Documentary

Featured Programs

©NHK
Masahiro Tanaka
12/ 6 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A special of the regularly-aired “The Professionals,” a documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

©NHK
Natsui Itsuki, Haiku Poet
12/ 7 (Tue) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields in Japan.

©テレビ東京
Starbucks Japan
12/ 10 (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
12/ 14 (Tue) 8:57PM(ET) /5:57PM(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.

©NHK
Part1
12/ 20 (Mon) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

©NHK
12/ 21 (Tue) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

©テレビ東京
12/ 24 (Fri) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
This program reveals current social and business topics in Japan.

12/ 29 (Wed) 10:05AM(ET) /7:05AM(PT)

©NHK
12/ 31 (Fri) 9:45AM(ET) /6:45AM(PT)
When temple bells toll to bid farewell to the ending year and welcome the New Year, people look back on various incidents of the year 2018 and contemplate over the coming year. This program offers live reports from all around Japan.

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
SunSat
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
SunMon
RE
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)
Natural Grandeur of the East
©NHK
Sun
 
8:15~8:30AM(ET) /5:15~5:30AM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 8:40~8:57PM(ET) /5:40~5:57PM(PT)
Journey of the Heart Across Japan
©NHK
Sat
 
12:00~1:00PM(ET) /9:00~10:00AM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 4:00~5:00AM(ET) /1:00~2:00AM(PT)
10-kilometer Run at Travel Destinations
©NHK
Thu
 
12:15~12:55AM(ET) /9:15~9:55PM(PT)
RYU'S TALKING LIVE
©テレビ東京
Fri
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:50PM(ET) /10:00~10:50AM(PT)
DAWN OF GAIA
©TV TOKYO
Fri
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:50PM(ET) /10:00~10:50AM(PT)
Today's Close-up Plus
TueWedThu
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
SCIENCE ZERO
©NHK
Thu
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
Stories
Mon
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 4:30~5:00AM(ET) /1:30~2:00AM(PT)
Darwin's Amazing Animals
©NHK
Sat
 
6:45~7:15PM(ET) /3:45~4:15PM(PT)
Three Days, Three Nights
©NHK
Fri
 
12:35~1:05AM(ET) /9:35~10:05PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 8:15~8:45AM(ET) /5:15~5:45AM(PT)
Leisurely Railway Journey Across Japan
©NHK
Wed
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
Strolling with Tamori
©NHK
Sun
 
7:10~8:00PM(ET) /4:10~5:00PM(PT)
Mon
RE
RE 1:00~1:55AM(ET) /10:00~10:55PM(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
Wed
 
12:05~12:55AM(ET) /9:05~9:55PM(PT)
Gentle Journeys
©NHK
Sun
 
7:30~8:00AM(ET) /4:30~5:00AM(PT)
Seasoning the Seasons
©NHK
Mon
 
4:00~5:00AM(ET) /1:00~2:00AM(PT)
Ideas to Protect Ourselves from Disasters
©NHK
Sun
 
10:05~10:50AM(ET) /7:05~7:50AM(PT)
History Detective
©NHK
Tue
 
8:57~9:45PM(ET) /5:57~6:45PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 4:00~4:45AM(ET) /1:00~1:45AM(PT)
Hiei No Hikari / Light of Life
Sun
 
3:00~3:15PM(ET) /12:00~12:15PM(PT)
Hometown Stories
Sun
 
8:30~9:00AM(ET) /5:30~6:00AM(PT)
Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
©NHK
Fri
 
12:50~1:00PM(ET) /9:50~10:00AM(PT)
True Life Turnaround Stories
©NHK
Mon
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Tue
RE
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)

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