television

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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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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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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Japanese kids’ show a big hit overseas for strangely moving Rube Goldberg machine story【Video】

I often enjoy watching the educational programming of NHK’s E-Tele in the mornings with my family while we get ready for the day. It’s full of fun and educational shows that teach everything from English to geography, and Pitagora Switch (Japanese pronunciation of “Pythagora Switch”) is a big crowd favorite. It showcases cute little machines similar to Rube Goldberg devices where a ball travels along an array of painstakingly arranged cups, springs, ramps, pulleys and whatever else they can cram in to get to the other end.

My two-year-old daughter always gets a kick out of its blend of physics and fun, and now apparently so does much of the Western world after a segment of the show posted onto YouTube has received rave reviews on Reddit for its unique combination of story-telling and Rube Goldberg machinations.

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Sony unveils bizarre new TV remote control with built-in speaker, met with confusion and LOLs

It’s amazing how much technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Companies continually strive to outdo one another by bringing us the latest modern conveniences and seeking to create new and unique gizmos that we won’t want to live without. That said, there are times when we seem to rely on technology more than we need to, and when it feels like companies release new devices without much of a goal in mind besides trying to be different..

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Super Mega Important Debate – Japanese TV: is it just plain awful? 【Poll】

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Super Mega Important Debate is back! This weekend, we’re putting Japanese TV under the spotlight and asking you, our good-looking and never-shy-to-venture-an-opinion readers, whether you think the TV shows broadcast in Japan are wonderfully entertaining or a big bag of steaming horse poop.

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