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120 Seconds of Science
2020

62nd Science and Technology Film/Video Festival - Education/Liberal Arts Excellence Award Tsukuba Science Expo Memorial Foundation Chairman's Award Looking at the world around us through the eyes of science, there are many questions of "why?" lurking all around us. Those questions can lead to discoveries and surprises! The question "why?" has the power to change ...
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Manga Food Restaurant “dying to eat”
2018 55 min

This series follows two fictional characters, Kenjiro Tabe, an office worker with a passion for food in manga, and Chinatsu Yamamoto, his subordinate. Together, the pair visit real-life restaurants to challenge chefs to reacreate various meals that are featured in legendary gourmet mangas. From a 20 cm x 20 cm steak, to a fried croquette ...
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Boys & Men Japanesque
2019 10 min

BOYS AND MEN is a popular male idol group in Japan. In this new series, they rediscover and report on Japan by experiencing first hand Japanese pop culture, traditional culture and craftsmanship, highlighting many of Japan's charms. In episode 1, for example, they introduce how Japanese swords are made.
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Amazing Cruises Around the World
2009

This show showcases wonderful trips on luxury cruise liners. It gives us unknown sea adventure, beautiful scenery, and an absolutely relaxing time! Escape the troubles of your daily lives and hop on to see the amazing places that we visit all over the world! You will see scenes of beauty and wonder that will simply ...
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Hatsune Miku- Magical Mirai 2018
2018 55 mins

This program showcases the 2018 concert of Hatsune Miku, an internationally famous vocaloid character. The first half of the program shows an interview of the creators of the concert, while the second half shows the concert itself. Get ready to dance and sing along to more of the irresistible tunes and beats brought to you ...
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Hatsune Miku – Magical Mirai 2017
2017 50 min

Hatsune Miku is a world famous Japanese vocaloid character who performs in front of a live audience. In this program, we will take a look at her 2017  concert. In the first section of the program, the creators of the show will be interviewed, revealing behind-the-scenes secrets about our adorable blue-haired idol.  In the second ...
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House on Diet
2017 30 mins

Does your house have too much stuff? In this unique program, we will introduce effective methods to extract "fat" from your house. To live comfortably, getting rid of unnecessary things -or "fat"- is key. With useful advice from the "House Diet Coach", various families will select what they really need and what they really need ...
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Famous Mountains of Japan
2016 30 mins

Most recently seen in the "yama-girl", or "mountain girl" boom in Japan, the popularity of hiking seems to be on the rise, capturing the hearts of older generations as well as younger generations. In the midst of this new wave of interest, there is a shift in the understanding of the term "hiking". Instead of ...
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Hirupeko -I am hungry-
2018 30 mins

This program will revolutionize your one-hour lunchtime! It will show you how to cook marvelous dishes, provide fun facts about daily ingredients, and also introduce delicious gourmet restaurants you`d long to visit! Watching it will surely help lighten up your meals, and give you the extra flavors that you didn`t know you were secretly craving! ...
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Century-Old Historic Houses
2011 60 mins

In this show, Norito Yashima and Riho Makise -famous Japanese actors- visit  old historic houses lived in by people for many generations. The houses range from celebrity houses, time-honored restaurants, to VIP guest houses. Watch as they marvel at the different architectural wonders they encounter every episode, and explore the varying histories behind each pillar, ...
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Let`s Have Fun!
2018 60 mins

This program is an entertaining and informative travel show, that introduces various "good trips" people can enjoy all around Japan. From wonderful leisure spots, views, traditional lodgings, and local cuisine, it`s all here! Information concerning seasonal activities and foods are  also provided, and the fun and energetic hosts even interview tourism experts and local store owners ...
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GOOD JOB IN JAPAN
2018 28 mins

This program explores the different jobs in Japan through the eyes of a young woman from Hong Kong. Every episode displays her encountering a new job, and learning its ins and outs through experiencing it with a different member of a Japanese boy idol group called "Boys and Men". Despite being the hosts of the show, they are ...
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Japanese Dream
2018 15 minutes

This program picks up unique individuals with enthusiasm and strong visions for the future. The program aims to motivate the viewers to achieve their own goals, and to “try again tomorrow”. It may make you think about who or what you are working hard for, and what you shouldn’t give up on.

