TV

What Makes Japanese Television Different From the Rest of the World?

Media affects our lives in many aspects. It can reflect the society and what is happening now, it can connect us with other countries and entertain us. In my country, political satire shows, observational comedy performances, and news satire programs are mainstream. But in Japan, TVs can be very different. I have noticed Japan has…

Enjoy the Art of Japanese Traditional Comedy Through the Show “Shoten”

If you’re wondering how Japanese people like to spend their free time, most of them are actually watching television programs. Comedy makes up quite a large portion on Japanese TV and watching a comedy show called ‘Shoten’ is a very popular way to kill some time. If you have watched TV in Japan on Sunday…

Check Out Japan’s 54-Year-Old Eternal Idol Seiko Matsuda Modeling Triumph’s Latest Lingerie!

In a global society where we generally only see young attractive models plastered all over billboards, magazines, TV, and so on, it’s nice to see an exception to this in Japan with the latest Triumph International lingerie commercial featuring the beautiful 54-year-old ‘Eternal idol’, Seiko Matsuda (松田聖子). Brief background on Seiko Matsuda Seiko Matsuda has…

Japanese Dramas: What is a Taiga Drama?

Taiga dramas (大河ドラマ) are also known as Big River dramas. The name was given by NHK, the local Japanese broadcast station, and refers to the annual, year-long dramas which are seen as the most significant dramas in Japan since 1963. Taiga dramas are based on historical fiction and are broadcasted every week on Sunday 8pm.…

Game of Thrones Book Cover by Noriko Meguro

With the world-wide hype around Game of Thrones, it is not surprising that it reached Japan as well. The first book of “A song of ice and fire” was published in 2002, only six years after being published in the US. The Japanese title for the books series is close to its original :”koori to…

Japanese Dramas VS Korean Dramas

Japanese and Korean dramas are two of the most anticipated Asian drama. But what makes them so distinct? Many people argue about which is better, The J-Drama or K-Drama? Well, I can’t please everybody and I am not in the right position to give judgment since I love both. However, I’ll just state what are…

Learn About Japan with Maruko Chan

Chibi Maruko Chan Anime Chibi Maruko Chan is one of the popular anime TV series in Japan. It is very famous and has been followed by a lot of audiences. It talks about the everyday life of a little girl called Maruko Chan. Who is Maruko Chan? お母さん、ありがとう。4つも給食袋作ってくれて、大変だったよね。なのに・・・。前田さんのバカ。かわいくないなんて言う人には絶対あげないよ。お母さんが許しても、あたしは絶対許さない。『お母さんの給食袋』18時から、お楽しみにね。 pic.twitter.com/7oewqeAi3E — ちびまる子ちゃん【公式】 (@tweet_maruko) February 18, 2017…

3 best Japanese TV-shows that are not about food

America is going through a golden age of television programming. Japan? Not so much… According to a recent survey by the Asahi newspaper, nearly 75 percent of those surveyed noted that they thought Japanese TV is boring. Many programs are just people eating food and shouting, “Umai!!!” (delicious). But there are a few babies in…