Drama

Featured Programs

©NHK
"Eternal 'Nispa': Takeshiro Matsuura-- The Man Who Gave Name to Hokkaido"
7/ 20 (Sat) 8:40PM(ET) /5:40PM(PT)
A historical drama celebrating the 150th anniversary of Hokkaido's naming. Takeshiro Matsuura was an explorer from the end of the Edo to the Meiji period. He explored and investigated Ezo ? present Hokkaido ? and interacted with the indigenous Ainu people. Drawn to the culture and the ethnicity of Ainu, he became deeply involved in the history of Hokkaido.

©TBS(Japan)
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7/ 20 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Kimijima Hayato(Yo Ohizumi) works for a big manufacturing company. He wants to be successful at his job and he is mentioned for a promotion, but he opposes the company undertaking a project led by his boss. This leads to Kimijima being demoted to a chief of general affairs position at a factory in the province. He is also ordered to work as the general manager of the company's rugby team named Astros...

©Akiko Higashimura/YLAB JAPAN Corporation ©NIPPON TV
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7/ 22 (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...

©NHK
7/ 23 (Tue) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A young man (Hayato Ichihara) has not been able to go to work with no specific reason. One day, he meets an old man and a cat when sitting on a park bench. He takes the cat along to his home as the old man is going to enter a nursing home and can't take care of the cat anymore. With support of his wife (Yuri Nakamura,) he exerts himself to care for the cat, which will gradually make a change in his relationships with his family and society.

©2019フジテレビジョン
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7/ 23 (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.

©2019フジテレビジョン
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7/ 24 (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
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7/ 25 (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
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7/26 Fri. 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)Start
The story revolves around a female office worker in accounting department at a soap manufacturer. Through proofs of purchase and invoices which she works on, she finds suspicious activities by those concerned.

©NHK
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7/27 Sat. 1:05AM(ET) /10:05PM(PT)Start
A female office worker is tired of brag war against her friends on social media. She happens to visit an underground female idol group's live where she finds a member who looks dull but eventually becomes her favorite one.

©NHK
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7/ 28 (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.

©NHK
7/ 28 (Sun) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)

©NHK
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8/ 2 (Fri) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

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)
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)
©NHK
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)

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