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©Based on the original graphic novel "Meitantei Conan" by Gosho Aoyama published by Shogakukan Inc. © 2020 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved.
Japan is celebrating the upcoming World Sports Games, the world's largest sporting event, in Tokyo. The "Japanese Bullet," the world's first vacuum-tube super-conducting linear train, is built with the latest Japanese technology and timed to coincide with the WSG opening ceremonies. The train is set to run from Shin Nagoya Station to Tokyo Station at up to 1,000 ㎞ per hour. However, a bizarre incident occurs during a party held by famous major sponsors, leading to a string of kidnappings of top executives. Conan deduces a possible link to serial abductions in the WSG 15 years earlier in Boston.

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7/ 9 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
In the midst of WWII, a young Japanese researcher struggles to honor his obligations to science, his family, his country, and his own morality while working to develop an atomic bomb.

©2020 “AI Amok” Film Partners
7/ 17 (Sun) 3:15PM(ET) /12:15PM(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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6/ 30 (Thu) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A story about Kumokiri Nizaemon, a thief-of-all-time and the leader of a gang of thieves, who brilliantly steals an enormous sum of money from the rich by non-violent means without leaving any trace.

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Highlights Part 2
6/ 30 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A digest of NHK's Historical Drama "Chimu-Dondon". 2022 marks the 50th year from Okinawa's reversion to Japan. NHK's 106th drama serial depicts the story of the heroine born in Okinawa before the return, who grew up with three siblings. Soon after the reversion, she moves to Tokyo wishing to be a western chef. Supported by family cheering her up even from afar of hometown, she finds her new dream to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant.

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7/ 1 (Fri) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)
2022 marks the 50th year from Okinawa’s reversion to Japan. NHK’s 106th drama serial depicts the story of the heroine born in Okinawa before the return, who grew up with three siblings. Soon after the reversion, she moves to Tokyo wishing to be a western chef. Supported by family cheering her up even from afar of hometown, she finds her new dream to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant.

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7/ 2 (Sat) 10:10PM(ET) /7:10PM(PT)
"You passed away, three years ago". One day out of the blue, a man who has been resurrected from his own death, which he does not remember at all. Why did he have to die, leaving behind his beloved wife and daughter? What is the truth that the man who seeks for the answers arrives at.

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Highlights Part 2
7/ 3 (Sun) 3:05PM(ET) /12:05PM(PT)
A digest of NHK's Historical Drama "Chimu-Dondon". 2022 marks the 50th year from Okinawa's reversion to Japan. NHK's 106th drama serial depicts the story of the heroine born in Okinawa before the return, who grew up with three siblings. Soon after the reversion, she moves to Tokyo wishing to be a western chef. Supported by family cheering her up even from afar of hometown, she finds her new dream to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant.

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7/ 3 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Minamoto no Yoritomo rose an army in 1180 to destroy the Taira clan, and became Shogun of the newly established Kamakura shogunate. This is a historical drama depicting the story after the mysterious death of Yoritomo. 13 lords who supported Yoritomo in the battle compete for the next power. The story spotlights Hojo Yoshitoki, the youngest among the 13, who worked as the closest aide of Yoritomo during the battle.

7/5 Tue.10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)Start
The latest series of the Samurai Drama "Ooka Echizen," a story about Tadasuke Ooka, a famous town magistrate in the Edo Period, otherwise known as Ooka Echizen, who supported Yoshimune Tokugawa, the 8th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Hoshi Shinichi wrote more than 1000 stories in his life, and they are still read by many people in the current generation. His short stories have the essences of mysterious science fiction, fantasy, and irony against human and society. This program depicts the world of his masterpieces in live-action drama.

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7/7 Thu.10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)Start
Ryotaro Shinmachi (Go Ayano) is a professional soccer player. He devoted his life to the sport and he was a member of the national soccer team. After an injury, his play has been in decline. This led to him playing for the J3 League. Now, he is forced to retire as a soccer player. All he knows is soccer, but, at the age of 37, he must find a regular job like other people and work like them.Ryotaro then finds sports management company Victory...

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7/11 Mon.10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)Start
When Sana Narukawa (Mei Nagano) was only 23-years-old, she co-founded startup company Dream Pony. Her dream was to have people all over the world use her app. The company grew rapidly initially, but is now experiencing a decline in its growth. Due to the slowdown, Sana feels nervous everyday. One day, middle-aged man Satoshi Kotori (Hidetoshi Nishijima) begins to work at Dream Pony as Sana’s subordinate...

©Hotate Shinkawa・KODANSHA / 2022 Fuji Television Network,inc.
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7/ 13 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Tsutomu Koshobu (Kentaro Sakaguchi) is smart enough to have passed his bar exam at the age of 20. He also graduated at the top of the law department at Tokyo University. He had his choice of prestigious job opportunities, but he chose to work at the Fair Trade Commission. The commission is commonly called the Guardian of the Market. There, Tsutomu Koshobu works for the 6th examination team. One day, Kaede Shirokuma (Anne Watanabe) joins the 6th examination team. And they team up to tackle difficult cases.

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7/15 Fri.10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)Start

©テレビ朝日
7/ 16 (Sat) 8:15PM(ET) /5:15PM(PT)
Umeko Tsuda (Suzu Hirose) was born in 1864 and became a pioneer in women's eductation.In 1871, Umeko, with her father's recommendation, went to the United States to study at the age of 6. She was the youngest of the group of females to travel there. They were the first Japanese female students to study overseas at their government's expense. 11 years after studying in the United States, Umeko Tsuda returns to Japan. She wants to become a woman who is helpful to her culture, but she is shocked by the low status of women in Japan.

