Variety

Featured Programs

©NIPPON TV
4/ 26 (Fri) 8:57PM(ET) /5:57PM(PT)
Whether on land, at sea, or in the air, the world is full of mysteries and adventures waiting to be experienced. The Quest will travel anywhere in the world for the chance to take on any challenge, in a way that will surely make you laugh! It just might be the first program to sucessfully combine variety, science, and comedy!

©NHK
Introducing to the ultimate hotels in the World. You'll be amazed at the unusual and strange hotels located in unbelievably remote areas. Watch and find out another way of enjoying hotels!

©NHK
New Era "Reiwa"
5/ 1 (Wed) 8:25PM(ET) /5:25PM(PT)
"50 Voices" is the Program to find out about contemporary Japanese through simple questions posed on 50 people.

©NHK
Events and fashions which represent the 30 years of the Heisei era are depicted in a comedy drama style. Bakarhythm throws in comments from his own point of view.

©NHK
Anzen Manzai, Miyazon
5/ 4 (Sat) 1:00AM(ET) /10:00PM(PT)
Manzai and comedy skits are the ultimate communication skills! In this program, active Japanese comedians give lectures to workers on their communication abilities that are also adaptable to various business scenes.

©NHK
Introducing many cute fluffy pets and heart-warming relationships between humans and animals with touching episodes through a variety of segments.

©NHK
"Natsu" Special
5/ 8 (Wed) 7:45PM(ET) /4:45PM(PT)
Let's learn trivia of things we do unconsciously in our daily lives with "Chiko-chan," a five-year-old virtual girl who asks adults simple questions one after another!

©NHK
Brushing Teeth
5/ 8 (Wed) 8:57PM(ET) /5:57PM(PT)
Useful information on health and everyday life is conveyed through various scientific demonstrations in an easy-to-understand way.

©NHK
#5 New Era, Reiwa Special
5/ 11 (Sat) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(PT)
The show is MC-ed by comedian Hiroiki Ariyoshi, who hosts an NHK program on a regular basis for the first time. The mascot character "Kaneo-kun" , who loves money, visits various places, including popular visiting locations, and looks into different phenomena to learn how money plays a role. The undertaking help unravel unexpected trends in society. The program, which can be enjoyed by every member of the family, offers much food for thought.

©NHK
Ants
5/ 12 (Sun) 8:48PM(ET) /5:48PM(PT)
One of Japan's leading actors, Teruyuki Kagawa is also known as an insect lover. In the program, he disguises himself as a "mantis teacher" and gives expert-like lectures to children on how amazing insects are. The topic for this time is secret!

©NHK

©NHK
Nikko
5/ 14 (Tue) 9:15PM(ET) /6:15PM(PT)
Comedy duo Sandwichman and profound guests visit spas across Japan with the aim of soaking into a bath of local residents. The program is full of laughter and tears as well as baths; we guarantee viewers will feel refreshed!

©NHK
Seasoning
5/ 15 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
Useful information on health and everyday life is conveyed through various scientific demonstrations in an easy-to-understand way.

©TBS(Japan)
5/ 23 (Thu) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(PT)
A straight talk with Matsuko! Welcome to the world that is unknown to Matsuko Deluxe.Matsuko and her guests talk one on one without reservations. Guests from all types of professions are invited to present topics to discuss from their own specialties or their current interests. The unique and intriguing world views of each guest are challenged by Matsuko who does not hold anything back.

©Asahi TV Broadcasting Corp.
5/ 25 (Sat) 7:40PM(ET) /4:40PM(PT)
Adventurous Places, Unbelievable Stories! Is this a simple travel show? - NO! A documentary? - NO! The format offers a mix of unimaginable adventure and human stories! A traveler goes in search for their fellow Japanese countrymen in faraway places.

©NHK
Part 3
5/ 29 (Wed) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(PT)
A viewer-participating program hosted by Shingo Murakami and Koji Higashino. Selected applicants will talk about their funny big failure stories on the special stage. The winner will be awarded the NHK Trophy.

