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Sat 22 Jan

6:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:10am
ABU TV Song Festival 2020
ABU TV Song Festival 2021
Songs from across Asia rang out at 2021's General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - from Japan, Milet performed [inside you].

7:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:10am
Bento Expo Special
Renowned American chef David Bouley is aiming to revitalise the restaurant industry through the creation of a new style of innovative bentos - 'Bento Expo' host Marc Matsumoto meets him to discuss.

8:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:10am
AnixPara World
We focus on wheelchair rugby - legendary manga creator Chiba Tetsuya blends fiction with real life to tell the story of a young man who must overcome tragedy to achieve his dreams.

8:25am
PythagoraSwitch Mini
There are various interesting laws and rules and philosophies hidden in our daily lives; this programme introduces children to them and teaches them how to think about them.

Rating: 6
8:30am
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from Day 13 of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
8:57am
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

9:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:10am
Anime Supernova
Up-and-coming creator Hosokawa Shin is known for his meticulous stop-motion animation and unique world view formed by realistic sets and hand-crafted puppets.

9:25am
Darwin's Amazing Animals
Scuba divers descend into the night-time morass of a hundred thousand small slimy creatures extending in all directions; it's a squid run, a rarely seen soiree now at great risk due to climate change.

9:50am
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
Trails to Oishii Tokyo Mini
Matcha sweets are loved globally, but matcha is originally green tea leaves ground to make tea. We visit Uji in Kyoto - famed for matcha - and see how it's used in the tea ceremony, a symbol of Japan.

Rating: 8
10:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:10am
Today's Close-Up
27 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, young survivors are starting to speak up about their experiences - they want to make sure their memories are passed on to the next generation.

10:40am
Five Frames for Love
Ryota, the Male Pole Dancer Rising Above Life - Field, Freedom
A world-renowned champion who rises above each and every obstacle, this is Ryota, a charismatic pole dancer.

10:55am
Turn Cardboard Into Nice Figures!
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 10
11:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:10am
Cool Japan
The panellists evaluate the unique customs and traditions by which snow has been dealt with and even utilised as a productive resource in the snowbound regions of Japan.

Rating: 8.5
11:55am
Easy Japanese
A new version of Easy Japanese is coming to TV first this time. Learn simple expressions you can put to use whether you're visiting or staying; tune in and start speaking

12:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:10pm
ABU TV Song Festival 2020
ABU TV Song Festival 2021
Songs from across Asia rang out at 2021's General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - from Japan, Milet performed [inside you].

1:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:10pm
Bento Expo Special
Renowned American chef David Bouley is aiming to revitalise the restaurant industry through the creation of a new style of innovative bentos - 'Bento Expo' host Marc Matsumoto meets him to discuss.

2:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:10pm
Biz Stream
This episode shows how combining IoT technology with circular farming practices such as using chicken manure to heat greenhouses is proving to be just as good for farmers as it is the environment.

2:40pm
Five Frames for Love
Ryota, the Male Pole Dancer Rising Above Life - Field, Freedom
A world-renowned champion who rises above each and every obstacle, this is Ryota, a charismatic pole dancer.

2:55pm
Japanology Plus
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9.5
3:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:10pm
NHK Documentary
As the global auto industry undergoes rapid and unprecedented upheaval in the rush to switch to fully electric vehicle technology, we investigate how Japan's carmakers are riding the wave of change.

Rating: 9.7
4:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:10pm
Turn Cardboard Into Nice Figures!
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 10
4:15pm
Four Seasons in Japan
Ringed by reeds, Fukushimagata Lagoon has nearly 60 islands of various sizes - in May, Oriental reed warblers arrive from southeast Asia, their boisterous song signalling a new life cycle's start.

4:25pm
We, In the Time of Corona
For former astronaut Chris Hadfield, life in self-isolation amid a pandemic is similar to that of an astronaut in space. We asked how he is coping with sequestering during this pandemic.

4:30pm
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from Day 14 of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
4:57pm
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

5:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:10pm
Anime Supernova
Up-and-coming creator Hosokawa Shin is known for his meticulous stop-motion animation and unique world view formed by realistic sets and hand-crafted puppets.

5:25pm
Darwin's Amazing Animals
Scuba divers descend into the night-time morass of a hundred thousand small slimy creatures extending in all directions; it's a squid run, a rarely seen soiree now at great risk due to climate change.

5:50pm
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
Trails to Oishii Tokyo Mini
Matcha sweets are loved globally, but matcha is originally green tea leaves ground to make tea. We visit Uji in Kyoto - famed for matcha - and see how it's used in the tea ceremony, a symbol of Japan.

Rating: 8
6:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:10pm
ABU TV Song Festival 2020
ABU TV Song Festival 2021
Songs from across Asia rang out at 2021's General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - from Japan, Milet performed [inside you].

7:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:10pm
Bento Expo Special
Renowned American chef David Bouley is aiming to revitalise the restaurant industry through the creation of a new style of innovative bentos - 'Bento Expo' host Marc Matsumoto meets him to discuss.

8:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:10pm
Biz Stream
This episode shows how combining IoT technology with circular farming practices such as using chicken manure to heat greenhouses is proving to be just as good for farmers as it is the environment.

8:40pm
Five Frames for Love
Ryota, the Male Pole Dancer Rising Above Life - Field, Freedom
A world-renowned champion who rises above each and every obstacle, this is Ryota, a charismatic pole dancer.

8:55pm
Turn Cardboard Into Nice Figures!
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 10
9:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:10pm
Anime Supernova
Up-and-coming creator Hosokawa Shin is known for his meticulous stop-motion animation and unique world view formed by realistic sets and hand-crafted puppets.

9:25pm
Darwin's Amazing Animals
Scuba divers descend into the night-time morass of a hundred thousand small slimy creatures extending in all directions; it's a squid run, a rarely seen soiree now at great risk due to climate change.

9:50pm
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
Trails to Oishii Tokyo Mini
Matcha sweets are loved globally, but matcha is originally green tea leaves ground to make tea. We visit Uji in Kyoto - famed for matcha - and see how it's used in the tea ceremony, a symbol of Japan.

Rating: 8
10:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:10pm
NHK Documentary
As the global auto industry undergoes rapid and unprecedented upheaval in the rush to switch to fully electric vehicle technology, we investigate how Japan's carmakers are riding the wave of change.

Rating: 9.7
11:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:10pm
Four Seasons in Japan
Ringed by reeds, Fukushimagata Lagoon has nearly 60 islands of various sizes - in May, Oriental reed warblers arrive from southeast Asia, their boisterous song signalling a new life cycle's start.

11:20pm
We, In the Time of Corona
For former astronaut Chris Hadfield, life in self-isolation amid a pandemic is similar to that of an astronaut in space. We asked how he is coping with sequestering during this pandemic.

11:25pm
Easy Japanese
A new version of Easy Japanese is coming to TV first this time. Learn simple expressions you can put to use whether you're visiting or staying; tune in and start speaking

11:30pm
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from Day 14 of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
11:57pm
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

12:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:10am
How To Be Likable In A Crisis
Kanzaki Makoto's likability helps him glide through life - until he gets caught up in a web of corruption at his PR job at a college. This black comedy is a microcosm of modern Japan.

1:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:10am
Hometown Stories
Three-year-old Sorachi's parents are both deaf - he uses both speech and sign language at home, but there are things he doesn't understand. This is the story of a family finding new ways to bond.

Rating: 10
1:35am
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

1:40am
Core Kyoto
Core Kyoto Mini
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9
1:45am
Wild Hokkaido!
The volcanic Mount Furanodake rises with a diverse environment - our programme host sets out on a hike through a deep forest and reaches a marshland formed by rainwater collecting on top of the lava.

2:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:10am
Face to Face
A former financial analyst from the UK, David Atkinson is the CEO of a company that specialises in restoring Japanese architectural heritage; he discusses ways to pass on tradition and ensure funding.

Rating: 6
2:40am
Four Seasons in Japan
Surrounded by forest, the calm waters of Tsukumo Bay provide an ideal hunting ground for ospreys - red claw crabs also take advantage of land and sea to flourish in an interconnected web of life.

2:50am
Dining with the Chef
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

2:55am
Doki Doki!
This time 'Wild Hokkaido!' shows rafting on a river surrounded by snow-covered land in midwinter - the presenter of the show is thrilled and excited by the beauty of its nature.

3:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:10am
Biz Stream
This episode shows how combining IoT technology with circular farming practices such as using chicken manure to heat greenhouses is proving to be just as good for farmers as it is the environment.

3:40am
Little Charo
This program is an animation series about a Japanese dog, Charo. He meets and is helped by many mythical creatures of Northern Japan as he searches for eight star talismans. Tohoku series 1-7.

Rating: 9
3:50am
Japanology Plus
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9.5
3:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Airing Laundry at the Local Well
It's summer and a group of women have gathered at the local well - we learn about the different techniques and tools used to wash and dry different types of kimonos.

4:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:10am
Somewhere Street
Somewhere Street Mini
A close-up look at cities worldwide as seen by a walking tourist - viewers visit places off the beaten path, meet ordinary people, and enjoy a travel experience that's only possible on foot.

Rating: 9
4:25am
Time-Lapse Japan
NHK World-Japan presents news, current affairs, and documentaries focusing on Japan and Asia

4:30am
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from Day 14 of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
4:57am
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

5:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:10am
NHK Documentary
As the global auto industry undergoes rapid and unprecedented upheaval in the rush to switch to fully electric vehicle technology, we investigate how Japan's carmakers are riding the wave of change.

Rating: 9.7

Sun 23 Jan

6:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:10am
How To Be Likable In A Crisis
Kanzaki Makoto's likability helps him glide through life - until he gets caught up in a web of corruption at his PR job at a college. This black comedy is a microcosm of modern Japan.

7:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:10am
Core Kyoto
Core Kyoto Mini
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9
7:15am
Wild Hokkaido!
The volcanic Mount Furanodake rises with a diverse environment - our programme host sets out on a hike through a deep forest and reaches a marshland formed by rainwater collecting on top of the lava.

7:30am
Grand Sumo Live
NHK World-Japan presents Grand Sumo January Tournament Final Day action live from the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium in Tokyo as the tournament champion and special prize winners are interviewed.

9:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:10am
Face to Face
A former financial analyst from the UK, David Atkinson is the CEO of a company that specialises in restoring Japanese architectural heritage; he discusses ways to pass on tradition and ensure funding.

Rating: 6
9:40am
Four Seasons in Japan
Surrounded by forest, the calm waters of Tsukumo Bay provide an ideal hunting ground for ospreys - red claw crabs also take advantage of land and sea to flourish in an interconnected web of life.

9:50am
Dining with the Chef
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

9:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Airing Laundry at the Local Well
It's summer and a group of women have gathered at the local well - we learn about the different techniques and tools used to wash and dry different types of kimonos.

10:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:10am
NHK Documentary
As the global auto industry undergoes rapid and unprecedented upheaval in the rush to switch to fully electric vehicle technology, we investigate how Japan's carmakers are riding the wave of change.

Rating: 9.7
11:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:10am
Somewhere Street
Paraguay's capital city of Asuncion was established by Spanish colonialists during the 16th century; we explore the city in this episode, meeting residents who love its traditions and unique culture.

Rating: 9
12:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:10pm
How To Be Likable In A Crisis
Kanzaki Makoto's likability helps him glide through life - until he gets caught up in a web of corruption at his PR job at a college. This black comedy is a microcosm of modern Japan.

1:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:10pm
Hometown Stories
Three-year-old Sorachi's parents are both deaf - he uses both speech and sign language at home, but there are things he doesn't understand. This is the story of a family finding new ways to bond.

Rating: 10
1:35pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

1:40pm
Core Kyoto
Core Kyoto Mini
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9
1:45pm
Wild Hokkaido!
The volcanic Mount Furanodake rises with a diverse environment - our programme host sets out on a hike through a deep forest and reaches a marshland formed by rainwater collecting on top of the lava.

2:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:10pm
A Century on Film
Youth revolt reached its turbulent peak in the late 1960s - among those involved in protests were Stephen Hawking and Mick Jagger, and its momentum would lead to the fall of the East-West divide.

Rating: 10
2:40pm
AnixPara World
We focus on wheelchair rugby - legendary manga creator Chiba Tetsuya blends fiction with real life to tell the story of a young man who must overcome tragedy to achieve his dreams.

2:55pm
Doki Doki!
This time 'Wild Hokkaido!' shows rafting on a river surrounded by snow-covered land in midwinter - the presenter of the show is thrilled and excited by the beauty of its nature.

3:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:10pm
Songs Of Tokyo
The 2022 J-POP!
The first episode of 2022 takes a deep dive into the world of Japanese music - take a comprehensive look at J-POP straight from the frontlines!

3:40pm
PythagoraSwitch Mini
There are various interesting laws and rules and philosophies hidden in our daily lives; this programme introduces children to them and teaches them how to think about them.

Rating: 6
3:45pm
Japan-Easy
Japan-Easy 2
Today we learn how to say 'I think it's cute' in Japanese. Learn useful phrases and cool kanji and you'll realise that Japanese is easy!

4:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:10pm
Somewhere Street
Somewhere Street Mini
A close-up look at cities worldwide as seen by a walking tourist - viewers visit places off the beaten path, meet ordinary people, and enjoy a travel experience that's only possible on foot.

Rating: 9
4:25pm
Time-Lapse Japan
NHK World-Japan presents news, current affairs, and documentaries focusing on Japan and Asia

4:30pm
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from the final day of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
4:57pm
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

5:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:10pm
Face to Face
A former financial analyst from the UK, David Atkinson is the CEO of a company that specialises in restoring Japanese architectural heritage; he discusses ways to pass on tradition and ensure funding.

Rating: 6
5:40pm
Four Seasons in Japan
Surrounded by forest, the calm waters of Tsukumo Bay provide an ideal hunting ground for ospreys - red claw crabs also take advantage of land and sea to flourish in an interconnected web of life.

5:50pm
Dining with the Chef
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

5:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Airing Laundry at the Local Well
It's summer and a group of women have gathered at the local well - we learn about the different techniques and tools used to wash and dry different types of kimonos.

6:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:10pm
How To Be Likable In A Crisis
Kanzaki Makoto's likability helps him glide through life - until he gets caught up in a web of corruption at his PR job at a college. This black comedy is a microcosm of modern Japan.

7:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:10pm
Hometown Stories
Three-year-old Sorachi's parents are both deaf - he uses both speech and sign language at home, but there are things he doesn't understand. This is the story of a family finding new ways to bond.

Rating: 10
7:35pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

7:40pm
Core Kyoto
Core Kyoto Mini
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9
7:45pm
Wild Hokkaido!
The volcanic Mount Furanodake rises with a diverse environment - our programme host sets out on a hike through a deep forest and reaches a marshland formed by rainwater collecting on top of the lava.

8:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:10pm
Songs Of Tokyo
The 2022 J-POP!
The first episode of 2022 takes a deep dive into the world of Japanese music - take a comprehensive look at J-POP straight from the frontlines!

8:40pm
Japan-Easy
Japan-Easy 2
Today we learn how to say 'I think it's cute' in Japanese. Learn useful phrases and cool kanji and you'll realise that Japanese is easy!

8:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Airing Laundry at the Local Well
It's summer and a group of women have gathered at the local well - we learn about the different techniques and tools used to wash and dry different types of kimonos.

9:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:10pm
Face to Face
A former financial analyst from the UK, David Atkinson is the CEO of a company that specialises in restoring Japanese architectural heritage; he discusses ways to pass on tradition and ensure funding.

Rating: 6
9:40pm
Four Seasons in Japan
Surrounded by forest, the calm waters of Tsukumo Bay provide an ideal hunting ground for ospreys - red claw crabs also take advantage of land and sea to flourish in an interconnected web of life.

9:50pm
Dining with the Chef
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

9:55pm
Doki Doki!
This time 'Wild Hokkaido!' shows rafting on a river surrounded by snow-covered land in midwinter - the presenter of the show is thrilled and excited by the beauty of its nature.

10:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:10pm
A Century on Film
Youth revolt reached its turbulent peak in the late 1960s - among those involved in protests were Stephen Hawking and Mick Jagger, and its momentum would lead to the fall of the East-West divide.

Rating: 10
10:40pm
AnixPara World
We focus on wheelchair rugby - legendary manga creator Chiba Tetsuya blends fiction with real life to tell the story of a young man who must overcome tragedy to achieve his dreams.

10:55pm
PythagoraSwitch Mini
There are various interesting laws and rules and philosophies hidden in our daily lives; this programme introduces children to them and teaches them how to think about them.

Rating: 6
11:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:10pm
Somewhere Street
Somewhere Street Mini
A close-up look at cities worldwide as seen by a walking tourist - viewers visit places off the beaten path, meet ordinary people, and enjoy a travel experience that's only possible on foot.

Rating: 9
11:25pm
Time-Lapse Japan
NHK World-Japan presents news, current affairs, and documentaries focusing on Japan and Asia

11:30pm
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from the final day of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
11:57pm
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

12:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:10am
Newsline In Depth

12:23am
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

12:30am
Where We Call Home
We meet Chinese-born Xu Haoyu, a survivor of the 2021 mudslides in Atami City, and Xia Dezheng - also from China - who develops meals for the elderly at a major food manufacturer in Hiroshima.

1:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:15am
Direct Talk
In 2018 and 2019, Kon Hiyori won back-to-back second-place trophies in the women's openweight division of the Sumo World Championships - she's getting more people interested in sumo wrestling.

1:30am
Bento Expo
Bento connects the world! Discover a universe of bento from Japan and around the world with step-by-step instructions and delicious tips and tricks!

1:45am
Easy Japanese for Work
Today: making a polite request to a superior. Jorge Andres Arevalos Ibarra from Paraguay works at a metalworking company - in a role play challenge, he makes a polite request to a higher-up.

2:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15am
Newsline In Depth

2:30am
Seasoning the Seasons
Ice Monsters: The Mountains of Zao
This programme visits places across Japan to introduce the charms of their local daily life and festivals fostered by the nation's long history.

3:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15am
Newsline In Depth

3:30am
Songs Of Tokyo
The 2022 J-POP!
The first episode of 2022 takes a deep dive into the world of Japanese music - take a comprehensive look at J-POP straight from the frontlines!

4:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15am
Newsline In Depth

4:30am
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from the final day of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
4:57am
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

5:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15am
Direct Talk
The biwa is a wooden lute traditionally used in Japanese classical music - Italian-born Doriano Sulis makes and restores Chikuzen-style biwa and is working to pass down his craft to a new generation.

5:30am
Where We Call Home
We meet Chinese-born Xu Haoyu, a survivor of the 2021 mudslides in Atami City, and Xia Dezheng - also from China - who develops meals for the elderly at a major food manufacturer in Hiroshima.

Mon 24 Jan

6:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:15am
Newsline Biz

6:23am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

6:30am
Bento Expo
Bento connects the world! Discover a universe of bento from Japan and around the world with step-by-step instructions and delicious tips and tricks!

6:45am
Easy Japanese for Work
Today: making a polite request to a superior. Jorge Andres Arevalos Ibarra from Paraguay works at a metalworking company - in a role play challenge, he makes a polite request to a higher-up.

7:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:15am
Direct Talk
In 2018 and 2019, Kon Hiyori won back-to-back second-place trophies in the women's openweight division of the Sumo World Championships - she's getting more people interested in sumo wrestling.

7:30am
Seasoning the Seasons
Ice Monsters: The Mountains of Zao
This programme visits places across Japan to introduce the charms of their local daily life and festivals fostered by the nation's long history.

8:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:15am
Newsline Biz

8:23am
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

8:30am
Grand Sumo Highlights
NHK World-Japan presents a sumo highlights programme for fans around the globe featuring all top-division bouts from the final day of the latest Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo.

Rating: 9
8:57am
Sumopedia
Sumopedia enriches your sumo experience with information on the techniques, traditions and famous wrestlers of the past. The rules may be simple but there is a lot more to sumo than meets the eye.

9:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:15am
Direct Talk
The biwa is a wooden lute traditionally used in Japanese classical music - Italian-born Doriano Sulis makes and restores Chikuzen-style biwa and is working to pass down his craft to a new generation.

9:30am
Songs Of Tokyo
The 2022 J-POP!
The first episode of 2022 takes a deep dive into the world of Japanese music - take a comprehensive look at J-POP straight from the frontlines!

10:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18am
Newsline Biz

10:30am
Where We Call Home
We meet Chinese-born Xu Haoyu, a survivor of the 2021 mudslides in Atami City, and Xia Dezheng - also from China - who develops meals for the elderly at a major food manufacturer in Hiroshima.

11:00am
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
11:40am
Direct Talk
In 2018 and 2019, Kon Hiyori won back-to-back second-place trophies in the women's openweight division of the Sumo World Championships - she's getting more people interested in sumo wrestling.

11:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

12:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:18pm
Newsline Biz

12:30pm
Bento Expo
Bento connects the world! Discover a universe of bento from Japan and around the world with step-by-step instructions and delicious tips and tricks!

12:45pm
Easy Japanese for Work
Today: making a polite request to a superior. Jorge Andres Arevalos Ibarra from Paraguay works at a metalworking company - in a role play challenge, he makes a polite request to a higher-up.

1:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:18pm
Newsline Biz

1:30pm
Seasoning the Seasons
Ice Monsters: The Mountains of Zao
This programme visits places across Japan to introduce the charms of their local daily life and festivals fostered by the nation's long history.

2:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15pm
Newsline In Depth

2:30pm
Medical Frontiers
Japanese doctors have developed a way to regenerate neurons damaged by stroke - it involves transplanting cells from a patient's bone marrow into the brain and shows promise in clinical trials.

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15pm
Newsline In Depth

3:30pm
Where We Call Home
We meet Chinese-born Xu Haoyu, a survivor of the 2021 mudslides in Atami City, and Xia Dezheng - also from China - who develops meals for the elderly at a major food manufacturer in Hiroshima.

4:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15pm
Direct Talk
In 2018 and 2019, Kon Hiyori won back-to-back second-place trophies in the women's openweight division of the Sumo World Championships - she's getting more people interested in sumo wrestling.

4:30pm
Cycle Around Japan
On a winter ride through Ibaraki, we explore a famous lake, go hill climbing, feel the samurai spirit in a kendo hall and enjoy the fishermen's cuisine that hotel brothers are keeping alive.

Rating: 7
5:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15pm
Newsline In Depth

5:30pm
Bento Expo
Bento connects the world! Discover a universe of bento from Japan and around the world with step-by-step instructions and delicious tips and tricks!

