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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...

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...

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...

There are a lot of famous TV personalities in the Japanese entertainment scene who appear regularly in different dramas, variety shows, and commercials. However, there are also people who enter the entertainment scene once and it turns out to be their lucky break. For those who tune into regular...

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...

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...

Japanese and Korean dramas are two of the most anticipated Asian drama. But what makes them so distinct? J-Drama 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....

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...

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...

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