©NHK
Part 3
5/ 30 (Thu) 8:45PM(ET) /5:45PM(PT)
These days, more and more people are enjoying Japanese castles in their own way such as posting photos on SNS or using VR applications to experience its inside. This program introduces all such castle enthusiasms to Japanese castles selected from unique perspectives along with fun trivia, and the best will be determined by the guests.

Regulary Aired Programs

cool japan w/English Sub.
©NHK
Tue
 
12:10~1:00AM(ET) /9:10~10:00PM(PT)
J-MELO
©NHK
Tue
 
4:30~5:00AM(ET) /1:30~2:00AM(PT)
VS Arashi
©フジテレビジョン
Fri
 
8:57~9:45PM(ET) /5:57~6:45PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Japanese Entertainment Encyclopedia
©NHK
Sun
 
3:00~3:30AM(ET) /12:00~12:30AM(PT)
Afternoon Live
©NHK
Mon-Fri
 
3:00~3:55PM(ET) /12:00~12:55PM(PT)
Edutainment "Sciencer" Show
©NHK
Sun
 
4:30~5:00PM(ET) /1:30~2:00PM(PT)
Round Table Talk on Childcare & Education
©NHK
Sun
 
4:00~4:30AM(ET) /1:00~1:30AM(PT)
Science for Everyone
©NHK
Wed
 
8:55~9:45PM(ET) /5:55~6:45PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Lunch ON!
©NHK
Tue
 
8:00~8:30PM(ET) /5:00~5:30PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 5:30~6:00AM(ET) /2:30~3:00AM(PT)
Pop Music Club
©NHK
Sun
 
5:00~6:00PM(ET) /2:00~3:00PM(PT)
Trivia Quizzes--You'll Get Scolded by Chiko-chan!
©NHK
Wed
 
8:00~8:47PM(ET) /5:00~5:47PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Leisurely Railway Journey Across Japan
©NHK
Tue
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Japanese Names Trivia!
©NHK
Thu
 
8:00~8:50PM(ET) /5:00~5:50PM(PT)
Mon
RE
RE 3:00~3:50AM(ET) /12:00~12:50AM(PT)
Law and Laughter
©NHK
Fri
 
12:35~1:00PM(ET) /9:35~10:00AM(PT)
Strolling with Tamori
©NHK
Sun
 
7:10~8:00PM(ET) /4:10~5:00PM(PT)
Mon
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Honmadekka!? TV
©フジテレビジョン
Thu
 
8:50~9:45PM(ET) /5:50~6:45PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
The World Unknown to Matsuko
©TBS(Japan)
Thu
 
8:50~9:45PM(ET) /5:50~6:45PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
The Quest
©NIPPON TV
Fri
 
8:57~9:45PM(ET) /5:57~6:45PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
This World is Filled with Wants
©NHK
Thu
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Tokoro-san, It's an Incident!
©NHK
Mon
 
9:15~9:45PM(ET) /6:15~6:45PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
The Visualization Entertainment: Go! Kaneo-kun
©NHK
Sun
 
8:47~9:17PM(ET) /5:47~6:17PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 4:00~4:30AM(ET) /1:00~1:30AM(PT)
Producer Teppei Arita’s “Omotenasu” Comedy Show
©NHK
Sun
 
11:15~11:55PM(ET) /8:15~8:55PM(PT)
Tomio Umezawa & Koji Higashino's Eat Up Farmers Meal!
©NHK
Wed
 
12:35~1:00PM(ET) /9:35~10:00AM(PT)
Naomeets Fashionista
©NHK
Tue
 
1:00~1:30AM(ET) /10:00~10:30PM(PT)
Comedy Show: Shouten
©NIPPON TV
Sun
 
9:17~9:45PM(ET) /6:17~6:45PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 5:05~5:30AM(ET) /2:05~2:30AM(PT)
Comedian Teachers
Sat
 
1:00~1:30AM(ET) /10:00~10:30PM(PT)
Tsurube's Salute to Families
©NHK
Mon
 
8:00~9:15PM(ET) /5:00~6:15PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 3:00~4:15AM(ET) /12:00~1:15AM(PT)

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