Variety

Featured Programs

12/ 3 (Sat) 1:50PM(ET) /10:50AM(PT)

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Shizuoka
12/ 4 (Sun) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(PT)
Comedian Tamori takes you on a tour to offer a glimpse of history hidden in modern scenes.

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Ninomiya, Kazuya Part1
12/ 5 (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. Part 2 will be aired next week.

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The show is MC-ed by comedian Hiroiki Ariyoshi. 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.

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Blurring
12/ 6 (Tue) 12:05AM(ET) /9:05PM(PT)
Various cultural aspects of Japan are being accepted as cool by foreigners. "COOL JAPAN" is a show that excavates cool aspects of Japanese culture and attempts to explore their charm and secrets by making full use of the perception of foreigners.

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Sensitivity to Cold
12/ 7 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
A unique theater show in which the showman chooses one item of the world and presents how to use or operate it with some surprising facts and useful tips that might 'update' your life.

12/ 13 (Tue) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Enka singer Hikawa Kiyoshi (kii) hosts a house party welcoming guests with food and songs.

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Gifu vs. Tochigi
12/ 13 (Tue) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)

12/ 15 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
'UMR' is an imaginary association that identifies 'Big 3s' of the world in various categories. The members discover another figure that is as valuable as the 'Big 3' figures, to create the new lists of 'Big 4s.'

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12/ 16 (Fri) 8:50PM(ET) /5:50PM(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!

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12/ 19 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

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Featuring actor Takayuki Yamada as a speaker, this TV series anthropomorphizes plants boldly and depicts it strange and mysterious life. Both unpredictable drama story written by Takeshi Takemura and full-scale biology images by visual professionals lead us into the fascinating botanical world.

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12/ 21 (Wed) 8:55PM(ET) /5:55PM(PT)
An informational variety show that finds tips only 30% of Japanese know via large-scale surveys. MC:Shinya Ueda&Teppei Arita (Cream Stew)

Pre-recorded NHK Newcomer Entertainer Award 2022. This contest, which has sent a number of comedians to stardom, is now regarded as the gateway to success for newcomers. Enjoy performance of comic story-tellers that have passed the preliminaries and are competing for the grand prix.

Regulary Aired Programs

cool japan w/English Sub.
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Tue
 
12:05~12:55AM(ET) /9:05~9:55PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
J-MELO
©NHK
Fri
 
4:30~5:00PM(ET) /1:30~2:00PM(PT)
Japanese Entertainment Encyclopedia
©NHK
Fri
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
Instruction Manual Theater
©NHK
Wed
 
8:55~9:45PM(ET) /5:55~6:45PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 3:00~3:45PM(ET) /12:00~12:45PM(PT)
Edutainment "Sciencer" Show
©NHK
Fri
 
5:30~6:00PM(ET) /2:30~3:00PM(PT)
Late Night Show with Nitty and Gritty
©NHK
Fri
 
12:30~1:05AM(ET) /9:30~10:05PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 4:30~5:00AM(ET) /1:30~2:00AM(PT)
MICHITAN
Thu
 
1:50~2:00AM(ET) /10:50~11:00PM(PT)
You Are the Fish Master
©NHK
Wed
 
8:00~8:40PM(ET) /5:00~5:40PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 4:00~4:40AM(ET) /1:00~1:40AM(PT)
Lunch ON!
©NHK
Thu
 
11:15~11:50PM(ET) /8:15~8:50PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 12:30~1:00PM(ET) /9:30~10:00AM(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
Fri
 
8:00~8:50PM(ET) /5:00~5:50PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 1:00~1:45AM(ET) /10:00~10:45PM(PT)
Leisurely Railway Journey Across Japan
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Wed
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
Strolling with Tamori
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Sun
 
7:10~8:00PM(ET) /4:10~5:00PM(PT)
Mon
RE
RE 1:00~1:45AM(ET) /10:00~10:45PM(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 1:00~1:50AM(ET) /10:00~10:50PM(PT)
The World Unknown to Matsuko
©TBS(Japan)
Thu
 
8:50~9:45PM(ET) /5:50~6:45PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 1:00~1:50AM(ET) /10:00~10:50PM(PT)
Only Locals Know
©NHK
Tue
 
8:55~9:45PM(ET) /5:55~6:45PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 4:00~4:45AM(ET) /1:00~1:45AM(PT)
The Quest
©NIPPON TV
Fri
 
8:50~9:45PM(ET) /5:50~6:45PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 1:05~2:00AM(ET) /10:05~11:00PM(PT)
Tokoro-san's Pursuit of Truth
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Sun
 
8:47~9:17PM(ET) /5:47~6:17PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 4:00~4:30AM(ET) /1:00~1:30AM(PT)
Exploration Factory
Sun
 
12:35~1:00AM(ET) /9:35~10:00PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 4:30~5:00AM(ET) /1:30~2:00AM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 5:35~6:00AM(ET) /2:35~3:00AM(PT)
The Visualization Entertainment: Go! Kaneo-kun
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Mon
 
9:05~9:45PM(ET) /6:05~6:45PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 4:00~4:35AM(ET) /1:00~1:35AM(PT)
Correlation Diagram of the Complex Social Phenomena
©NHK
Mon
 
8:50~9:05PM(ET) /5:50~6:05PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 12:45~1:00AM(ET) /9:45~10:00PM(PT)
Change Your Mindset and Solve Everyone’s Problems
Mon
 
9:05~9:45PM(ET) /6:05~6:45PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 4:00~4:35AM(ET) /1:00~1:35AM(PT)
Comedy Show: Shouten
©NIPPON TV
Sun
 
9:17~9:45PM(ET) /6:17~6:45PM(PT)
Fri
RE
RE 3:35~4:00PM(ET) /12:35~1:00PM(PT)
Miwa Akihiro's Life Counseling Room
©NHK
Wed
 
11:15~11:50PM(ET) /8:15~8:50PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 12:30~1:00PM(ET) /9:30~10:00AM(PT)
Verbalizing Hard to Express Feelings
Thu
RE
RE 12:30~1:00PM(ET) /9:30~10:00AM(PT)
NARESOME: Beginning of Our Relationship
©NHK
Wed
 
11:15~11:50PM(ET) /8:15~8:50PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 12:30~1:00PM(ET) /9:30~10:00AM(PT)
Teruyuki Kagawa's Amazing Insects!
©NHK
Wed
 
8:00~8:40PM(ET) /5:00~5:40PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 4:00~4:40AM(ET) /1:00~1:40AM(PT)
Tsurube's Salute to Families
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Mon
 
8:00~8:50PM(ET) /5:00~5:50PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 2:15~3:00AM(ET) /11:15~12:00AM(PT)

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