television

Japanese weather presenter ad-libs through blooper, becomes Internet’s favourite girl 【Video】

Turns out it’s not the first time she’s used her charm to deal with an embarrassing live-to-air blunder.

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Kumamon comes under fire for prank against TV presenter, apologizes

Beloved regional mascot admits he’s been a bad, bad bear.

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NHK slips touching hidden message into TV listings on March 11

A subtle way to let certain people know they’re still on your mind.

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Partner of Japanese Eddie Murphy blackface comedian says “Exile him from the country.”

Long debate on national television ensues.

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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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After Yoshiki binges on them during TV appearance, Ginza Akebono’s cheese snacks sell out

We track down the few remaining cheese crackers that have hooked the legendary frontman of X Japan.

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“NHK Repelling Stickers” free for anyone wanting to keep away Japan’s public TV fee collectors

It’s a strange state of affairs when a public TV station is treated in the same way as mosquitoes or demons.

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Fans wonder if children’s show Pretty Cure’s next season will go “full lesbian”

This long-running children’s series may not be doing it on purpose, but is making significant strides in LGBT acceptance in Japan.

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North Korean missile launches may cost Japanese broadcasters “billions of yen”

The missiles may not be physically crashing into Japan, but their effect is hitting television stations square in the wallet.

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40 ways foreign and Japanese TV dramas are different, according to our Japanese-language reporter

A lot’s been said about how foreign audiences feel about Japanese TV dramas, but what if we flip the script?

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Top 5 Studio Ghibli films Japanese viewers are tired of watching

These responses prove that when you’re spoiled with the best anime in the world, you really can have too much of a good thing.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 ways to get rid of the annoying door-to-door NHK guy 【Weird Top Five】

How to swiftly, and humorously, deal with the bane of every TV owner’s existence in Japan.

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Doshisha’s retro LCD TV even comes with functioning clicking channel knob just like the old days!

The forgotten tactile pleasure of turning a clicky dial to change the television channel can be had again!

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Chinese animation making inroads on Japanese television, but not everyone is a fan

An anime based on a popular Chinese manga makes no bones about its artistic roots but hopes to show the world mainland Chinese culture.

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Japan’s public broadcaster wins landmark court case and 12 bucks

NHK’s reign of terror on the Japanese public continues in an unprecedented court victory over a man who engineered his television to refuse their service.

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Japanese TV compares kissing, bathing, and slapping scenes in manga for girls vs. boys【Pics】

This may help explain why men and women never understand each other….

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New mascot “Lucky Bear” appearing on Chinese TV looks awfully familiar

A roly-poly bear with red cheeks and white eyebrows recently appeared on a TV program in China, which can mean only one thing: Kumamoto Prefecture traveled six years back in time and ripped them off!

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Japanese TV show decides to censor the exposed nipples…of babies 【Photos】

Put a shirt on, you crazy kids!

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Japanese Sherlock manga finally gets an English release

The wait is finally over for Sherlock fans who have been waiting over four years to get their hands on the Japanese manga adaptation of the popular British TV series.

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Hide your daughters! Kagoshima’s suave new bear mascot is winning hearts all over

Meet the bear that’s making women say: “I wanna fall prey to him!”

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