TV shows

Japanese drama set in New York is your next binge-watch series

HodoBuzz shines a spotlight on women in the media with a cast of characters that redefines what it means to be Japanese.

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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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Rick and Morty head to Tokyo in new anime short with bombshell revelations【Video】

Come for the Japanese anime references, stay for the plot-changing twist that’s blown viewers’ minds.

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Hana Kimura’s mother requests evidence of hate tweets cyberbullying her daughter after her death

Kyoko Kimura is building a case to bring down her daughter’s cyberbullies. 

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Terrace House star Kai Kobayashi says staff asked him to touch Hana Kimura’s breasts

“Unscripted” Netflix reality TV show comes under fire following claims of housemate manipulation.

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Hana Kimura’s mother slams Terrace House castmates for partying after daughter’s death

Kyoko Kimura calls out Hana’s friends after revealing staff pressured her daughter to stage scenes on the show.

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Death of Terrace House star Hana Kimura prompts Yu Darvish to speak out against cyberbullying

Pro baseballer shares three easy phrases people can use to stop a plague of hurtful online comments.

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Terrace House stars condemn cyberbullying after death of housemate Hana Kimura

Messages from Netflix reality show cast members suggest bullying contributed to the young pro-wrestler’s death.

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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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Friends cafe set to open in Tokyo for a limited time!

Channel your favourite character on the Central Perk couch with special menu items and Japan-exclusive goods.

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Terrace House funnyman Ryota Yamasato now married to Japanese actress Yu Aoi

The unlikely marriage that no one saw coming surprises everyone in Japan.

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Queer Eye in Japan: Behind the scenes of new Netflix special currently being filmed in Tokyo

We take a look at what the Fab Five have been getting up to during their stay in Japan.

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Five reasons why Queer Eye is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan

How the loud-and-proud Fab Five were able to find success in a country that lags behind others when it comes to LGBTQ issues.

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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 version of 24 in production, set to air in 2020

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Walking Dead star Norman Reedus sends Christmas greetings via Japanese comedy stripper Mr Uekusa

Japanese star of Britain’s Got Talent goes from strength to strength as his festive strip show catches the eye of a famous fan.

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Studio Ghibli TV show soon to be available on Amazon Prime Video

Get ready to binge watch all 26 episodes of Ronia the Robber’s Daughter.

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After 19 years, Ash Ketchum keeps streak alive with an as-expected performance in Pokémon League

Ash Ketchum’s latest bout with destiny went just about how you probably expected it to.

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Yo-Kai Watch debuts abroad: characters get name changes but songs retain their epic nature【Video】

Level-5, the game developer behind hits such as Ni no Kuni, Professor Layton and the mega-popular Yo-Kai Watch, are no strangers to success. They’ve even turned their mega-hit Yo-Kai Watch into an ongoing 90-episode anime series. Since then, the popularity of the show, the game and the characters has really risen, especially Jibanyan, who has surpassed Pikachu in popularity. It was only a matter of time before this huge hit would dip a toe into international waters, and on Disney XD it finally happened.

A TV show about spirits based on Japanese folklore would probably have needed a few adjustments when screened for a Western audience, so we were wondering, what did they decide to name their main character in the English version?

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