5:45pm
Easy Japanese for Work
Today: making a polite request to a superior. Jorge Andres Arevalos Ibarra from Paraguay works at a metalworking company - in a role play challenge, he makes a polite request to a higher-up.

6:00pm
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
6:40pm
Direct Talk
The biwa is a wooden lute traditionally used in Japanese classical music - Italian-born Doriano Sulis makes and restores Chikuzen-style biwa and is working to pass down his craft to a new generation.

6:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

7:00pm
NHK Documentary
As the global auto industry undergoes rapid and unprecedented upheaval in the rush to switch to fully electric vehicle technology, we investigate how Japan's carmakers are riding the wave of change.

Rating: 9.7
7:50pm
Time-Lapse Japan
NHK World-Japan presents news, current affairs, and documentaries focusing on Japan and Asia

7:55pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

8:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:18pm
Newsline Biz

8:30pm
Medical Frontiers
Japanese doctors have developed a way to regenerate neurons damaged by stroke - it involves transplanting cells from a patient's bone marrow into the brain and shows promise in clinical trials.

Rating: 7.8
9:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:18pm
Newsline Biz

9:30pm
Where We Call Home
We meet Chinese-born Xu Haoyu, a survivor of the 2021 mudslides in Atami City, and Xia Dezheng - also from China - who develops meals for the elderly at a major food manufacturer in Hiroshima.

10:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18pm
Newsline Biz

10:30pm
Bento Expo
Bento connects the world! Discover a universe of bento from Japan and around the world with step-by-step instructions and delicious tips and tricks!

10:45pm
Easy Japanese for Work
Today: making a polite request to a superior. Jorge Andres Arevalos Ibarra from Paraguay works at a metalworking company - in a role play challenge, he makes a polite request to a higher-up.

11:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:15pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

11:20pm
Time-Lapse Japan
NHK World-Japan presents news, current affairs, and documentaries focusing on Japan and Asia

11:25pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

11:30pm
Cycle Around Japan
On a winter ride through Ibaraki, we explore a famous lake, go hill climbing, feel the samurai spirit in a kendo hall and enjoy the fishermen's cuisine that hotel brothers are keeping alive.

Rating: 7
12:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:15am
Newsline In Depth

12:30am
Journeys in Japan
In Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, we discover Tango Chirimen silk textiles and meet the artisans who produce them - get to know the real Japan on this programme and discover useful travel tips.

Rating: 8.3
1:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:15am
Direct Talk
Tanaka Kiyo is internationally recognised for warm, intricate children's books illustrated using copperplate techniques - she talks about the beauty of her craft and what children's books mean to her.

1:30am
Dining with the Chef
Featured recipes: (1) Buttered Mackerel with Ponzu; (2) Deep-fried Marinated Eggplant. Learn about Japanese home cooking with Master Chef Saito, who cooks with traditional Japanese cooking techniques!

2:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15am
Newsline In Depth

2:30am
Document 72 Hours
The huge underground parking lot at Tokyo's Kasai Station can hold about 10,000 bicycles - for three days we ask commuters using the facility where they are going and why.

Rating: 10
3:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15am
Newsline In Depth

3:30am
Medical Frontiers
Japanese doctors have developed a way to regenerate neurons damaged by stroke - it involves transplanting cells from a patient's bone marrow into the brain and shows promise in clinical trials.

Rating: 7.8
4:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15am
Newsline In Depth

4:30am
Deeper Look From New York
Del Irani presents more cutting-edge dialogue - this time, Jay Varma, a famous epidemiologist at Cornell University, shares his view on how to bring the Omicron COVID-19 variant under control.

4:45am
Doctor's Insight
Japan has a high prevalence of allergies - now the number of adult patients allergic to fruit and vegetables is rising. Find out how hay fever is linked to food allergies and ways to prevent them.

Rating: 10
4:55am
We, In the Time of Corona
Successive headmasters of Kyoto's oldest ikebana school honour the spirit of imbuing life into the flowers they arrange - Senko Ikenobo discusses the importance and universality of living with nature.

5:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15am
Direct Talk
Kojima Marina has been working since 2016 to rescue migrants and refugees from North Africa attempting a perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing - she talks about the front lines of humanitarian action.

5:30am
Journeys in Japan
In Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, we discover Tango Chirimen silk textiles and meet the artisans who produce them - get to know the real Japan on this programme and discover useful travel tips.

Rating: 8.3

Tue 25 Jan

6:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:15am
Newsline Biz

6:23am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
The top 3 geisha idol celebrities in Edo: Tomimoto Toyohina, Takashima Ohisa, and Naniwaya Kita. See how Kitagawa Utamaro, the master of female beauty has illustrated them so differently

6:30am
Dining with the Chef
Featured recipes: (1) Buttered Mackerel with Ponzu; (2) Deep-fried Marinated Eggplant. Learn about Japanese home cooking with Master Chef Saito, who cooks with traditional Japanese cooking techniques!

7:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:15am
Direct Talk
Tanaka Kiyo is internationally recognised for warm, intricate children's books illustrated using copperplate techniques - she talks about the beauty of her craft and what children's books mean to her.

7:30am
Document 72 Hours
The huge underground parking lot at Tokyo's Kasai Station can hold about 10,000 bicycles - for three days we ask commuters using the facility where they are going and why.

Rating: 10
8:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:15am
Newsline Biz

8:23am
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

8:30am
Deeper Look From New York
Del Irani presents more cutting-edge dialogue - this time, Jay Varma, a famous epidemiologist at Cornell University, shares his view on how to bring the Omicron COVID-19 variant under control.

8:45am
Doctor's Insight
Japan has a high prevalence of allergies - now the number of adult patients allergic to fruit and vegetables is rising. Find out how hay fever is linked to food allergies and ways to prevent them.

Rating: 10
8:55am
We, In the Time of Corona
Successive headmasters of Kyoto's oldest ikebana school honour the spirit of imbuing life into the flowers they arrange - Senko Ikenobo discusses the importance and universality of living with nature.

9:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:15am
Direct Talk
Kojima Marina has been working since 2016 to rescue migrants and refugees from North Africa attempting a perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing - she talks about the front lines of humanitarian action.

9:30am
Medical Frontiers
Japanese doctors have developed a way to regenerate neurons damaged by stroke - it involves transplanting cells from a patient's bone marrow into the brain and shows promise in clinical trials.

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18am
Newsline Biz

10:30am
Journeys in Japan
In Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, we discover Tango Chirimen silk textiles and meet the artisans who produce them - get to know the real Japan on this programme and discover useful travel tips.

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
11:40am
Direct Talk
Tanaka Kiyo is internationally recognised for warm, intricate children's books illustrated using copperplate techniques - she talks about the beauty of her craft and what children's books mean to her.

11:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
The top 3 geisha idol celebrities in Edo: Tomimoto Toyohina, Takashima Ohisa, and Naniwaya Kita. See how Kitagawa Utamaro, the master of female beauty has illustrated them so differently

12:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:18pm
Newsline Biz

12:30pm
Dining with the Chef
Featured recipes: (1) Buttered Mackerel with Ponzu; (2) Deep-fried Marinated Eggplant. Learn about Japanese home cooking with Master Chef Saito, who cooks with traditional Japanese cooking techniques!

1:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:18pm
Newsline Biz

1:30pm
Document 72 Hours
The huge underground parking lot at Tokyo's Kasai Station can hold about 10,000 bicycles - for three days we ask commuters using the facility where they are going and why.

Rating: 10
2:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15pm
Newsline In Depth

2:30pm
Science View
2015-232
Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.

3:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15pm
Newsline In Depth

3:30pm
Journeys in Japan
In Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, we discover Tango Chirimen silk textiles and meet the artisans who produce them - get to know the real Japan on this programme and discover useful travel tips.

