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©Yuki Ando/SHUEISHA ©2019 “Almost a Miracle” Film Partners
7/ 31 (Sat) 2:00PM(ET) /11:00AM(PT)
Hajime Machida (Kanata Hosoda) is a high school student. He is not good with his studies or playing sports. He does like people and he is loved by those around him. One day at school, Hajime gets hurt and he goes to the school infirmary for treatment. There, he meets classmate Nana Inohara (Nagisa Sekimizu). She treats Hajime Machida instead of the school nurse who is not there. Nana tells him that she does not like people. After that, Hajime begins to care about her and Nana begins to have feeling for him.

©藤子プロ・小学館・テレビ朝日・シンエイ・ADK 2015
One day Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian and Suneo were shooting a film as space heroes. When they were shooting the film in the open lot a boy called Aron comes and alerts them of aliens attacking his planet. They agree to help him by turning into real superheroes, but it isn't as easy as it looks.

©“SAMURAI MARATHON 1855” Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.
8/ 15 (Sun) 3:15PM(ET) /12:15PM(PT)
To prepare his warriors for potential attacks from foreign invaders, the hanshu holds a marathon. The marathon runs along a mountain path for about 58 kilometers. Retainers join the marathon to get a prize offered to them. Meanwhile, the marathon is mistakenly viewed as an act of treason by the central Edo government. Assassins are sent to the hanshu's castle. Jinnai Karasawa (Takeru Satoh) is a spy for the central government. He realizes that assassins are sent to the hanshu castle. To stop the assassins, Jinnai runs desperately.

©2020 “AI Amok” Film Partners
8/ 21 (Sat) 7:50PM(ET) /4:50PM(PT)
In 2030, AI is everywhere including the medical field, finance, and security. Artificial intelligence has become essential in people's lives. People have come to completely trust AI, but an artificial intelligence system suddenly spirals out of control. Kosuke Kiryu's (Takao Osawa) NOZOMI system begins to go amok. He created the medical AI system to help people, but the system is now determined to weed out those that it determines are not fit to live anymore and kill them in mass. Kosuke Kiryu must stop his creation before the killing begins.

Drama

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7/ 27 (Tue) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
"Lion’s house" is a hospice in a beautiful island, where the people, who are sentenced short time to live by their doctors, spend their final days in peace. Shizuku(Tsuchimura Kaho) comes here as a new young resident. With a little regret that she was not able to improve her family relations, she begins the emotion-filled communal life with unique caretaker and housemates. The residents have "snack time" at that they can request memorable snacks in their lives, but Shizuku can’t decide what to request.

©テレビ朝日
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department decides to disband the special interrogation team Kintori. The team will be disbanded in 100 days, by September, 2021, but the Yukiko Makabe (Yuki Amami) and the members of Kintori still carry out their jobs.

©TBS(Japan)
Tokyo MER is formed by order from the Governor of Tokyo, and stands for Tokyo Mobile Emergency Room. The members are emergency care professionals and they are to go to sites of dangerous accidents and disasters by ER car,which equipped with the latest medical devices and an operating area. Kota Kitami (Ryohei Suzuki) is a super doctor and leader for Tokyo MER. He holds a strong conviction that, regardless of the dangers, he will go to accident sites to save lives.

©NHK
7/ 30 (Fri) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)
NHK's 104th drama serial is a story about Momone, who was grown up with nature in an island off Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Triggered by the encounter with a popular weather forecaster, she gets to know the great possibility of weather forecasting. She starts to work as a weather forecaster in Tokyo away from family, and learns how deeply the weather is connected to people’s lives. She tries to find ways to bring people happiness through the job.

©NHK
7/ 31 (Sat) 4:00PM(ET) /1:00PM(PT)
Highlights

©"KAREINARU ICHIZOKU" written by TOYOKO YAMASAKI published by Shinchosha ©2021 WOWOW INC.
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7/ 31 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Daisuke Manpyo (Kiichi Nakai) is an owner and also president of Hanshin Bank, which ranks 10th in the nation in terms of bank deposits. Besides Hanshin Bank, Daisuke owns several others companies and real estate. He hears from his first son-in-law about a move to reorganize the commercial banks. His son-in-law works as b bureaucrat for the Ministry of the Treasury. Daisuke attempts to block his bank from being merged with another bank. He faces difficult times.

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K-20: Legend of the Mask
8/ 4 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
There is a phantom thief who is a master of disguise. Known as the mysterious thief with 20 faces, he delights in people’s reactions to his crimes. A series of thefts occur while the young assistant Kobayashi Yoshio (Takahashi Rai) is in charge in the absence of the famous detective Akechi Kogoro (Mitsushima Hikari). Akechi returns from overseas and becomes bait in a showdown with the thief with 20 faces.

©NHK
The Boy Detectives Club
8/ 6 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A rumour about a black demon spreads throughout Tokyo as young girls are kidnapped one after another. The black shadow also steals up on the Shinozaki family’s jewels and beloved daughter. Is the legend of the cursed jewels true and what is the real identity of the black demon?

©Hiroki Nagaoka/Shogakukan©Fuji Television Network, Inc.
REPEAT KyojoⅡ
Part 1
8/ 7 (Sat) 3:00PM(ET) /12:00PM(PT)
Kimichika Kazama (Takuya Kimura) is an instructor at the police academy. He teaches a new class of students having conflicts and holding secrets.

