Featured Programs


©2017 “Close-Knit” Film Partners
11-year-old Tomo (Rinka Kakihara) lives with mother Hiromi (Mimura), but Hiromi decides to give up on her and leaves their home. Tomo, now all alone, visits her uncle Makio's (Kenta Kiritani) home. Makio lives with his beautiful girlfriend Rinko (Toma Ikuta). Rinko was born as a man and now works as a caregiver at a home for the elderly. Tomo is a little confused by the situation, but they begin to live as a family.

11/ 22 (Thu) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(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.

©2015 桜木紫乃・小学館/「起終点駅 ターミナル」製作委員会
11/ 24 (Sat) 2:40PM(ET) /11:40AM(PT)
Kanji Washida(Koichi Sato) worked as a judge in Tokyo over two decades ago. He had to deal with a former girlfriend(Machiko Ono) in a drug possession case, which lead to an affair. The girlfriend again disappears, but as a rebuke to himself Kanji moves to Hokkaido alone and becomes a lawyer. He now has Atsuko's(Tsuasa Honda) case on his desk, but the woman reminds him of his old squeeze.

©2016 TOHO CO., LTD. / CoMix Wave Films Inc. / KADOKAWA CORPORATION / East Japan Marketing & Communications, Inc. / AMUSE INC. / voque ting co.,ltd. / Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc All Rights Reserved.
11/ 24 (Sat) 9:20PM(ET) /6:20PM(PT)
Two high school kids who've never met - city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha - are united through their dreams. Your Name. is a 2016 Japanese animated youth fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai.


The drama features Ukyo Sugishita(Yutaka Mizutani), a police inspector assigned to the fictional Special Missions Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and his partners as Wataru Kaburagi (Takashi Sorimachi) from 2015 on. This season, Toshio Aoki (Yosuke Asari) joined their team for investigation.

11/ 18 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The historical drama for 2018 is the life story of Takamori Saigo, affectionately called "Segodon," a hero of the Meiji Restoration took place 150 years ago. Being born into a poor family, he strongly believed in the power of love and lavished affection on people around. He was a loving leader who opened a road to Japan's new era.

11/ 19 (Mon) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
30-year-old Akira Shinkai (Yui Aragaki) always smiles and she is perfect at work. She cares about those around her too much. 33-year-old Kosei Nemoto (Ryuhei Matsuda) works as an accountant. He is friendly and popular among women. Nevertheless, he dos not trust anyone and he does not fall in love easily. Akira and Kosei meet at a bar and become attracted to each other.

11/ 20 (Tue) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Kohei (Hiroshi Abe) is a former researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He now runs a factory which his father left behind.Kohei takes part in the domestic rocket development plan Stardust, run by a large Japanese corporation. One day, Kohei hears that the CEO of that company will be replaced and the Stardust plan will be shut down. He is shocked...

Shoko Takanashi (Ryoko Yonekura) is a former lawyer. Due to an incident, she was disbarred from the law profession. Shoko persuades a university professor, who is accredited as a lawyer, to open a law office. She hires a lawyer and a paralegal to work at the law office. The team goes after for legal victory. They go up against a large firm in a civil suit. While working on the suit, the team experiences difficult situations.

©2018 WOWOW INC.
11/ 22 (Thu) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Shuhei Nozaki (Yuji Oda) is a branch manager at Oozora Bank. People like him because of his sense of justice and humanity, but he doesn't have a successful career at work. One day, the branch where he works closes. Shuhei receives a promotion and works as an auditor.Working as auditor, he sees corruption and decides to change the bank. He faces opposition from all the way at the top of the company...


11/ 17 (Sat) 3:00PM(ET) /12:00PM(PT)
After the first broadcast “Draining Pond Water” project has became a sensation in Japan. Celebrities visit muddy, dirty ponds and drain all the water up to investigate what is causing the pollution. In many cases the pollution is caused by enormous alien species, such as alligators or turtles which have been destroying the ecosystem. People are excited to see what kinds of creatures appear out of the mud, at the same time appreciate the beauty of city ponds retrieved thanks to the project.

Takako Tokiwa
11/ 19 (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.

11/ 20 (Tue) 1:00AM(ET) /10:00PM(PT)
Peeping into social media influencers' phones may give you a clue why they're popular. This time, the hosts Becky and Kazuya Kojima uncover secrets of a fashion model Nicole Fujita.

Kyoto Part1
11/ 22 (Thu) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Japanese names have more than 1,000-year history and each of them has a surprising trivia. The program digs deep into the profound world of names and traces their origins.

11/ 24 (Sat) 12:25AM(ET) /9:25PM(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!

©Asahi Television Broadcasting Corp.
11/ 24 (Sat) 7:40PM(ET) /4:40PM(PT)
Let's find a house in the middle of nowhere, which was found on Picture taken by Satellite, and go to the house and check their lifestyle. MC:George Tokoro &Panelists:Osamu Hayashi

11/ 28 (Wed) 8:25PM(ET) /5:25PM(PT)

11/ 28 (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.

A special episode of "New Wisdom of Ageless Beauty," which unravels beauty and health methods rumored everywhere in light of the latest "new wisdoms." Having experts from every field, the program explains the mechanism of our body for all health-conscious people.


Quanzhou, China
11/ 17 (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.

"Living in an Age of the 100-year Life" Part 1
11/ 17 (Sat) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
A series to delve into the major challenge facing Japan: "Living in an Age of the 100-year Life." Part 1 focuses on "final home." The government is pressing forward with a policy to promote private initiative in running nursing homes for the elderly. But those living or working at the facilities face a harsh reality. This episode will shed light on the current situation and explore solutions to the relevant issues.

"Living in an Age of the 100-year Life" Part 2
11/ 18 (Sun) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
A series to delve into the major challenge facing Japan: "Living in an Age of the 100-year Life." Part 2 focuses on "end-of-life care." The Japanese government has changed its terminal medical care policy in order to curb increases of social security expenditures. Now, elderly people are being encouraged to receive terminal care at home, instead of hospitals. The reality, however, is that a number of patients at the end of life are being taken to hospital and go through life-sustaining treatment with no end in sight. This episode looks into the impact of the healthcare reform on the medical front, elderly patients and their families.

11/ 19 (Mon) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

"TOKYO Athletes" Part 2
11/ 25 (Sun) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
A series to follow the young athletes in Japan expected to win medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This episode spotlights gymnast brothers Kakeru Tanigawa (19) and Wataru Tanigawa (22). The brothers are highly evaluated for their top-class performances. The program will analyze the secrets of their skills and focus on their struggle to reach a higher level of performance.

11/ 26 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The program unveils the family history of TV celebrities.

11/ 27 (Tue) 11:45PM(ET) /8:45PM(PT)

11/ 29 (Thu) 12:15AM(ET) /9:15PM(PT)


11/ 23 (Fri) 11:30PM(ET) /8:30PM(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".


11/ 19 (Mon) 5:00PM(ET) /2:00PM(PT)