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15pm
Direct Talk
Tanaka Kiyo is internationally recognised for warm, intricate children's books illustrated using copperplate techniques - she talks about the beauty of her craft and what children's books mean to her.

4:30pm
Deeper Look From New York
Del Irani presents more cutting-edge dialogue - this time, Jay Varma, a famous epidemiologist at Cornell University, shares his view on how to bring the Omicron COVID-19 variant under control.

4:45pm
Doctor's Insight
Japan has a high prevalence of allergies - now the number of adult patients allergic to fruit and vegetables is rising. Find out how hay fever is linked to food allergies and ways to prevent them.

Rating: 10
4:55pm
We, In the Time of Corona
Successive headmasters of Kyoto's oldest ikebana school honour the spirit of imbuing life into the flowers they arrange - Senko Ikenobo discusses the importance and universality of living with nature.

5:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15pm
Newsline In Depth

5:30pm
Dining with the Chef
Featured recipes: (1) Buttered Mackerel with Ponzu; (2) Deep-fried Marinated Eggplant. Learn about Japanese home cooking with Master Chef Saito, who cooks with traditional Japanese cooking techniques!

6:00pm
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
6:40pm
Direct Talk
Kojima Marina has been working since 2016 to rescue migrants and refugees from North Africa attempting a perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing - she talks about the front lines of humanitarian action.

6:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
The top 3 geisha idol celebrities in Edo: Tomimoto Toyohina, Takashima Ohisa, and Naniwaya Kita. See how Kitagawa Utamaro, the master of female beauty has illustrated them so differently

7:00pm
Biz Stream
This episode shows how combining IoT technology with circular farming practices such as using chicken manure to heat greenhouses is proving to be just as good for farmers as it is the environment.

7:30pm
Document 72 Hours
The huge underground parking lot at Tokyo's Kasai Station can hold about 10,000 bicycles - for three days we ask commuters using the facility where they are going and why.

Rating: 10
8:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:18pm
Newsline Biz

8:30pm
Science View
2015-232
Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.

9:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:18pm
Newsline Biz

9:30pm
Journeys in Japan
In Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, we discover Tango Chirimen silk textiles and meet the artisans who produce them - get to know the real Japan on this programme and discover useful travel tips.

Rating: 8.3
10:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18pm
Newsline Biz

10:30pm
Dining with the Chef
Featured recipes: (1) Buttered Mackerel with Ponzu; (2) Deep-fried Marinated Eggplant. Learn about Japanese home cooking with Master Chef Saito, who cooks with traditional Japanese cooking techniques!

11:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:15pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
The top 3 geisha idol celebrities in Edo: Tomimoto Toyohina, Takashima Ohisa, and Naniwaya Kita. See how Kitagawa Utamaro, the master of female beauty has illustrated them so differently

11:20pm
Time-Lapse Japan
Tokyo Time-Lapse
Stunning time-lapse images offer a new angle on Tokyo; we hope that you enjoy these original takes on what may be the world's most exciting metropolis! This time: Nightview.

11:25pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

11:30pm
Deeper Look From New York
Del Irani presents more cutting-edge dialogue - this time, Jay Varma, a famous epidemiologist at Cornell University, shares his view on how to bring the Omicron COVID-19 variant under control.

11:45pm
Doctor's Insight
Japan has a high prevalence of allergies - now the number of adult patients allergic to fruit and vegetables is rising. Find out how hay fever is linked to food allergies and ways to prevent them.

Rating: 10
11:55pm
We, In the Time of Corona
Successive headmasters of Kyoto's oldest ikebana school honour the spirit of imbuing life into the flowers they arrange - Senko Ikenobo discusses the importance and universality of living with nature.

12:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:15am
Newsline In Depth

12:30am
Tokyo Eye 2020
This time we take a look at the upcycling scene in Tokyo - here local residents, corporations, students and others are spreading some unique upcycling ideas.

Rating: 7
1:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:15am
Direct Talk
Professor Steve Brusatte is an American palaeontologist teaching at the University of Edinburgh - he specialises in the evolution of dinosaurs and has named 15 new species.

1:30am
A Treasured Creation
Washi Paper
Tomi Kazuyuki makes cedar bark Washi paper that is blackish-brown instead of the customary white - the tradition incorporating all of the wilderness into their craft lives on in Noto.

1:45am
Magical Japanese
The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history, and culture - this episode looks at words related to Mount Fuji. Explore the unique culture behind them.

1:55am
Core Kyoto
The perfect shading in beautiful tie-dyed patterns may result from sections randomly touching in the dye - discover the future of clamp-resistant dyeing.

Rating: 9
2:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15am
Newsline In Depth

2:30am
Rising
A documentary series that profiles rising stars in various fields, inspiring people who are challenging conventional wisdom and leading the pack

3:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15am
Newsline In Depth

3:30am
Science View
2015-232
Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.

4:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15am
Newsline In Depth

4:30am
Kabuki Kool
Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores the folklore and history behind Japanese oni, or demons, and guides us through three spectacular kabuki dramas in which they play a central role.

5:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15am
Direct Talk
Sarah Al Amiri is both a minister and the science lead of the UAE's Mars probe mission which successfully entered orbit in 2021 - what is it that pushes her and her country towards space exploration?

5:30am
Tokyo Eye 2020
This time we take a look at the upcycling scene in Tokyo - here local residents, corporations, students and others are spreading some unique upcycling ideas.

Rating: 7

Wed 26 Jan

6:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:15am
Newsline Biz

6:23am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

6:30am
A Treasured Creation
Washi Paper
Tomi Kazuyuki makes cedar bark Washi paper that is blackish-brown instead of the customary white - the tradition incorporating all of the wilderness into their craft lives on in Noto.

6:45am
Magical Japanese
The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history, and culture - this episode looks at words related to Mount Fuji. Explore the unique culture behind them.

6:55am
Core Kyoto
The perfect shading in beautiful tie-dyed patterns may result from sections randomly touching in the dye - discover the future of clamp-resistant dyeing.

Rating: 9
7:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:15am
Direct Talk
Professor Steve Brusatte is an American palaeontologist teaching at the University of Edinburgh - he specialises in the evolution of dinosaurs and has named 15 new species.

7:30am
Rising
A documentary series that profiles rising stars in various fields, inspiring people who are challenging conventional wisdom and leading the pack

8:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:15am
Newsline Biz

8:23am
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

8:30am
Kabuki Kool
Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores the folklore and history behind Japanese oni, or demons, and guides us through three spectacular kabuki dramas in which they play a central role.

9:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:15am
Direct Talk
Sarah Al Amiri is both a minister and the science lead of the UAE's Mars probe mission which successfully entered orbit in 2021 - what is it that pushes her and her country towards space exploration?

9:30am
Science View
2015-232
Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.

10:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18am
Newsline Biz

10:30am
Tokyo Eye 2020
This time we take a look at the upcycling scene in Tokyo - here local residents, corporations, students and others are spreading some unique upcycling ideas.

Rating: 7
11:00am
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
11:40am
Direct Talk
Professor Steve Brusatte is an American palaeontologist teaching at the University of Edinburgh - he specialises in the evolution of dinosaurs and has named 15 new species.

11:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

12:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:18pm
Newsline Biz

12:30pm
A Treasured Creation
Washi Paper
Tomi Kazuyuki makes cedar bark Washi paper that is blackish-brown instead of the customary white - the tradition incorporating all of the wilderness into their craft lives on in Noto.

12:45pm
Magical Japanese
The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history, and culture - this episode looks at words related to Mount Fuji. Explore the unique culture behind them.

12:55pm
Core Kyoto
The perfect shading in beautiful tie-dyed patterns may result from sections randomly touching in the dye - discover the future of clamp-resistant dyeing.

