Drama

Featured Programs

©NHK
12/ 2 (Fri) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)
NHK's 107th drama serial is a story about Mai, a shy heroine who admires the sky and becoming a pilot. Struggling to achieve her dream of flying, she builds bonds with various people in Higashi Osaka, a manufacturing town, and Goto Islands in Nagasaki, rich in nature. Eventually she finds the dream for the sky in a new way.

©テレビ朝日
(7)
12/ 2 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Ayumi Nasuda (Masaki Okada) is an excellent nurse, worked as a nurse practitioner in USA, but he had to return to Japan, where the status of the nurse is to just follow doctors' orders.Ayumi begins to work at a general hospital, then meets Shizuka Kuki (Kiichi Nakai) therel. Shizuka is a 60-year-old nurse and quite mysterious. He does have overwhelming skills and he gets along with doctors, but when it comes to patients he does not hesitate to make biting remarks...

©NHK
12/ 2 (Fri) 3:00AM(ET) /12:00AM(PT)
A special talk show and two spin-off dramas from NHK’s 106th drama serial, “Chim-Dondon”, which depicts the story of the heroine born in Okinawa before the return, who grew up with three siblings.

©テレビ朝日・東映
(7)
12/ 3 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
The Special Mission Task Team is not considered as important as it might sound. It's positioned in the lowest section of the Metropolitan Police Department and headed by Ukyo Sugishita (Yutaka Mizutani). Together with his partner, Kaoru Kameyama (Yasufumi Terawaki), this team is Japan’s version of The Odd Couple, solving clueless cases in original and outrageous ways.

©NHK
12/ 4 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Minamoto no Yoritomo rose an army in 1180 to destroy the Taira clan, and became Shogun of the newly established Kamakura shogunate. This is a historical drama depicting the story after the mysterious death of Yoritomo. 13 lords who supported Yoritomo in the battle compete for the next power. The story spotlights Hojo Yoshitoki, the youngest among the 13, who worked as the closest aide of Yoritomo during the battle.

©2022WOWOW / FINE Entertainment
In 1990, Hagizaki, Tatsuo(Kotaro Koizumi), the accounting dept. chief of Ukishima Electric, was busy negotiating on getting a loan together with Sekino, the company's general manager. Sekino got involved in a 200 million yen fraud and he later disappeared with the loan. The company decides to cover up the incident to protect its image, but Hagizaki wants to get to the bottom of the matter with the help of his newspaper reporter friend, Muraki...

©NHK
(3)
12/ 6 (Tue) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Having giving up on her child with an unfaithful lover, a desperate woman decides to run away with the baby that her lover has with his wife... What is it to live as a mother and a woman? This is a five-and-a-half-year fugitive story about a mother and daughter who transcend blood ties.

©Fuji Television Network, Inc.
(9)
12/ 7 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Takeshiro Shikota (Ryo Yoshizawa) is a pediatrician in Hokkaido. One day, Takeshiro is transferred to the newly established PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). There, Takeshiro meets Dr. Hajime Ueno. Hajime is a pioneer in his field and hopes to establish PICU all over Japan. He came to Hokkaido from Tokyo to establish PICU, which can use a medical jet plane to cover the vast area of Hokkaido. Meeting with Hajime changes Takeshiro's life as a pediatrician.

Kihei (Okuda Eiji), a wholesaler of medical drugs in Nihonbashi, is on the verge of death. His daughter Oshino (Kuninaka Ryoko) sends a messenger to pick up her unfaithful mother Osono (Akiyoshi Kumiko) at a second house, but she does not show up. Oshino carries Kihei to see her mother, but he dies on the way. Keeping her father’s will to herself, Oshino meets her mother, and she finds out about a secret concerning her birth. At that night, the second house caught fire and three corpses are found...

©ABC TV・tv asahi・松竹
12/ 10 (Sat) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Inokichi (Kishi Yuta), who works under constable Watanabe Shogoro (Higashiyama Noriyuki) of the Honmachi Magistrate’s Office arranged a group, called Bankuru to accuse of wrongdoing by graffiti, and start get popular.Not even Shogoro had foreseen that the appearance of Bankuru, but It would be the beginning of a new tragedy...

©NHK
(1)
12/ 24 (Sat) 8:30PM(ET) /5:30PM(PT)
Part 2 will be aired next day.

©NHK
12/ 26 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A drama based on a true story of a Japanese ophthalmologist Tadashi Hattori. For over 15 years, he has carried out free eye operations for poor Vietnamese patients. Hattori (Gaku Hamada) goes to Vietnam as a volunteer at a Vietnamese doctor’s earnest request. But all he saw there was poor medical environment and cultural gap. One day, he meets a boy on the verge of blindness due to eye disease.

©NHK
12/ 28 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

©NHK
Unsolved Cases
12/ 30 (Fri) 8:30PM(ET) /5:30PM(PT)

Regulary Aired Programs

Seicho Matsumoto’s “Walls of Eyes”
©2022WOWOW / FINE Entertainment
Mon
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
PICU
©Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Wed
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
THE TRAVELNURSE
©テレビ朝日
Fri
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
The First Penguin
©Chika Tsubouchi/GHIBLI ©NIPPON TV
Thu
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 2:05~3:00AM(ET) /11:05~12:00AM(PT)
My Ex-Boyfriend’s Last Will
©Hotate Shinkawa / TAKARAJIMASHA,Inc. ©2022 Fuji Television Network Inc.
Wed
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo 21
©テレビ朝日・東映
Sat
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
The Eighth Day
©NHK
Tue
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Mon
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat
MonTueWedThu
 
11:50~12:05PM(ET) /8:50~9:05PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 6:00~7:00PM(ET) /3:00~4:00PM(PT)
The 13 Lords of the Shogun
©NHK
Sun
 
8:00~8:47PM(ET) /5:00~5:47PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:50PM(ET) /10:00~10:50AM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 1:15~2:00AM(ET) /10:15~11:00PM(PT)
Denshichi Torimonocho
Thu
 
8:00~8:50PM(ET) /5:00~5:50PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:45AM(ET) /10:00~10:45PM(PT)
Soar High!
©NHK
SunMonTueWedThuFri
 
9:45~10:00PM(ET) /6:45~7:00PM(PT)
MonTueWedThuFriSat
RE
RE 7:30~7:50AM(ET) /4:30~4:50AM(PT)
MonTueWedThuFriSat
RE
RE 10:00~10:15AM(ET) /7:00~7:15AM(PT)

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