Japanese TV

Woman in Japan accidentally pees herself during live broadcast

Trail of visible pee stains on the carpet temporarily suspends 24 Hour Television charity event programme.

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Mr Sato drinks stinky Pond Water Cider from Japan

A cider so foul-smelling it comes with a warning label.

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Harajuku crowded during coronavirus?! TV show slammed for using old footage to incite panic

Poster outside Takeshita Street McDonald’s alerts viewers to fake news on Japanese television.

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Foreign tourist comes to Japan hoping to see yakuza from Yakuza video game series

People are falling in love with the wide-eyed visitor from abroad who discovers Kabukicho isn’t really like it is in video games.

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How to dress for the weather: A guide from Japan

A simple life hack you can use anywhere in the world.

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Toilet-seat themed comedic-adventure The Benza breaks new ground for foreign talent in Japan

Full of literal toilet humor and heart, this Amazon Prime series is a breath of fresh air.

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“Meat futon” skit with girls in bikinis on Japanese TV slammed as sexist and outdated

Look carefully and you’ll see Japan’s Benny Hill sandwiched in between these women. 

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Japanese charity telethon 24-Hour Television faces criticism for poor spending and low popularity

Could this 40-year-old, quintessential Japanese summer program be on its deathbed?

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It’s Japanese commercial time! Watch the best ads from 2017 in one glossy 4K video

Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable ads that will make you laugh, cry and want to buy what they’re selling.

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Japanese TV show about draining ponds becomes surprise hit with viewers

People are hooked on the secret discoveries being made beneath the waters.

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Manga-based game show ups the ante with part-time jobs offering $805 for two days’ work

Get 91,000 yen for wearing a black suit, tie and sunglasses in special one-off job offer from new variety TV show based on manga and anime series Ultimate Survivor Kaiji.

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Famous Japanese “talent” Becky to appear on special Fuji TV New Year’s program

Joining her will be famed educator Hirotada Ototake, who was also caught up in a scandal this year.

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Japanese cats watch weather report every day, but not because they care about the forecast【Vid】

The morning news staple is event television for these cute kitties.

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Canadian YouTuber explains why she quit working on Japanese TV

Prominent “J-YouTuber” tells of her bitter experiences working with Japanese TV.

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Poll shows most disabled people in Japan dislike “inspirational” documentaries about disability

One major Japanese TV station calls out another’s use of disabled people in so-called “inspiration porn”.

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Japanese TV show teaches us how to read someone’s personality just by looking at their hands

From now on, first impressions are useless; just ask to see their hands.

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Whether or not it turns out to be the game-changer we’re hoping for, 2016 will be the year of virtual reality. Unfortunately, some people will be finding out the hard way how intense this new technology can be…

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Give yourself acid flashbacks with this bewildering new commercial for a Japanese soft drink

Some things you just can’t unsee.

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This new celebrity catchphrase clapping game is all the rage in Japanese schools【Videos】

Japanese students test their TV trivia knowledge and their ability to keep up with the beat in this new rhythm game that’s gone viral.

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Mini tragedy: Adorable raccoon tries to wash cotton candy to depressing results【Video】

It may only be a few seconds long, but this clip of a raccoon attempting to ‘wash’ some cotton candy serves as a powerful metaphor for life…

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