--> This program picks up unique individuals with enthusiasm and strong visions for the future. The program aims to motivate the viewers to achieve their own goals, and to “try again tomorrow”. It may make you think about who or what you are working hard for, and what you shouldn’t give up on.
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10-JIN ACTOR
30 minutes

Follow the growth of 10 idols from Fukuoka, as they try to gain nationwide popularity! In 2014, 260 handsome men were scouted in Tenjin, a shopping district in Fukuoka. Their acting, singing and other unique talents were put to the test as they auditioned to become one of the ten chosen 10 JIN Actors. The goal of 10 JIN actors is to become entertainers who represent Fukuoka. They engage in various challenges , in their attempt to become true Asian starts in the near future.

--> Follow the growth of 10 idols from Fukuoka, as they try to gain nationwide popularity! In 2014, 260 handsome men were scouted in Tenjin, a shopping district in Fukuoka. Their acting, singing and other unique talents were put to the test as they auditioned to become one of the ten chosen 10 JIN Actors. The ...
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Hey TAXI! Teach Me about Cuisine!
30 minutes

Go  around Kyushu and find a powerful helper to introduce you to delicious meals around town. Taxi drivers usually know a lot about local entertainment and are willing to share inside knowledge with you. This is a non-rehearsed program where we walk around asking Taxi drivers to recommend different delicious restaurants according to the theme.

--> Go  around Kyushu and find a powerful helper to introduce you to delicious meals around town. Taxi drivers usually know a lot about local entertainment and are willing to share inside knowledge with you. This is a non-rehearsed program where we walk around asking Taxi drivers to recommend different delicious restaurants according to the theme.
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Wakako-Zake
2015 30 min

As usual she drinks alone in a bar tonight! Murasaki Wakako is 26 year-old office worker. She has a boyfriend, Hiroki, but she likes to drink alone. Because she is a real drinker, she wanders around looking for delicious foods and drinks... Whenever such foods integrate well into such drinks, she breathes a sigh “Psssh” ...
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Hungry Hoppers – Pigging out around Japan
2010 24 mins

This crazy and entertaining food show hosted by Yo Oizumi, a Japanese rising actor/star, follows three comedic guys known as the "Piggy Family" as they travel around Japan seeking out the local hidden delicacies that Japan's world renowned cuisine has to offer. Watch as the guys travel in their minivan, named "Onigiri Go," from town ...
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Finding 1984
2014 50 mins

"Nineteen Eighty-Four" is a masterpiece among science fiction novels that keeps influencing the world, including Haruki Murakami and Michael Moore, and significantly influences films, music, literature fine arts, and more. In 2014, 30 years after 1984, this documentary explores the subject matter as it relates to today's world and how proliferating technologies escalate the 'monitoring ...
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Three Moons
2015 71 mins

A sequel to "The Pierrot Prays to the Moon", which won the "Gold Medal Prize" at the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards. A beautiful village in the mountains. Mayu is a wife, a mother and a daughter-in-law. While taking care of her husband and son, she is faced with despair every day as she ...
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Cooking with Dog
2015 30 mins

'Cooking with Dog' is a cooking program which introduces recipes often prepared in Japanese kitchens. A mysterious woman known as ‘Chef’ cooks the dishes, while a dog, Francis, diligently explains the process. All the genuine Japanese dishes made by Chef look and taste fantastic. Francis may get sleepy at times, but be sure to watch ...
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Spin to Win : Japanese manufacturers spinning their way to the top
2013 52 mins

Since the global financial crisis in fall of 2008, Japan has suffered severe recession. You could even hear the phrase “Manufacturing Country” sounded in vain. However, in reality, the country’s manufacturing has been supported by the small manufacturing factories. Oil on their hands, sweat on their faces…Told not to lose faith, the small town factories ...
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Classroom of Idol’s Dream ~TPD’s road to 2020~
24 mins

A group of 10 girls aiming to be a unique performance group make up Tokyo Performance Doll (TPD). 'Classroom of Idol's Dream' is a series made to chronicle the girls' growth. With a classroom setting, the members of TPD take part in "special lessons" focusing on the many aspects of the entertainment industry including music, ...
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At Home with Venetia in Kyoto
2009 30 mins

