Variety

Featured Programs

©NHK
Kingdom of Belgium
7/ 21 (Sun) 3:00PM(ET) /12:00PM(PT)
A treasure hunting travelogue visiting flea markets around the world. In this episode, singer Mari Hamada and actor Hayato Isomura discover treasures such as antique crystal glasses and quality lace products at the flea market in Belgium.

©NHK
7/ 23 (Tue) 8:45PM(ET) /5:45PM(PT)
Popular comedians try to nurture AI's sense of humor by responding to various topics prepared by AI over a period of two and a half months. Let's see who will succeed in producing the funniest AI.

©NHK
Native Flower in Holland & South Africa
7/ 25 (Thu) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Let's embark on a journey of discovery with top buyers! From fashion to gourmet and interior, finest items selected by professional connoisseurs will be introduced along with behind-the-scenes stories.

©NIPPON TV
7/ 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!

©Asahi TV Broadcasting Corp.
7/ 27 (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
7/ 27 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
The Ig Nobel Prize is awarded to "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." Japanese researchers won the prizes for the last twelfth straight year. In this program, challengers try unlikely experiments aiming at the prize.

©NHK
Kosaka, Daimao(Producer of Piko Taro)
7/ 27 (Sat) 1:35AM(ET) /10:35PM(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
Watermelon
7/ 31 (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
Tea World in Shanghai
8/ 1 (Thu) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Let's embark on a journey of discovery with top buyers! From fashion to gourmet and interior, finest items selected by professional connoisseurs will be introduced along with behind-the-scenes stories.

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)
Sandwichman's Let Me Take a Bath
©NHK
Tue
 
9:15~9:45PM(ET) /6:15~6:45PM(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
©NHK
Thu
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(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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