Kenji comes home from work. While they eat, the two men talk about pretty much everything. Their time during dinner is a precious time for them.

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11/ 23 (Sat) 9:05PM(ET) /6:05PM(PT)
Edo constable Watanabe,Shogoro (Higashiyama,Noriyuki) is worried about his wife Fuku (Nakagoshi,Noriko). She has been depressed ever since her mother died a year ago. His colleague Hikozaemon thinks exchanging her mother’s personal belongings for some other things is a good way for her to find closure. He introduces Yakichi (Ito,Kentaro) who barters goods with people besides apprenticing at a oil wholesale dealer...


Vacuum Cleaner, House Dust
11/ 13 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
Useful information on health and everyday life is conveyed through various scientific demonstrations in an easy-to-understand way.

Color Jewelry in Hong Kong & Australia
11/ 14 (Thu) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Let's embark on a journey of discovery with top buyers! From fashion to gourmet and interior, finest items selected by professional connoisseurs will be introduced along with behind-the-scenes stories.

11/ 16 (Sat) 8:15PM(ET) /5:15PM(PT)
A talent show to discover a star of next generation using a unique evaluation system. The evaluations are made by sharp-tongued panel judges and a robot. Talented performers from across the nation in every genre of music from singing, playing the piano, dancing to band performance compete to become the No. 1 in their genre and win the big prize-money.

Teruhiko Saigo
11/ 18 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Veteran rakugo storyteller Shofukutei Tsurube travels across Japan with a personality, introducing families they meet along the way.

Scarlet SP Part 1
11/ 19 (Tue) 9:15PM(ET) /6:15PM(PT)
Comedy duo Sandwichman and profound guests visit spas across Japan with the aim of soaking into a bath of local residents. The program is full of laughter and tears as well as baths; we guarantee viewers will feel refreshed! Part 2 will be aired at same time next week.

Bacteria Usage for Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer
11/ 20 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
Useful information on health and everyday life is conveyed through various scientific demonstrations in an easy-to-understand way.

11/ 24 (Sun) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(PT)
Lunch ON! offers insights into working people of all kinds, by looking at their lunch. Discover what they eat as they strive to reach new heights!

11/ 27 (Wed) 8:40PM(ET) /5:40PM(PT)

11/ 29 (Fri) 8:57PM(ET) /5:57PM(PT)
Whether on land, at sea, or in the air, the world is full of mysteries and adventures waiting to be experienced. The Quest will travel anywhere in the world for the chance to take on any challenge, in a way that will surely make you laugh! It just might be the first program to sucessfully combine variety, science, and comedy!


Naoya Inoue
11/ 12 (Tue) 11:05PM(ET) /8:05PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

Abashiri Prison
11/ 13 (Wed) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Enjoy the exciting revelations of inspiring human drama of heroes, great artists and even the ordinary people that helped shape 1800 years of Japan's history.

Edogawa, Rampo Part 1
11/ 14 (Thu) 12:10AM(ET) /9:10PM(PT)
The challenges we face today are similar to what our forerunners went through. The program searches for clues to solve problems, utilizing the wisdoms of historical figures. Part 2 will be aired at same time next week.

Kumamoto Castle
11/ 14 (Thu) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

Tokyo Animal research
11/ 16 (Sat) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(PT)
The series explores the amazing stories of animals in Africa, the Americas and Asia, including Japan.

11/ 23 (Sat) 4:00PM(ET) /1:00PM(PT)
A scientific information program which explains the latest research, disasters and accidents from scientific aspects with a virtual set in the studio.

Street chef @ Washington
11/ 29 (Fri) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

11/ 30 (Sat) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
A documentary based on timely subjects famous for its dignity and in-depth reporting.


11/ 15 (Fri) 12:35AM(ET) /9:35PM(PT)
ONE OK ROCK has been focusing on overseas live tours since 2012. We accompanied their North America and Europe tour stared from February 2019. Witness the special documentary of their backstage that you can see only in this program!

Sadao Watanabe Live at Blue Note
11/ 16 (Sat) 12:10AM(ET) /9:10PM(PT)
Enjoy the concert by Japanese Jazz musician Sadao Watanabe at Blue Note Jazz Club New York with proficient players such as keyboardist Russell Ferrante.

11/ 23 (Sat) 12:10AM(ET) /9:10PM(PT)
The biggest hit movie of this year in Japan, "Weathering With You" attracts people around the world with its epic story, beautiful images, and music that perfectly matches the movie. In this program, RADWIMPS, in charge of the music for the movie, performs 4 theme songs and has a special talk live with director Makoto Sinkai about the creation of musical parts.


11/ 18 (Mon) 5:00PM(ET) /2:00PM(PT)
This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

11/ 20 (Wed) 5:00PM(ET) /2:00PM(PT)
Find out the secrets behind the popularity of Japan's finest locally-produced goods (or "ippin" in Japanese), which are gaining popularity around the world.


11/ 29 (Fri) 3:20AM(ET) /12:20AM(PT)