Rating: 9
1:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:18pm
Newsline Biz

1:30pm
Rising
A documentary series that profiles rising stars in various fields, inspiring people who are challenging conventional wisdom and leading the pack

2:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15pm
Newsline In Depth

2:30pm
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
This episode focuses on the traditional cracker known as senbei - check out a classic grilling method and the latest in the snack's evolution.

Rating: 8
3:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15pm
Newsline In Depth

3:30pm
Tokyo Eye 2020
This time we take a look at the upcycling scene in Tokyo - here local residents, corporations, students and others are spreading some unique upcycling ideas.

Rating: 7
4:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15pm
Direct Talk
Professor Steve Brusatte is an American palaeontologist teaching at the University of Edinburgh - he specialises in the evolution of dinosaurs and has named 15 new species.

4:30pm
Kabuki Kool
Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores the folklore and history behind Japanese oni, or demons, and guides us through three spectacular kabuki dramas in which they play a central role.

5:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15pm
Newsline In Depth

5:30pm
A Treasured Creation
Washi Paper
Tomi Kazuyuki makes cedar bark Washi paper that is blackish-brown instead of the customary white - the tradition incorporating all of the wilderness into their craft lives on in Noto.

5:45pm
Magical Japanese
The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history, and culture - this episode looks at words related to Mount Fuji. Explore the unique culture behind them.

5:55pm
Core Kyoto
The perfect shading in beautiful tie-dyed patterns may result from sections randomly touching in the dye - discover the future of clamp-resistant dyeing.

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
6:40pm
Direct Talk
Sarah Al Amiri is both a minister and the science lead of the UAE's Mars probe mission which successfully entered orbit in 2021 - what is it that pushes her and her country towards space exploration?

6:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

7:00pm
Today's Close-Up
27 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, young survivors are starting to speak up about their experiences - they want to make sure their memories are passed on to the next generation.

7:30pm
Rising
A documentary series that profiles rising stars in various fields, inspiring people who are challenging conventional wisdom and leading the pack

8:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:18pm
Newsline Biz

8:30pm
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
This episode focuses on the traditional cracker known as senbei - check out a classic grilling method and the latest in the snack's evolution.

Rating: 8
9:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:18pm
Newsline Biz

9:30pm
Tokyo Eye 2020
This time we take a look at the upcycling scene in Tokyo - here local residents, corporations, students and others are spreading some unique upcycling ideas.

Rating: 7
10:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18pm
Newsline Biz

10:30pm
A Treasured Creation
Washi Paper
Tomi Kazuyuki makes cedar bark Washi paper that is blackish-brown instead of the customary white - the tradition incorporating all of the wilderness into their craft lives on in Noto.

10:45pm
Magical Japanese
The Japanese language is rich in words and expressions influenced by nature, history, and culture - this episode looks at words related to Mount Fuji. Explore the unique culture behind them.

10:55pm
Core Kyoto
The perfect shading in beautiful tie-dyed patterns may result from sections randomly touching in the dye - discover the future of clamp-resistant dyeing.

Rating: 9
11:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:15pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

11:20pm
Time-Lapse Japan
Tokyo Time-Lapse
Stunning time-lapse images offer a new angle on Tokyo; we hope that you enjoy these original takes on what may be the world's most exciting metropolis! This time: Nightview.

11:25pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

11:30pm
Kabuki Kool
Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores the folklore and history behind Japanese oni, or demons, and guides us through three spectacular kabuki dramas in which they play a central role.

12:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:15am
Newsline In Depth

12:30am
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Kiyo and Sumire have come far away from their hometown to Kyoto, dreaming of becoming maiko - however, after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as a live-in cook at 'Maiko House'.

12:55am
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House Mini
Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto dreaming of becoming maiko - their story unfolds in the Kagai, the geiko and maiko district. Stay tuned for this heartwarming tale of two friends growing up together.

1:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:15am
Direct Talk
Ties Van der Hoeven is a co-founder of a Dutch firm of holistic engineers with a plan to regreen the dry Sinai peninsula in Egypt - Ties believes that regreening is an answer to climate change.

1:30am
Design Talks plus
Today's theme: Design Hunting in Iwate. The prefecture's rich environment and unique world view creates refined products in ironware and urushi lacquer. Explore Iwate's historic crafts and designs.

2:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15am
Newsline In Depth

2:30am
Japanology Plus
Cleaning Tools: Specialised Devices and Deeper Meanings
Peter Barakan visits key locations and meets more experts with fascinating cultural insights.

Rating: 9.5
3:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15am
Newsline In Depth

3:30am
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
This episode focuses on the traditional cracker known as senbei - check out a classic grilling method and the latest in the snack's evolution.

Rating: 8
4:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15am
Newsline In Depth

4:30am
Lunch On!
We hear that an insurance salesman in Tokyo dramatically improved his performance at work after appearing in an episode of 'Lunch On!', so we visit him at work to find out what's going on.

4:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

5:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15am
Direct Talk
Marc Hull-Jacquin of Shelter Movers has rescued about 2,000 people fleeing domestic violence, providing six sanctuaries in Canada since 2016; he's fighting an increase in DV cases during the pandemic.

5:30am
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Kiyo and Sumire have come far away from their hometown to Kyoto, dreaming of becoming maiko - however, after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as a live-in cook at 'Maiko House'.

5:55am
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House Mini
Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto dreaming of becoming maiko - their story unfolds in the Kagai, the geiko and maiko district. Stay tuned for this heartwarming tale of two friends growing up together.

Thu 27 Jan

6:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:15am
Newsline Biz

6:23am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

6:30am
Design Talks plus
Today's theme: Design Hunting in Iwate. The prefecture's rich environment and unique world view creates refined products in ironware and urushi lacquer. Explore Iwate's historic crafts and designs.

7:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:15am
Direct Talk
Ties Van der Hoeven is a co-founder of a Dutch firm of holistic engineers with a plan to regreen the dry Sinai peninsula in Egypt - Ties believes that regreening is an answer to climate change.

7:30am
Japanology Plus
Cleaning Tools: Specialised Devices and Deeper Meanings
Peter Barakan visits key locations and meets more experts with fascinating cultural insights.

Rating: 9.5
8:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:15am
Newsline Biz

8:23am
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

8:30am
Lunch On!
We hear that an insurance salesman in Tokyo dramatically improved his performance at work after appearing in an episode of 'Lunch On!', so we visit him at work to find out what's going on.

8:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

9:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:15am
Direct Talk
Marc Hull-Jacquin of Shelter Movers has rescued about 2,000 people fleeing domestic violence, providing six sanctuaries in Canada since 2016; he's fighting an increase in DV cases during the pandemic.

9:30am
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
This episode focuses on the traditional cracker known as senbei - check out a classic grilling method and the latest in the snack's evolution.

Rating: 8
10:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18am
Newsline Biz

10:30am
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Kiyo and Sumire have come far away from their hometown to Kyoto, dreaming of becoming maiko - however, after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as a live-in cook at 'Maiko House'.

10:55am
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House Mini
Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto dreaming of becoming maiko - their story unfolds in the Kagai, the geiko and maiko district. Stay tuned for this heartwarming tale of two friends growing up together.

11:00am
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
11:40am
Direct Talk
Ties Van der Hoeven is a co-founder of a Dutch firm of holistic engineers with a plan to regreen the dry Sinai peninsula in Egypt - Ties believes that regreening is an answer to climate change.

11:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

12:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:18pm
Newsline Biz

12:30pm
Design Talks plus
Today's theme: Design Hunting in Iwate. The prefecture's rich environment and unique world view creates refined products in ironware and urushi lacquer. Explore Iwate's historic crafts and designs.

1:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:18pm
Newsline Biz

1:30pm
Japanology Plus
Cleaning Tools: Specialised Devices and Deeper Meanings
Peter Barakan visits key locations and meets more experts with fascinating cultural insights.

Rating: 9.5
2:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15pm
Newsline In Depth

2:30pm
Japan Railway Journal
The Japan Railfan Club awards its Blue Ribbon Prize and Laurel Prize to remarkable new vehicles that began service the previous year - see 2021's recipients and the reasons they were selected.

3:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15pm
Newsline In Depth

3:30pm
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Kiyo and Sumire have come far away from their hometown to Kyoto, dreaming of becoming maiko - however, after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as a live-in cook at 'Maiko House'.

3:55pm
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House Mini
Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto dreaming of becoming maiko - their story unfolds in the Kagai, the geiko and maiko district. Stay tuned for this heartwarming tale of two friends growing up together.

4:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15pm
Direct Talk
Ties Van der Hoeven is a co-founder of a Dutch firm of holistic engineers with a plan to regreen the dry Sinai peninsula in Egypt - Ties believes that regreening is an answer to climate change.

4:30pm
Lunch On!
We hear that an insurance salesman in Tokyo dramatically improved his performance at work after appearing in an episode of 'Lunch On!', so we visit him at work to find out what's going on.

4:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

5:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15pm
Newsline In Depth

5:30pm
Design Talks plus
Today's theme: Design Hunting in Iwate. The prefecture's rich environment and unique world view creates refined products in ironware and urushi lacquer. Explore Iwate's historic crafts and designs.

6:00pm
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
6:40pm
Direct Talk
Marc Hull-Jacquin of Shelter Movers has rescued about 2,000 people fleeing domestic violence, providing six sanctuaries in Canada since 2016; he's fighting an increase in DV cases during the pandemic.

6:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

7:00pm
Japan's Top Inventions
2072-022
Made in Japan! The fascinating stories and secrets hidden behind the creation of Japan's most loved and intriguing inventions.

7:15pm
Deeper Look From New York
Del Irani presents more cutting-edge dialogue - political scientist Ian Bremmer looks at why President Biden's job approval rate is falling and how it affects his midterm elections.

7:30pm
Japanology Plus
Cleaning Tools: Specialised Devices and Deeper Meanings
Peter Barakan visits key locations and meets more experts with fascinating cultural insights.

Rating: 9.5
8:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:18pm
Newsline Biz

8:30pm
Japan Railway Journal
The Japan Railfan Club awards its Blue Ribbon Prize and Laurel Prize to remarkable new vehicles that began service the previous year - see 2021's recipients and the reasons they were selected.

9:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:18pm
Newsline Biz

9:30pm
Core Kyoto
American Jeff Berglund, a university professor, lives in a Kyoto machiya townhouse built 160 years ago - he shows us around his home and discusses the pleasures of living in a traditional setting.

Rating: 9
10:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18pm
Newsline Biz

10:30pm
Design Talks plus
Today's theme: Design Hunting in Iwate. The prefecture's rich environment and unique world view creates refined products in ironware and urushi lacquer. Explore Iwate's historic crafts and designs.

11:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:15pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
Mornings begin early for fishmongers and vegetable peddlers at Nihonbashi Bridge, and here is a reason - they are not going to bow to the lord's procession in a bustling scene from everyday Edo life.

11:20pm
Time-Lapse Japan
Tokyo Time-Lapse
Stunning time-lapse images offer a new angle on Tokyo; we hope that you enjoy these original takes on what may be the world's most exciting metropolis! This time: Nightview.

11:25pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

11:30pm
Lunch On!
We hear that an insurance salesman in Tokyo dramatically improved his performance at work after appearing in an episode of 'Lunch On!', so we visit him at work to find out what's going on.

11:55pm
Japanology Plus
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9.5
12:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:15am
Newsline In Depth

12:30am
Asia Insight
The pandemic is forcing many South Koreans to shop online, increasing work for delivery drivers who lack job security or basic labour rights. This episode depicts the drivers' harsh work environment.

Rating: 9.5
1:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:15am
Direct Talk
Professor Jemma Wadham is a leading glaciologist who has spent the last twenty years examining glaciers in places as diverse as the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Alps.

1:30am
Culture Crossroads
Japan has yet to officially recognize same-sex marriage. For binational spouses, this makes things even harder. We examine the issue from the perspectives of two American-Japanese same-sex couples.

1:40am
Selfie Japan!

1:45am
no art, no life plus
Outsider artists like Eto Yuhi are gaining recognition around the world - although he creates mainly for himself, others have taken notice. See how these artists live and work.

Rating: 10
1:55am
Dining with the Chef
Learn about easy, delicious, and healthy cooking with Chef Rika in five minutes! Featured recipe: Rika's Chakin Sushi.

2:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15am
Newsline In Depth

2:30am
Catch Japan!
Explore a colourful variety of modern Japan's most popular topics - including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions - with a focus on the innovative ideas of the people behind it all.

3:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15am
Newsline In Depth

3:30am
Japan Railway Journal
The Japan Railfan Club awards its Blue Ribbon Prize and Laurel Prize to remarkable new vehicles that began service the previous year - see 2021's recipients and the reasons they were selected.

4:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15am
Newsline In Depth

4:30am
J-Arena
Breaking will become the latest youth-focused addition to the Paris 2024 Olympics - we catch up with Japan's B-Boy Shigekix, whose evolution over the years has been phenomenal.

5:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15am
Direct Talk
Tech2Peace is a seminar in which Israeli and Palestinian youth work together on tech-based projects - its co-founder, Palestinian Abeer Bandak, hopes that it can contribute to conflict resolution.

5:30am
Asia Insight
The pandemic is forcing many South Koreans to shop online, increasing work for delivery drivers who lack job security or basic labour rights. This episode depicts the drivers' harsh work environment.

Rating: 9.5

Fri 28 Jan

6:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

6:15am
Newsline Biz

6:23am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

6:30am
Culture Crossroads
Japan has yet to officially recognize same-sex marriage. For binational spouses, this makes things even harder. We examine the issue from the perspectives of two American-Japanese same-sex couples.

6:40am
Selfie Japan!

6:45am
no art, no life plus
Outsider artists like Eto Yuhi are gaining recognition around the world - although he creates mainly for himself, others have taken notice. See how these artists live and work.

Rating: 10
6:55am
Dining with the Chef
Learn about easy, delicious, and healthy cooking with Chef Rika in five minutes! Featured recipe: Rika's Chakin Sushi.

7:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

7:15am
Direct Talk
Professor Jemma Wadham is a leading glaciologist who has spent the last twenty years examining glaciers in places as diverse as the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Alps.

7:30am
Catch Japan!
Explore a colourful variety of modern Japan's most popular topics - including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions - with a focus on the innovative ideas of the people behind it all.

8:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:15am
Newsline Biz

8:23am
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

8:30am
J-Arena
Breaking will become the latest youth-focused addition to the Paris 2024 Olympics - we catch up with Japan's B-Boy Shigekix, whose evolution over the years has been phenomenal.

9:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:15am
Direct Talk
Tech2Peace is a seminar in which Israeli and Palestinian youth work together on tech-based projects - its co-founder, Palestinian Abeer Bandak, hopes that it can contribute to conflict resolution.

9:30am
Japan Railway Journal
The Japan Railfan Club awards its Blue Ribbon Prize and Laurel Prize to remarkable new vehicles that began service the previous year - see 2021's recipients and the reasons they were selected.

10:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18am
Newsline Biz

10:30am
Asia Insight
The pandemic is forcing many South Koreans to shop online, increasing work for delivery drivers who lack job security or basic labour rights. This episode depicts the drivers' harsh work environment.