Venetia Stanley-Smith has lived in the Kyoto district of Ohara for almost 20 years. She is a firm believer of living in accordance with nature, and utilizes its gifts in all aspects of daily living. Venetia’s garden is filled with over 100 varieties of seasonal herbs. She uses them in recipes for cooking, cleaning and ...
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Under 100
2011 5 mins

A brand new golf instructional program has arrived! You too can learn to shoot for under 100! The stage is set in a harsh futuristic world where Japanese citizens become utter failures in society if they don't perform well in golf. Hyakuta Takeo, the loser protagonist who isn't good enough in golf, takes on lessons ...
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Sushi Samplers A freshly made program just for you!
2011 5 mins

TI ComNet Japan is delighted to introduce our entertainment documentary – Sushi Samplers! With episodes that cover a variety of topics related to sushi-making, we want to dazzle viewers by portraying the true phenomenon of sushi, approaching it from a variety of angles and sprinkling episodes with rarely known sushi secrets. We’re confident that Sushi ...
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Gohan Relay
2008 140 mins

This series captures Koizumi Eri, a TV magician playing a “food relay” game. In this relay, she asks strangers in passing what they have had for dinner most recently. Eri’s mission is to eat the exact same food in the same location as the passerby strangers. She cannot return home until she completes her mission.
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Wafu Sohon-ke (Best of Japan)
2008 54 mins

In this program, we explore a wide range of ideas pertaining to Japanese ‘wa’ (often referred to as ‘harmony’) and what makes Japan and its culture so great. The importance of ‘objects’ which have been passed down through generations: these objects may be tangible or intangible, such as culture, expressions, tools, or anything that has ...
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The Problem Solvers
2011 24 mins

This variety program is unique in that viewers send in personal requests for hosts to investigate. Examples of challenges include ‘get my child to overcome their dislike of green bell peppers’; ‘help my friend who believes in fairies have the change to meet a real fairy’; ‘help me confess love to a bus driver I ...
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Ryori Mukashi-Banashi (Tales of Edo Cuisine)
2013 45 mins

This program takes you back in time to the Edo era of the 17th and 18 centuries, by recreating actual recipes of the time for the present. You not only learn how to cook the meals, but also the historical background behind each dish. However, this is no ordinary cooking show – it’s a period-style ...
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Ramen Kingdom
2012 55 mins

The folks of Yamagata Prefecture have an unparalleled love of ramen noodles! In fact, the number of ramen restaurants per household is the biggest in Japan! In response to the 2011 earthquake disaster, ramen restaurateurs have come up with a whole bunch of ways to put smiles back on customers’ faces and keep their wallets ...
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Love Hokkaido
2012 24 mins

‘Love Hokkaido’ is a program which attempts to show Hokkaido from a foreigner perspective, as well as prompt locals to rediscover the delights of their own backyard. The show will present the best of Hokkaido’s nature, culture, food and lifestyle weekly. The main focus is on Hokkaido cuisine, as the program takes a look at ...
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Kyushu Marugoto! Surprise tour
2013 85 mins

Dare discover the surprising side of Kyushu! TV stations in Kyushu have joined forces to bring you the best of Kyushu in winter. Join a surprise tour to discover new and old sights across Kyushu, including info on Kyushu’s must-see hot spring spots. This episode features: super-local hot springs in Fukuoka you never knew existed ...
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Crazy Science!
2008 15 mins

Have you ever wondered how far a rubber band-powered car can travel? What the world looks like through the eyes of a bug? Or how to make a rocket out of plastic PET bottles? This educational program teaches kids about science in a fun and casual manner, and attempts to answer any questions you have ...
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The Mysterious Door
2006 30 mins

In Tohoku area and Gunma Prefecture in North-Eastern Japan, there are many strange and mysterious tales! There must be reasons as to how these bizarre stories found their roots. Join the show’s hosts along with the studio audience as they try to uncover the mysteries in a scientific manner – see if you can solve ...
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Before/After SEASON Ⅱ: That’s a Dramatic Change!
2009 54 mins

'Before/After' is a home renovation show in which a team of architects and builders have to come up with building solutions to often seemingly-impossible problems. Cramped kitchens, dangerous stairs and tiny bathrooms are transformed into a brand-new living spaces for the owners. Each ‘takumi’ (which means ‘master’) responds as only an expert can to each ...
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