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REPEAT Rage
9/ 28 (Sat) 2:50AM(ET) /11:50PM(PT)
A man brutally murders a married couple and leaves behind the words "Ikari" ("Anger") written with their blood. The killer undergoes plastic surgery and flees. At 3 different locations in Japan, a male stranger appear. People there suspect that the stranger might be the murderer.

Drama

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9/ 15 (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.

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9/ 16 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Shoko Hama (Ann) is a 32-year-old single woman and a contract worker. She is not good at romance and does not have a boyfriend, but she wants to get married. For the past 2 years, she has been looking for a man to marry. Still unable to find the right guy, Shoko decides to take a solo trip. During her trip she meets a handsome younger man. Shoko lies to him and tells him that she is a married woman...

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9/ 17 (Tue) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Asagao (Juri Ueno) is a rookie forensic scientist, who works at a university forensic medicine class in Kanagawa Prefecture. Asagao lives with her father Taira (Saburo Tokito), who is a veteran detective. One day, Asagao’s forensic medicine class unexpectedly works with the investigation section of the police department. When a dead body is found, the body is transferred to Asagao’s forensic medicine class. Asagao now works with her detective father.

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9/ 18 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
"Hana’s (Kyoko Fukada) comes from a family that has been thieves for generations. Hana refuses to become a thief and she wants to live a normal life. She currently works as a librarian and she is dating Kazuma (Koji Seto), who works as a public officer. She hears that Kazuma’s family are all public officers. One day, Hana visits Kazuma’s family. She discovers that Kazuma ’s family, including Kazuma, are actually all police officers.

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9/ 19 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Yu Amagi (Noriyuki Higashiyama) works forf the 1st investigation division. The team is known as a grave for detectives and they are filled with expelled detectives. The 7 members though are excellent detectives. They have conflicts with each other, but cooperate and solve difficult cases.

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9/ 20 (Fri) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A heartwarming family drama set in the Edo period. The story revolves around Onobu, wife of a poor Hatamoto (direct retainer of the Shogun) Kokichi, and her family.

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Part 1 & Part 2
9/ 22 (Sun) 3:50PM(ET) /12:50PM(PT)
Englishman Bryan Jenkins moves to Tokyo with his family to live with his father-in-law. With his wife heading out to work in the city, he must come to grips with being a homemaker in Japan! Full of laughter and love – and plenty of cultural misunderstandings, witness life in Tokyo through the eyes of a foreigner who just wants to keep his family safe and happy.

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9/ 24 (Tue) 12:25AM(ET) /9:25PM(PT)

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Part 3 & Part 4
9/ 29 (Sun) 3:50PM(ET) /12:50PM(PT)
Englishman Bryan Jenkins moves to Tokyo with his family to live with his father-in-law. With his wife heading out to work in the city, he must come to grips with being a homemaker in Japan! Full of laughter and love – and plenty of cultural misunderstandings, witness life in Tokyo through the eyes of a foreigner who just wants to keep his family safe and happy.

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9/29 Sun. 9:45PM (ET) / 6:45PM (PT)Start

Variety

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The Ig Nobel Prize is awarded to "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." Japanese researchers won the prizes for the last twelfth straight year. In this program, challengers try unlikely experiments aiming at the prize.

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9/ 16 (Mon) 9:15PM(ET) /6:15PM(PT)

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Lyn Slater
9/ 17 (Tue) 1:00AM(ET) /10:00PM(PT)
Style icon and comedienne Naomi Watanabe explores the frontlines of fashion and meets up with fashionistas from around the world.

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9/ 18 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
Unexpected advices from different perspectives are given by tribal chiefs around the world in response to questions about various issues we face today. Their unique philosophies and values bring rays of hope to us.

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Outdoor furniture in Belgium
9/ 19 (Thu) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

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9/ 23 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

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Salt
9/ 25 (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.

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9/ 27 (Fri) 2:45AM(ET) /11:45PM(PT)
Adventurous Places, Unbelievable Stories! Is this a simple travel show? - NO! A documentary? - NO! The format offers a mix of unimaginable adventure and human stories! A traveler goes in search for their fellow Japanese countrymen in faraway places.

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9/ 27 (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!

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9/ 28 (Sat) 7:40PM(ET) /4:40PM(PT)
Adventurous Places, Unbelievable Stories! Is this a simple travel show? - NO! A documentary? - NO! The format offers a mix of unimaginable adventure and human stories! A traveler goes in search for their fellow Japanese countrymen in faraway places.

Doumentary

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Series TOKYO Athletes Part 3, Judo
9/ 15 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
In the third episode, we introduce two judokas with world champion experience: Hifumi Abe (22) and his younger sister Uta Abe (19) are aiming to win gold medals on the same day at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Their greatest strength is the outstanding technique of throwing the opponent with lightning speed. At the 2019 World Judo Championships in August, the Abe siblings fight the opponents from each country who have thoroughly analyzed them.

9/ 16 (Mon) 10:20AM(ET) /7:20AM(PT)

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Baishaku Nakamura
9/ 16 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The program unveils the family history of TV celebrities.

Story of Yukio Mishima & Yasunari Kawabata
9/ 17 (Tue) 12:10AM(ET) /9:10PM(PT)

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Foreign Worker Supporter
9/ 17 (Tue) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

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verybody wishes to live a healthy long life, not excepting great figures of history. By learning from their obsession with health, the program finds clues to our healthy life.

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Northern Europe Special
9/ 21 (Sat) 2:00PM(ET) /11:00AM(PT)
A close-up look at cities worldwide, as seen by a walking tourist. Viewers visit places off the beaten path, meet ordinary people, and enjoy a travel experience that's only possible on foot.

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9/ 21 (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.

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War Brides Surviving in the US
9/ 21 (Sat) 8:15PM(ET) /5:15PM(PT)
After the World War 2, more than forty thousand war brides married American soldiers in Japan and moved to the United States. Recently, the daughters have been trying to follow the trajectories of their mothers. Their activities shed light on the unknown lives of women, such as who chased the American dream and who fought racism with her black husband.

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Victims at Destroyed Home: Lesson from the Great East Japan Earthquake
9/ 22 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

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Yuji Miyake
9/ 23 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The program unveils the family history of TV celebrities.

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9/ 24 (Tue) 9:15PM(ET) /6:15PM(PT)

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Konosuke Matsushita and his wife, Mumeno
9/ 25 (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.

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Basque
9/ 26 (Thu) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(PT)
A new type of travelogue discovering cities and people across the globe through a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with local taxi drivers. Enjoy the scenery from the taxi window that makes you feel as if you were there.

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Following Japan's first ever excavation of a complete dinosaur skeleton in Hokkaido, more and more groundbreaking discoveries have been made nationwide. This program digitally replicated these Japanese dinosaurs and giant marine reptiles with 8K ultra-high-definition technology.

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"The Prince of Ballet: Youth of the Top Ballet Academy in Russia" Part 1
9/ 28 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary closing in on the backstage stories at the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia. This program features the promising young male dancers, focusing on Aaron Osawa-Horowitz (19) who gets training from Nikolai Tsiskaridze, the president of the academy and the legendary ballet dancer.Part 2 will be aired on next day at same time.

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9/ 29 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A documentary based on timely subjects famous for its dignity and in-depth reporting.

Music

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Perfume
9/ 22 (Sun) 11:55PM(ET) /8:55PM(PT)

Hobby

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Bouquet
9/ 23 (Mon) 4:00PM(ET) /1:00PM(PT)
This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

Sports

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