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4/ 20 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
6 strangers are set to move to the decaying port city of Uobuka and city employee Hajime Tsukisue (Ryo Nishikido) receives an order to assist them. Around this time, Fumi (Fumino Kimura), who graduated from the same high school as Hajime, comes back to Uobuka. Something seems amiss about the 6 strangers. They act uncomfortably and do not look normal.Hajime learns more shocking details about the 6 strangers. These strangers are ex-prisoners who all committed murder...

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After winning the fierce Inter High race, Sakamichi and the other Sōhoku team members receive an invitation to compete in the Kumamoto Hi Province Mountain Range Race towards the end of summer. The top-tier teams from around the country compete in this race, including Sōhoku's rivals Hakone Academy (which yearns to take down Sōhoku), Kyoto Fushimi, and Hiroshima Kureminami — as well as Kumamoto Daiichi High School's team led by Shin Yoshimoto.

Drama

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(15)
4/ 21 (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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4/ 22 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Haruka Tachibana (Ayami Nakajo) is a rookie nurse with a bright personality. Natsumi Mihara (Asami Mizukawa) is 34-year-old veteran nurse. She is struggling at work and with her love life. While Haruka and Natsumi work as nurses at a place that deals with life and death, they laugh and cry. The two women grow as persons in the process.

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4/ 23 (Tue) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Tetsu Himokura (Tomohisa Yamashita) is a parasitologist. He enjoys researching the lives of parasites at his home laboratory and he barely leaves his home. Tetsu 's right hand is a robotic prosthetic hand. He is very smart, but blunt to others.Tomoe Makino is a bureaucrat from the Science Medical Countermeasure Office at the Cabinet Secretariat. He visits Tetsu. Tomoe asks for cooperation with Tetsu to work on unknown creatures and diseases.

©テレビ朝日
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4/ 24 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A few months before a law is enacted that requires the recording of all police interrogations, police officers gather at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and they receive instruction on how to treat suspects better. They observe, Yukiko Makabe(Yuki Amami) from the special interrogation team Kintori interrogate a suspect who does not show any signs of remorse. Yukiko uses sharp words and shows a lack of respect towards the suspect....

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4/ 25 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A few months before a law is enacted that requires the recording of all police interrogations, police officers gather at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and they receive instruction on how to treat suspects better. They observe, Yukiko Makabe(Yuki Amami) from the special interrogation team Kintori interrogate a suspect who does not show any signs of remorse. Yukiko uses sharp words and shows a lack of respect towards the suspect....

©TBS(Japan)
(1)
4/27 Sat. 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)Start
Hiroshi Kataoka(Masaharu Fukuyama) works at a bank. He receives a promotion to manager of the Kamata branch. He is also informed that the Kamata branch will be shut down and he does not have to work hard. After the branch's shutdown, he will work again at the bank's headquarters. He sees the branch employees work hard and they do not know the branch will close. Hiroshi is conflicted between his job and his employees...

Variety

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West coast, USA
4/ 20 (Sat) 9:25PM(ET) /6:25PM(PT)
A treasure hunting travelogue visiting flea markets around the world. In this episode, actress Rie Shibata and Tae Kimura travel to the United States and try to find bargains such as celebrities' favorite jewelry, antique quilts and mid-century modern furniture at one of the largest flea markets in the country.

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Cool Japan Kids!
4/ 23 (Tue) 12:10AM(ET) /9:10PM(PT)
Nowadays Japanese culture is considered cool around the world. Find out why with a group of foreigners who, each week, look into all things Japanese.

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Boiled Fish
4/ 24 (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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4/ 26 (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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New Era "Reiwa"
5/ 1 (Wed) 8:25PM(ET) /5:25PM(PT)
"50 Voices" is the Program to find out about contemporary Japanese through simple questions posed on 50 people.

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News

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4/ 30 (Tue) 11:40PM(ET) /8:40PM(PT)
A documentary based on timely subjects famous for its dignity and in-depth reporting.

Doumentary

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This program focuses on an unprecedented project to reveal secrets of Japanese cuisine by digitalizing techniques of leading Japanese chefs. Discover the essence of Japanese food!

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Kumano
4/ 21 (Sun) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(PT)
Comedian Tamori takes you on a tour to offer a glimpse of history hidden in modern scenes.

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"Heisei Scoop Documentary" Part 7: Japan's Self-Defense Forces
4/ 21 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
This episode focuses on how Japan's Self-Defense Forces have changed their role over the past 30 years. While maintaining the defense-only policy, the SDF have dealt with rapidly changing international developments in Heisei period.

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Nobu, Chidori
4/ 22 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The program unveils the family history of TV celebrities.

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Curry Chef
4/ 23 (Tue) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

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Democracy in Crisis--Findings from Local Assemblies Extensive Survey
4/ 27 (Sat) 10:05PM(ET) /7:05PM(PT)
This episode sheds light on local assemblies' crisis in Japan. Despite its significant role directly linked to our daily lives, there has been a spate of reports on scandals involving local assembly members. Lack of candidates for the post is another severe problem. NHK has conducted an unprecedented nationwide survey of over 32 thousand local assembly members to reveal the heart of the problem.

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"Heisei Scoop Documentary" Part 8: Information Revolution
4/ 28 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
This episode looks back on the history of Japan's "information revolution" tracing the lives of two late pioneers ? the former President and CEO of Yahoo Japan Corporation, Masahiro Inoue and the developer of a file-swapping software "Winny," Isamu Kaneko.

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4/ 28 (Sun) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

4/ 30 (Tue) 10:20AM(ET) /7:20AM(PT)

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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.

5/ 2 (Thu) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

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Everybody 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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5/ 3 (Fri) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

Music

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THE YELLOW MONKEY
4/ 21 (Sun) 11:55PM(ET) /8:55PM(PT)
A music program targeted at adults featuring musicians, who rarely appear on television, from genres ranging from folk music to the so-called "new music".

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Takanori Nishikawa
4/ 28 (Sun) 11:55PM(ET) /8:55PM(PT)
A music program targeted at adults featuring musicians, who rarely appear on television, from genres ranging from folk music to the so-called "new music".

Sports

4/ 29 (Mon) 1:00PM(ET) /10:00AM(PT)

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