Rating: 9.5
11:00am
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
11:40am
Direct Talk
Professor Jemma Wadham is a leading glaciologist who has spent the last twenty years examining glaciers in places as diverse as the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Alps.

11:55am
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

12:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:18pm
Newsline Biz

12:30pm
Culture Crossroads
Japan has yet to officially recognize same-sex marriage. For binational spouses, this makes things even harder. We examine the issue from the perspectives of two American-Japanese same-sex couples.

12:40pm
Selfie Japan!

12:45pm
no art, no life plus
Outsider artists like Eto Yuhi are gaining recognition around the world - although he creates mainly for himself, others have taken notice. See how these artists live and work.

Rating: 10
12:55pm
Dining with the Chef
Learn about easy, delicious, and healthy cooking with Chef Rika in five minutes! Featured recipe: Rika's Chakin Sushi.

1:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:18pm
Newsline Biz

1:30pm
Catch Japan!
Explore a colourful variety of modern Japan's most popular topics - including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions - with a focus on the innovative ideas of the people behind it all.

2:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:15pm
Newsline In Depth

2:30pm
Today's Close-Up
27 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, young survivors are starting to speak up about their experiences - they want to make sure that their memories are passed on to the next generation.

3:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:15pm
Newsline In Depth

3:30pm
Asia Insight
The pandemic is forcing many South Koreans to shop online, increasing work for delivery drivers who lack job security or basic labour rights. This episode depicts the drivers' harsh work environment.

Rating: 9.5
4:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:15pm
Direct Talk
Professor Jemma Wadham is a leading glaciologist who has spent the last twenty years examining glaciers in places as diverse as the Himalayas, the Andes, and the Alps.

4:30pm
J-Arena
Breaking will become the latest youth-focused addition to the Paris 2024 Olympics - we catch up with Japan's B-Boy Shigekix, whose evolution over the years has been phenomenal.

5:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:15pm
Newsline In Depth

5:30pm
Culture Crossroads
Japan has yet to officially recognize same-sex marriage. For binational spouses, this makes things even harder. We examine the issue from the perspectives of two American-Japanese same-sex couples.

5:40pm
Selfie Japan!

5:45pm
no art, no life plus
Outsider artists like Eto Yuhi are gaining recognition around the world - although he creates mainly for himself, others have taken notice. See how these artists live and work.

Rating: 10
5:55pm
Dining with the Chef
Learn about easy, delicious, and healthy cooking with Chef Rika in five minutes! Featured recipe: Rika's Chakin Sushi.

6:00pm
Newsroom Tokyo
This program gives you comprehensive coverage of events in Japan and Asia. It explains the day's developments and what is behind them.

Rating: 9
6:40pm
Direct Talk
Tech2Peace is a seminar in which Israeli and Palestinian youth work together on tech-based projects - its co-founder, Palestinian Abeer Bandak, hopes that it can contribute to conflict resolution.

6:55pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

7:00pm
Medical Frontiers
Japanese doctors have developed a way to regenerate neurons damaged by stroke - it involves transplanting cells from a patient's bone marrow into the brain and shows promise in clinical trials.

Rating: 7.8
7:30pm
Catch Japan!
Explore a colourful variety of modern Japan's most popular topics - including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions - with a focus on the innovative ideas of the people behind it all.

8:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

8:18pm
Newsline Biz

8:30pm
Today's Close-Up
27 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, young survivors are starting to speak up about their experiences - they want to make sure that their memories are passed on to the next generation.

9:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

9:18pm
Newsline Biz

9:30pm
Asia Insight
The pandemic is forcing many South Koreans to shop online, increasing work for delivery drivers who lack job security or basic labour rights. This episode depicts the drivers' harsh work environment.

Rating: 9.5
10:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

10:18pm
Newsline Biz

10:30pm
Culture Crossroads
Japan has yet to officially recognize same-sex marriage. For binational spouses, this makes things even harder. We examine the issue from the perspectives of two American-Japanese same-sex couples.

10:40pm
Selfie Japan!

10:45pm
no art, no life plus
Outsider artists like Eto Yuhi are gaining recognition around the world - although he creates mainly for himself, others have taken notice. See how these artists live and work.

Rating: 10
10:55pm
Dining with the Chef
Learn about easy, delicious, and healthy cooking with Chef Rika in five minutes! Featured recipe: Rika's Chakin Sushi.

11:00pm
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

11:10pm
Ukiyo-e Edo-Life
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

11:15pm
Japanology Plus
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 9.5
11:20pm
Time-Lapse Japan
Tokyo Time-Lapse
Stunning time-lapse images offer a new angle on Tokyo; we hope that you enjoy these original takes on what may be the world's most exciting metropolis! This time: Nightview.

11:25pm
Japan from Above
Japan from Above: Up Close
This programme takes you on an aerial journey across 21st-century Japan. Enjoy the bird's-eye view of unique landscapes as well as intimate portraits of the people who inhabit the archipelago.

11:30pm
J-Arena
Breaking will become the latest youth-focused addition to the Paris 2024 Olympics - we catch up with Japan's B-Boy Shigekix, whose evolution over the years has been phenomenal.

12:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

12:10am
Broadcasters' Eye
This documentary follows a doctor with a hearing impairment as he overcomes hurdle after hurdle.

1:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

1:10am
Finding Satoshi
A bizarre story about the 14-year search for a man named Satoshi - what started as a simple puzzle grew into a global obsession. Who is Satoshi, and why could no one find him for so long?

2:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

2:10am
Anime Supernova
Eugene is a creator known for his detailed imagery and smooth animation style, using colours and unique characters to give his works a strange otherworldly feel.

2:25am
Darwin's Amazing Animals
Night stalkers! Shell carpets! Creepy bugs! Is there cause for alarm? The Tokyo Wildlife Survey Team is on a mission to track down mysterious creatures in summer right in the heart of the metropolis!

2:50am
Trails to Oishii Tokyo
Gliding across the water on wing-like fins, the flying fish is one unique creature - we visit Hachijojima, an island belonging to Tokyo, to discover how this fish is caught and eaten in Japan.

Rating: 8
3:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

3:10am
Today's Close-Up
27 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, young survivors are starting to speak up about their experiences - they want to make sure that their memories are passed on to the next generation.

3:40am
Five Frames for Love
Family, Faith, Future
A world-renowned champion who rises above each and every obstacle, this is Ryota, a charismatic pole dancer.

3:55am
Turn Cardboard Into Nice Figures!
NHK World-Japan presents a variety of short programmes focusing on Japan and Asia.

Rating: 10
4:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

4:10am
Cool Japan
Fortune telling exists in many parts of the world, and perception of its merits vary - the panellists experience some new and old practices in Japan and learn how practitioners acquire their talent.

Rating: 8.5
4:55am
Easy Japanese
A new version of Easy Japanese is coming to TV first this time. Learn simple expressions you can put to use whether you're visiting or staying; tune in and start speaking

5:00am
NHK Newsline
NHK Newsline delivers the latest news, business, and weather every hour with stories and analysis from Japan, the rest of Asia, and around the world

5:10am
Japan's Top Inventions
The fascinating stories and secrets behind hit Japanese products, plus parts and machines that boast the top share of niche markets. This time: drawing tablets and cascades (airplane components).

5:40am
AnixPara World
Popular manga artist Kawai Katsutoshi is known for conducting extensive research for his stories - he brought this method to this episode, which turns the spotlight on visually-impaired judo.

5:55am
PythagoraSwitch Mini
There are various interesting laws and rules and philosophies hidden in our daily lives; this programme introduces children to them and teaches them how to think about them.

Rating: 6