Drama

Featured Programs

©NHK
(35)
9/ 15 (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.

©Akiko Higashimura/YLAB JAPAN Corporation ©NIPPON TV
(10)
9/ 16 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Shoko Hama (Ann) is a 32-year-old single woman and a contract worker. She is not good at romance and does not have a boyfriend, but she wants to get married. For the past 2 years, she has been looking for a man to marry. Still unable to find the right guy, Shoko decides to take a solo trip. During her trip she meets a handsome younger man. Shoko lies to him and tells him that she is a married woman...

©MK,NK,YS/J/F
(10)
9/ 17 (Tue) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Asagao (Juri Ueno) is a rookie forensic scientist, who works at a university forensic medicine class in Kanagawa Prefecture. Asagao lives with her father Taira (Saburo Tokito), who is a veteran detective. One day, Asagao’s forensic medicine class unexpectedly works with the investigation section of the police department. When a dead body is found, the body is transferred to Asagao’s forensic medicine class. Asagao now works with her detective father.

© Dai Yokozeki / Kodansha / 2019 Fuji Television Network, Inc.
(9)
9/ 18 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
"Hana’s (Kyoko Fukada) comes from a family that has been thieves for generations. Hana refuses to become a thief and she wants to live a normal life. She currently works as a librarian and she is dating Kazuma (Koji Seto), who works as a public officer. She hears that Kazuma’s family are all public officers. One day, Hana visits Kazuma’s family. She discovers that Kazuma ’s family, including Kazuma, are actually all police officers.

©テレビ朝日・東映
(10)
9/ 19 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Yu Amagi (Noriyuki Higashiyama) works forf the 1st investigation division. The team is known as a grave for detectives and they are filled with expelled detectives. The 7 members though are excellent detectives. They have conflicts with each other, but cooperate and solve difficult cases.

©NHK
(7)
9/ 20 (Fri) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A heartwarming family drama set in the Edo period. The story revolves around Onobu, wife of a poor Hatamoto (direct retainer of the Shogun) Kokichi, and her family.

©NHK
Part 1 & Part 2
9/ 22 (Sun) 3:50PM(ET) /12:50PM(PT)
Englishman Bryan Jenkins moves to Tokyo with his family to live with his father-in-law. With his wife heading out to work in the city, he must come to grips with being a homemaker in Japan! Full of laughter and love – and plenty of cultural misunderstandings, witness life in Tokyo through the eyes of a foreigner who just wants to keep his family safe and happy.

©NHK
9/ 24 (Tue) 12:25AM(ET) /9:25PM(PT)

©NHK
Part 3 & Part 4
9/ 29 (Sun) 3:50PM(ET) /12:50PM(PT)
Englishman Bryan Jenkins moves to Tokyo with his family to live with his father-in-law. With his wife heading out to work in the city, he must come to grips with being a homemaker in Japan! Full of laughter and love – and plenty of cultural misunderstandings, witness life in Tokyo through the eyes of a foreigner who just wants to keep his family safe and happy.

©NHK
(1)
9/29 Sun. 9:45PM (ET) / 6:45PM (PT)Start

Regulary Aired Programs

Natsu
©NHK
Sun
 
11:40~12:00AM(ET) /8:40~9:00AM(PT)
Haru's Weekend at Japanese Old House Cafe
©NHK
Thu
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
No Side Manager
©TBS(Japan)
Sat
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 5:05~6:00AM(ET) /2:05~3:00AM(PT)
Daughter of Lupin
©Dai Yokozeki / Kodansha / 2019 Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Wed
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Fake Affair
©©Akiko Higashimura/YLAB JAPAN Corporation ©NIPPON TV
Mon
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 5:00~6:00AM(ET) /2:00~3:00AM(PT)
Seven Detectives (2019)
Thu
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Nurse in Action!
©NIPPON TV
MonTueWedThuFri
RE
RE 3:00~4:00PM(ET) /12:00~1:00PM(PT)
Asagao - Forensic Doctor
©MK,NK,YS/J/F
Tue
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo Season 17
©テレビ朝日・東映
Sun
RE
RE 2:00~2:50PM(ET) /11:00~11:50AM(PT)
It's Not on Expenses!
©NHK
Fri
 
10:00~10:50PM(ET) /7:00~7:50PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Swindle Detective
©NHK
Sat
 
10:05~11:00PM(ET) /7:05~8:00PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Kokichi's Wife
©NHK
Fri
 
8:00~8:40PM(ET) /5:00~5:40PM(PT)
Fri
 
8:00~8:40PM(ET) /5:00~5:40PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Idaten
©NHK
Sun
 
8:00~8:47PM(ET) /5:00~5:47PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 1:15~2:00AM(ET) /10:15~11:00PM(PT)
Tenchijin w/E Sub
Sat
 
5:15~6:00PM(ET) /2:15~3:00PM(PT)
Natsu
©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 10:00~10:20AM(ET) /7:00~7:20AM(PT)
"Idaten" Digest
Fri
 
10:50~11:00PM(ET) /7:50~8:00PM(PT)

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