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Youkai Hakase
8/ 11 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Aikawa Taiji, a member of the young detectives club, shadows a shady old man (Maro Akaji) with a bizarre appearance and sneaks into a strange Western-style house. However, he is discovered by the old man who calls himself Professor Hiruta. Professor Hiruta seems to have a power that just cannot be explained, and there is a terrifying mechanism in the house. Will Akechi Kogoro (Mitsushima Hikari) be able to save Taiji

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8/ 13 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

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8/ 14 (Sat) 8:45PM(ET) /5:45PM(PT)

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8/ 15 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

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8/ 31 (Tue) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

Variety

©TBS(Japan)
"If I were xx, what would you do?” That’s the concept for a candid reaction program interviewing people on the street as well as celebrities. For example, what if a popular celebrity dressed up as a regular store clerk? Or what happens when a slightly tipsy husband decides to ask his wife if she loves him. What is her response? Will she reciprocate or not? Here is a show where people’s candid reactions repeatedly defy the imagination.

©テレビ朝日
8/ 1 (Sun) 3:15PM(ET) /12:15PM(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.

©NHK
Part 7: Kohyo/Small but Powerful Wrestlers
8/ 2 (Mon) 3:05AM(ET) /12:05AM(PT)
Know more about Sumo, Japanese traditional sport! This program introduces this and that on Sumo such as secrets of techniques, unique manners, and interesting histories that let you enjoy watching the bouts more.

©NHK
Complete Edition
8/ 3 (Tue) 8:45PM(ET) /5:45PM(PT)
In this magic show program, audience does not merely enjoy watching it. They challenge magicians by asking many questions and making unreasonable requests, to reveal the secret of magic!

©TBS(Japan)
A straight talk with Matsuko! Welcome to the world that is unknown to Matsuko Deluxe.Matsuko and her guests talk one on one without reservations. Guests from all types of professions are invited to present topics to discuss from their own specialties or their current interests. The unique and intriguing world views of each guest are challenged by Matsuko who does not hold anything back.

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8/ 11 (Wed) 9:05PM(ET) /6:05PM(PT)
With loss of his mother last year, Tamura Atsushi of the comedy duo London Boots, has reaffirmed the importance of "connecting". He opens the remote chat spot at a busy street corner, where anybody can talk with him appearing on the display!

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Five intellectuals in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, music, sociology, primatology and anthropology get together and gather their wisdoms to solve problems and questions in human’s life. The agenda of this episode is "trouble between one’s wife and one's mother," and "if aliens come to the earth".

©フジテレビジョン
8/ 12 (Thu) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(PT)
With Sanma Akashiya, one of the biggest comedians in Japan as the host, the how will transmit gosip and truth about what is rumored around the world. With each episode a topic will be chosen and explored to its tiniest component.

©NHK
8/ 18 (Wed) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

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8/ 28 (Sat) 10:20PM(ET) /7:20PM(PT)

Doumentary

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Sado Kinzan
7/ 27 (Tue) 8:57PM(ET) /5:57PM(PT)
A historical documentary program starring an actor Sato Jiro as a boss of a history detective agency. Conducting on-site investigations and scientific simulations, Jiro and his detective team dig into and uncover the truth from historic mystery.

7/ 30 (Fri) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(PT)

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Sadaharu Nakajima
8/ 4 (Wed) 10:30PM(ET) /7:30PM(PT)

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8/ 6 (Fri) 3:05AM(ET) /12:05AM(PT)

News footage of the historical moments, trendy and symbolic events. This program searches for the people who appeared in such news footage since they happened to be there. Tracing the reason why they were there reveals the amazing personal history relating to each moment and event.

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8/ 7 (Sat) 3:15AM(ET) /12:15AM(PT)

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8/ 7 (Sat) 7:40PM(ET) /4:40PM(PT)
Fixed camera in some households capture the families' days with their new cats and dogs. This episode cat and dog as pet. also introduces tips for welcoming

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8/ 8 (Sun) 10:00AM(ET) /7:00AM(PT)
Japan has 5738 museums and many of them are run privately in rural regions. Let’s explore some obscure but valuable museums and find their unique and superb collections, carefully maintained by passionate staff.

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Actor Shinichi Tsutsumi goes on a journey to Iceland, known as the land of fire and ice where breathtaking and pristine scenery can be seen. Along the way, he encounters people who live in harmony with nature believing the existence of fairies and at the end, an aurora appears high up in the sky.

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8/ 9 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A documentary based on timely subjects famous for its dignity and in-depth reporting.

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Women at the Home Front
8/ 14 (Sat) 9:50PM(ET) /6:50PM(PT)
Greater Japan Women's National Defense Association (Dai Nippon Kokubo Fujinkai), is a group of women that was in charge of neighborhood surveillance during the war. It is often depicted as a guileful group in wartime dramas, but for women, joining the group meant social advancement. They worked hard with pride to contribute to the country. However, as the war intensifies, they were forced to repress themselves and compete each other.

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8/ 16 (Mon) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

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8/ 20 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

©テレビ東京
8/ 20 (Fri) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
The topics in Japanese economy that the news won’t cover are explored by Ryu Murakami, Eiko Koike and a variety of entrepreneurs. This is a talk show for mature audiences hosted by a novelist Ryu Murakami and an actress Eiko Koike. The personal stories and life philosophies told by these great entrepreneurs themselves are sure to give a new insight to life.

8/ 27 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

8/ 29 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

Music

8/ 14 (Sat) 6:45PM(ET) /3:45PM(PT)
This is the special music program along with NHK's "Yell for Everyone" project to support the medical workers, and everyone who are fighting against COVID-19 hardships.

Hobby

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