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7/16 Sat.11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)Start
At the Metropolitan Police Department First Investigation Scientific Criminal Unit lead investigator Satoshi Itomura (Takaya Kamikawa) leaves no stones unturned at crime scenes to apprehend the perpetrators. Rookie investigator Miyuki Oda (Shihori Kanjiya) doesn't seem cut out to be a detective, but possesses a keen sense to gather information from crime scenes. Miyuki learns from Satoshi the ins and outs of detective work as they tackle difficult cases.

©SHUICHI YOSHIDA/GENTOSHA ©2020 WOWOW
Kazuhiko Takano (Tatsuya Fujiwara) is an agent for spy organizatoin "AN Tsuushin." His rookie partner is Ryoichi Taoka (Ryoma Takeuchi) and they sneak into the International City Fair, which will be held in three years in Tokyo. Various schemes exists surrounding the selection of the construction site for the International City Fair. An explosion suddenly takes place in front of Kazuhiko Takano.

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7/28 Thu.8:00PM(ET) /4:00PM(PT)Start
Based on a masterpiece novel of the same title written by Shugoro Yamamoto, the story depicts a relationship between a young doctor and the red beard doctor (Eiichiro Funakoshi) who not only gives treatment to the patients but also takes care of their personal problems.

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7/ 30 (Sat) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
This is a suspense drama that is based on Seicho Matsumoto's original story adapted for the modern age. Ishida Kenichi (Sawamura Ikki) has risen to the position of executive director of a private girls’ school group around Tokyo. Despite his soft demeanor, he has even greater ambitions, which is to unseat and take over the current president, Oshima’s (Funakoshi Eiichiro) position. While Ishida’s attempts to oust president Oshima seems to be going accordingly, he himself has a shadow that is lurking upon him.

Variety

6/ 30 (Thu) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(PT)

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7/ 1 (Fri) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(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!

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Miura, Daichi
7/ 4 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

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Japanese comedian and actor Cunning Takeyama has opened his phone number to the public several times in the past to create opportunities to talk with the general public. This summer, he opened up his number again to hear voices of people living under the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these phone calls, he listens to stories of people that were kept untold.

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Blood Vesse
7/ 6 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
A unique theater show in which the showman chooses one item of the world and presents how to use or operate it with some surprising facts and useful tips that might 'update' your life.

©フジテレビ
7/ 7 (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.

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7/ 10 (Sun) 1:00AM(ET) /10:00PM(PT)

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7/ 10 (Sun) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(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.

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7/11 Mon.11:20PM(ET) /8:20PM(PT)Start

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Illustrated Encyclopedias
7/ 12 (Tue) 12:05AM(ET) /9:05PM(PT)
Various cultural aspects of Japan are being accepted as cool by foreigners. "COOL JAPAN" is a show that excavates cool aspects of Japanese culture and attempts to explore their charm and secrets by making full use of the perception of foreigners.

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7/ 17 (Sun) 8:47PM(ET) /5:47PM(PT)

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7/19 Tue.11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)Start
Special programs ranging from entertainment shows to documentaries will be shown.

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7/ 26 (Tue) 12:05AM(ET) /9:05PM(PT)

7/ 31 (Sun) 3:05PM(ET) /12:05PM(PT)

Doumentary

Digital Ukraine: Information Warfare Changed by Satellites
7/ 1 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
With the entry of private companies, satellite technology has dramatically evolved, and it is now possible to capture images of the earth in almost real time. Behind the Ukraine's all-out resistance, there are unknown, state-of-the-art satellites with the intelligence capability that could affect the outcome of the war.

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Koala
7/ 2 (Sat) 6:45PM(ET) /3:45PM(PT)
The series explores the amazing stories of animals in Africa, the Americas and Asia, including Japan.

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7/ 2 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
In 2011, a LGBTQ couple held a wedding. Although Japan does not legally allow same-sex marriage, they call themselves "husband and husband" and support each other. They are both lawyers. When in trial for LGBTQ clients, they fight as if it was their own case. However, the social barriers are thick. We also look at what is happiness for them.

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7/ 3 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

7/ 4 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

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The Mongol Invasion
7/ 7 (Thu) 12:05AM(ET) /9:05PM(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.

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Hiroyuki Morikawa, Japanese Cuisine Chef
7/ 8 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields in Japan.

©テレビ東京
7/ 15 (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.

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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.

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7/ 20 (Wed) 1:40PM(ET) /10:40AM(PT)

©テレビ東京
7/ 22 (Fri) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
This program reveals current social and business topics in Japan.

7/ 29 (Fri) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

7/ 30 (Sat) 7:15PM(ET) /4:15PM(PT)

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A series portraying deep bonds between cat-loving writers and their pet cats through their daily lives with newly written novels.

Music

Conductor-less Orchestra, Challenge the "Symphony No.9": In Pursuit of the Ultimate Beethoven 
7/ 2 (Sat) 4:00PM(ET) /1:00PM(PT)
"Triton Harumi Orchestra", commonly known as "Hareoke", is an orchestra without a conductor formed by Japan's top players. They took on the challenge of performing the "Symphony No.9" which was the best of classical music. This program close in on the secrets of the miracle ensemble using 32 cameras.

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Yuzu
7/ 3 (Sun) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

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KinKi Kids
7/ 10 (Sun) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

Life Style

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Offering tips on how to take most appropriate option when one becomes ill by referring examples.

Sports

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