Drama

Featured Programs

©テレビ朝日
A few months before a law is enacted that requires the recording of all police interrogations, police officers gather at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and they receive instruction on how to treat suspects better. They observe, Yukiko Makabe(Yuki Amami) from the special interrogation team Kintori interrogate a suspect who does not show any signs of remorse. Yukiko uses sharp words and shows a lack of respect towards the suspect...

©NHK
(6)
5/ 24 (Fri) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A story about Kumokiri Nizaemon, a thief-of-all-time and the leader of a gang of thieves, who brilliantly steals an enormous sum of money from the rich by non-violent means without leaving any trace.

©NHK
(48)
5/ 24 (Fri) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)
The 100th Drama Serial revolves around the heroine, Natsu, who grows up in the great outdoors of Hokkaido, northern Japan and later pursues a career in animated films during its formative years.

©NHK
(6)
5/ 24 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Japanese remake of the internationally hit TV drama series "Mistresses" originally aired by BBC. 4 female best friends love to have a girls' night out for drinks. Each of them lives a roller-coaster love life in search for true happiness.

©NHK
(2)
5/ 25 (Sat) 10:05PM(ET) /7:05PM(PT)
"Digital tattoo" is a term to refer to indelible data online. Many people are suffering from defamation and private information exposed on the internet. This story revolves around a lawyer in his 50s, not up on the internet, and a young youtuber who together help those who suffer from the pain of digital tattoo.

©TBS(Japan)
(4)
5/ 25 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Hiroshi Kataoka(Masaharu Fukuyama) works at a bank. He receives a promotion to manager of the Kamata branch. He is also informed that the Kamata branch will be shut down and he does not have to work hard. After the branch's shutdown, he will work again at the bank's headquarters. He sees the branch employees work hard and they do not know the branch will close. Hiroshi is conflicted between his job and his employees...

©NHK
(20)
5/ 26 (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.

©NIPPON TV
(6)
5/ 27 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Haruka Tachibana (Ayami Nakajo) is a rookie nurse with a bright personality. Natsumi Mihara (Asami Mizukawa) is 34-year-old veteran nurse. She is struggling at work and with her love life. While Haruka and Natsumi work as nurses at a place that deals with life and death, they laugh and cry. The two women grow as persons in the process.

©TBS Sparkle/TBS(Japan)
(6)
5/ 28 (Tue) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Tetsu Himokura (Tomohisa Yamashita) is a parasitologist. He enjoys researching the lives of parasites at his home laboratory and he barely leaves his home. Tetsu 's right hand is a robotic prosthetic hand. He is very smart, but blunt to others.Tomoe Makino is a bureaucrat from the Science Medical Countermeasure Office at the Cabinet Secretariat. He visits Tetsu. Tomoe asks for cooperation with Tetsu to work on unknown creatures and diseases.

©TBS Sparkle/TBS(Japan)
(6)
5/ 29 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Yui Higashiyama (Yuriko Yoshitaka) works as a director at WEB Production Company. Due to her workaholic father and bad experiences in the past, she loathes working overtime. Even 2 years ago, she broke off her engagement to Kotaro Taneda (Osamu Mukai) because he was a workaholic. At her job, Yui always leaves at the end of the regular working day and never works overtime. Her peaceful days begin to change after a new department head arrives at work.

©NHK
Even though neither having won a job nor having got a girlfriend because of being socially awkward, Takeru Suga, a college student, pretends to be a successful job-hunter and attends an old-fashioned dance party to change his everything.

©NHK
(1)
5/31 Fri. 8:00PM (ET) / 5:00PM (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)
I Will Not Work Over time, Period!
©TBS Sparkle/TBS(Japan)
Wed
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
In Hand
©TBS Sparkle/TBS(Japan)
Tue
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Nurse in Action!
©NIPPON TV
Mon
 
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)
Emergency Interrogation Room
©テレビ朝日
Thu
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Everyone’s Demoted!!
©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)
Mistresses
©NHK
Fri
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Digital Tattoo
©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)
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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