Drama

Featured Programs

©NHK
(38)
12/ 5 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The 60th historical drama depicts the life of Shibusawa Eiichi, known as the Father of Capitalism in Japan. He lived from the mid-19th to early 20th century, contributing to around 600 public projects, and led around 500 enterprises to success. He also committed to the international relations and was nominated to Nobel Peace Prize twice. He kept on challenging with high aspiration throughout the life and his well-calculated planning and sincere work opened up the way to the future of modern Japan.

©NHK
(4)
12/ 5 (Sun) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A drama based on the essay written by Japanese comedian group Asagaya Shimai, meaning Asagaya sisters, who are not actual siblings but live and work together. Elder sister Eriko and younger sister Miho live in a small room located in Asagaya, Tokyo. With their trademark pink dresses, they became icons of the area through interactions with unique neighborhood residents. However, busy life brings a change to their relationship. This is their story finding ideal way of life through loving days.

©TBS SPARKLE/TBS
(7)
12/ 6 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
In 2006, Rio Sanada (Yuriko Yoshitaka) lived in a village where a missing person case took place. Rio later studied in the pharmacy dept. at a university in Tokyo. Now, Rio takes the CEO position at Sanada Wellness. and receives attention from the media and public because of her young age as a CEO, then becomes a material witness in a series of murder cases, which took place recently and is related to the missing person case from 2006...

©NHK
Fukaya retired from his long career as a high school teacher and begins his second life as a volunteer probation officer. One day, he gets to be in charge of a woman who served time for the murder of her child. She takes unexpected action upon dischargement, and her another child absolutely refuses to see her. This drama depicts how Fukaya supports people with their rehabilitation and the story gradually uncovers why he chose to be a probation officer.

©NHK
This is a mystery entertainment drama set in the early Meiji period, a new era which was full of drastic change with the opening of the country. Yuki Shinjuro (Fukushi Sota), a reputable detective who returned from Europe, with Izumiyama Toranosuke (Yamato Yuma), a hasty buddy of Shinjiro, together they solve difficult cases and develops through their encounters with political dignitaries.

©テレビ朝日
(8)
12/ 8 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A worldwide pandemic causes the medical system to collapse across the world, including Japan. Under this very difficult situation, Totei University Hospital, makes the decision to focus on infectious disease and internal treatments, and also faces a power struggle, while dealing with the infectious disease crisis. No matter what, Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura) goes her way as a surgeon.

©TBS(Japan)
(8)
12/ 9 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
In 2023, Prime Minister Eiichi Higashiyama (Toru Nakamura) pushes for COMS at the World Environment Conference. Eiichi gathers talented bureaucrats and launches Japan Future Promotion Conference. Keishi Amami (Shun Oguri) and Koichi Tokiwa (Kenichi Matsuyama) are members of that conference. One day, Yusuke Tadokoro’s (Teruyuki Kagawa) article is published in a magazine, which warns that Kanto region will sink into the sea..

©テレビ朝日・東映
AIBOU is now in its 20th year since it was broadcast for the first time!Two unique outlaw police investigators, Sakyo Sugishita(Yutaka Mizutani) and Wataru Kaburagi(Takashi Sorimachi)try to solve mysterious and clueless cases with their very original and outrageous ways.

©キューライス
12/13 Mon.~15 Wed.10:53PM(ET) /7:53PM(PT)

©NHK
Part 1-2
12/ 17 (Fri) 3:00AM(ET) /12:00AM(PT)
The story revolves around Yui(Suzuki Rio), a high school student who worries a lot alone about her unexpected pregnancy by her classmate. Chiharu(Kurashina Kana), a staff of children’s consultation center, presents various options for Yui, one which includes a “special adoption” system of newborns. What is her choice after thinking out what is important for the well-being of her newborn?

©NHK
12/ 18 (Sat) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)

©NHK
12/ 23 (Thu) 4:50AM(ET) /1:50AM(PT)
A drama about women facing difficulties surrounding menstruation. Hikari (Kom I), a photographer, suffers from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Despite it being her important business day, her symptom is exacerbated by bad weather. Meanwhile, Aoi (Kudo Haruka), a model who is scheduled to wear swimsuits for shooting, falls into a panic because her period started suddenly. Sympathizing with Aoi, Hikari takes a bold move for her.

©NHK
(4)
12/27 Mon.~29 Wed. 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
This drama is based on a comic "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" written by Araki Hirohiko. The main character Kishibe Rohan, a cartoonist, is one of popular characters in the comic series "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" by Araki which has recorded 100 million of the total circulation. The story depicts strange adventures that Kishibe experiences while collecting materials for his work.

©NHK
Part 1
12/ 30 (Thu) 1:00PM(ET) /10:00AM(PT)
Highlights of the serial drama"Welcome Back, Mone". Part 2 will be aired at same time next day.

©NHK
12/ 30 (Thu) 9:40PM(ET) /6:40PM(PT)

Regulary Aired Programs

Asagaya Shimai's Slow Life Together
©NHK
Sun
 
11:15~11:45PM(ET) /8:15~8:45PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 5:30~6:00AM(ET) /2:30~3:00AM(PT)
Doctor-X (2021)
©テレビ朝日
Wed
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
JAPAN SINKS: People of Hope
©TBS(Japan)
Thu
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Dearest
©TBS SPARKLE/TBS
Mon
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Mon
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo Season 20
©テレビ朝日・東映
Sat
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Emergency Interrogation Room
©テレビ朝日
Sun
RE
RE 2:00~2:50PM(ET) /11:00~11:50AM(PT)
The Ultramarine Scope
©NHK
Fri
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
KAMEN RIDER BUILD
©ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC. AND TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
Fri
 
6:30~6:55PM(ET) /3:30~3:55PM(PT)
Meiji Civilization Detective Shinjuro
©NHK
Wed
 
8:00~8:40PM(ET) /5:00~5:40PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:45AM(ET) /10:00~10:45PM(PT)
Reach Beyond the Blue Sky
©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)
Come Come Everybody
©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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