Variety

Featured Programs

©NHK
Yuji Tanaka
10/ 26 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The program unveils the family history of TV celebrities.

©NHK
KIMONO Special in Kyoto
10/ 27 (Tue) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
An information program for people in their 50s and 60s providing tips on how to have a fulfilling second life.

©NHK
fish sausage
10/ 28 (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.

©NHK
10/ 30 (Fri) 8:57PM(ET) /5:57PM(PT)
Comedy skits depicting joys and sorrows of life will be presented in omnibus formats.

©NHK
Top Chef's Private Meal
10/ 31 (Sat) 12:25AM(ET) /9:25PM(PT)
TV producers from all over Japan compete to entertain you! Popular "products" will be selected for future regular time slot. Refresh yourself watching their best works!

©NHK
Daichi Miura in Akita
11/ 2 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Veteran rakugo storyteller Shofukutei Tsurube travels across Japan with a personality, introducing families they meet along the way.

©NHK
11/ 4 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
Professional stylists give you hints on how to choose and let go of clothing. Having an ideal 'closet' will help you becoming who you want to be.

©NIPPON TV
11/ 6 (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
11/ 10 (Tue) 1:05AM(ET) /10:05PM(PT)
Single households now account for one-third of all households in Japan. The program sheds light on how these people spend their Friday evenings alone, or solo, and leaves the viewers with a feeling of contentment that being alone isn't such a bad thing after all.

©NHK
11/ 11 (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.

©NHK
11/ 15 (Sun) 9:15PM(ET) /6:15PM(PT)
Introducing many cute fluffy pets and heart-warming relationships between humans and animals with touching episodes through a variety of segments.

©NHK
11/ 17 (Tue) 12:05AM(ET) /9:05PM(PT)
Nowadays Japanese culture is considered cool around the world. Find out why with a group of foreigners who, each week, look into all things Japanese.

©テレビ朝日
11/ 22 (Sun) 3:00PM(ET) /12:00PM(PT)
Shingo Murakami, Shouta Yasuda, Tadayoshi Ohkura from Kanjani∞ presents the No.1 Music King Contest for the best singer and piano player of all the professional participants. This episode feaures Kids Special!

©NHK
11/ 27 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Having various people wear special camera glasses, the program focuses on the move of their eyes. Where does “sneak thief” look at? What is the difference between “bus driver” and amateur drivers? Why “wild animal trainer in the circus troupe” is not attacked by their animals? You will find the secrets and techniques of “move of eyes”.

Regulary Aired Programs

cool japan w/English Sub.
©NHK
Tue
 
12:05~1:00AM(ET) /9:05~10:00PM(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
Sat
 
12:00~12:40PM(ET) /9:00~9:40AM(PT)
Afternoon Live
©NHK
Mon-Fri
 
3:05~3:40PM(ET) /12:05~12:40PM(PT)
Edutainment "Sciencer" Show
©NHK
Sun
 
4:30~5:00PM(ET) /1:30~2:00PM(PT)
Late Night Show with Nitty and Gritty
©NHK
Wed
 
1:00~1:30AM(ET) /10:00~10:30PM(PT)
Round Table Talk on Childcare & Education
©NHK
Fri
 
12:10~12:35PM(ET) /9:10~9:35AM(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
Thu
 
11:15~11:45PM(ET) /8:15~8:45PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 12:35~1:00PM(ET) /9:35~10:00AM(PT)
Sandwichman's Let Me Take a Bath
©NHK
Thu
 
11:45~12:15PM(ET) /8:45~9:15PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 4:15~4:45AM(ET) /1:15~1:45AM(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
Tue
 
8:55~9:45PM(ET) /5:55~6:45PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 3:00~3:50AM(ET) /12:00~12:50AM(PT)
Tokoro-san, It's an Incident!
©NHK
Mon
 
9:15~9:45PM(ET) /6:15~6:45PM(PT)
Wed
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
 
12:40~1:15AM(ET) /9:40~10:15PM(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)
A Solo Life on Friday
©NHK
Tue
 
1:00~1:30AM(ET) /10:00~10:30PM(PT)
Soulful Bonfire
Mon
 
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)
Sun
RE
RE 3:00~4:15AM(ET) /12:00~1:15AM(PT)

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