Documentary

Featured Programs

©NHK
Minami Tanaka
10/ 27 (Tue) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

©NHK
Odawara Castle
10/ 30 (Fri) 11:10PM(ET) /8:10PM(PT)
Spotlighting attractions of castles all over Japan. This episode introduces castles built by Mitsuhide Akechi, a general in the Sengoku period (from the late 15th to the late 16th century). Comparing them to another general’s castle sheds light on true story about Mitsuhide.

©NHK
10/ 31 (Sat) 7:40PM(ET) /4:40PM(PT)

©NHK
Kyohei Tsutsumi
10/ 31 (Sat) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A documentary based on timely subjects famous for its dignity and in-depth reporting.

©NHK
Life Force Special: Miraculous Landscapes from Season 3
11/ 3 (Tue) 1:00PM(ET) /10:00AM(PT)
Special edition of NHK Special "Life Force" focusing on biodiversity hotspots--a small number of places that account for just 3% of all the land on Earth where 75% of the mammals, birds, and amphibians that currently face extinction are found. Enjoy especially magnificent sights of three spots.

©NHK
11/ 3 (Tue) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(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

11/ 12 (Thu) 11:45PM(ET) /8:45PM(PT)

©テレビ東京
11/ 13 (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.

©NHK
Miraculous Landscapes from Season 3
11/ 23 (Mon) 1:00PM(ET) /10:00AM(PT)
Special edition of NHK Special "Life Force" focusing on biodiversity hotspots--a small number of places that account for just 3% of all the land on Earth where 75% of the mammals, birds, and amphibians that currently face extinction are found. Enjoy especially magnificent sights of three spots, central part of Africa, Costa Rica, and Borneo which this special edition selected and excerpted out of previously aired series.

©NHK
Takashi Maruyama
11/ 23 (Mon) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

11/ 26 (Thu) 4:00PM(ET) /1:00PM(PT)

Regulary Aired Programs

Asia Insight
©NHK
Wed
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
Journeys in Japan
©NHK
Thu
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
NHK Special
©NHK
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10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Mon
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RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Haiku Poetry
©NHK
Tue
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
Tanka Poetry
©NHK
Mon
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
World News Academy
©NHK
Sun
 
11:00~11:40AM(ET) /8:00~8:40AM(PT)
Natural Grandeur of the East
©NHK
Sat
 
8:15~8:30AM(ET) /5:15~5:30AM(PT)
Journey of the Heart Across Japan
©NHK
Sat
 
9:00~10:00AM(ET) /6:00~7:00AM(PT)
Wed
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RE 4:00~5:00AM(ET) /1:00~2:00AM(PT)
10-kilometer Run at Travel Destinations
©NHK
Mon
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
IPPIN-Japan's Finest
©©NHK
Wed
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
RYU'S TALKING LIVE
©テレビ東京
Fri
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:45PM(ET) /10:00~10:45AM(PT)
DAWN OF GAIA
©TV TOKYO
Fri
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Sat
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RE 1:00~1:45PM(ET) /10:00~10:45AM(PT)
Today's Close-up Plus
©NHK
TueWedThu
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
SCIENCE ZERO
©NHK
Sat
 
4:30~5:00PM(ET) /1:30~2:00PM(PT)
Stories
Mon
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
Thu
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RE 1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Darwin's Amazing Animals
©NHK
Sat
 
7:10~7:40PM(ET) /4:10~4:40PM(PT)
Three Days, Three Nights
©NHK
Fri
 
1:05~1:35AM(ET) /10:05~10:35PM(PT)
Leisurely Railway Journey Across Japan
©NHK
Tue
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Strolling with Tamori
©NHK
Sun
 
7:10~8:00PM(ET) /4:10~5:00PM(PT)
Mon
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
The Professionals
©NHK
Tue
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 3:00~3:50AM(ET) /12:00~12:50AM(PT)
Somewhere Street
©NHK
Sat
 
2:00~3:00PM(ET) /11:00~12:00PM(PT)
The Fountain of Ancient Wisdom
©NHK
Thu
 
12:15~1:00AM(ET) /9:15~10:00PM(PT)
Naoki Matayoshi's Heureka!
©NHK
Wed
 
12:05~1:00AM(ET) /9:05~10:00PM(PT)
Gentle Journeys
©NHK
Sun
 
7:30~8:00AM(ET) /4:30~5:00AM(PT)
Wildlife Photographer Mitsuaki Iwago's World "Cats" Travelogue Mini
Fri
 
6:00~6:20PM(ET) /3:00~3:20PM(PT)
Seasoning the Seasons
©NHK
Mon
 
4:00~5:00AM(ET) /1:00~2:00AM(PT)
March to Recovery
©NHK
Sun
 
10:10~11:00AM(ET) /7:10~8:00AM(PT)
Historical Anecdote
©NHK
Wed
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 4:00~4:50AM(ET) /1:00~1:50AM(PT)
At Home with Venetia in Kyoto
Thu
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
Hometown Stories
Sun
 
8:25~9:00AM(ET) /5:25~6:00AM(PT)
The Mark of Beauty
©NHK
Mon
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
True Life Turnaround Stories
©NHK
Mon
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Tue
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RE 3:00~3:50AM(ET) /12:00~12:50AM(PT)
Tokyo Local Information NETADORI!
©NHK
Fri
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
Core Kyoto
©NHK
Fri
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
NHK Special 5min
©NHK
Sun
 
11:50~12:00AM(ET) /8:50~9:00AM(PT)

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