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J-Fest Drama 2022


 

J-Fest Drama 2022, Japan Program Catalog’s first-ever digital event, kicks off

After a complete revamping, Japan Program Catalog (JPC), the country’s largest television content showcase, is proud to launch its first-ever digital event. J-Fest Drama 2022, features the hottest dramas from 13 flagship nationwide network broadcasters and major channels.

On a regular basis, JPC will introduce a selection of the freshest and best Japanese content by program genre. Our very first J-Fest illustrates the diversity of Japanese drama, ranging from an outrageous rom-com through to crime series featuring the battles between the police and the yakuza (organized crime syndicate), an orthodox period drama centered on a fierce samurai (noble warrior) power struggle, and more. There’s even a scripted and unscripted hybrid format, no doubt an out-of-the-box concept, in the lineup along with shows you haven’t seen yet. The J-Fest Drama 2022 event page is your one-stop-shop that enables you to get the necessary information on each title, enjoy trailers, and get right in touch with the content provider.

J-Fest will be rolling out a series of events that focus on other genres. For this year alone, we will present J-Fests on formats and travelogues. Stay tuned for more updates from JPC! We hope these selections will whet your appetite for Japanese content.
 


Mathieu Béjot
Senior Adviser, BEAJ

 

Companies

Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Nippon TV

TV Asahi Corporation

Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.

TV TOKYO Corporation

Fuji Television Network, Inc.

WOWOW INC.

Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.

Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation

Kansai Telecasting Corporation

Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation

Nagoya Broadcasting Network Co.,Ltd. (Nagoya TV)

Chukyo TV. Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

Programs

The 13 Lords of the Shogun

12th century, Japan. Charismatic leader Minamoto no Yoritomo founds the Kamakura Shogunate, shifting the political powerbase from Kyoto to the east. Behind this military feat are thirteen vassals. But after the superstar shogun's death, a fierce power struggle erupts. The one out of the Thirteen who...

Guilty Flag

Japan is supposedly a peaceful country, but every year, 85,000 people go missing. Only a handful of cases are deemed urgent and worthy enough by the police to be investigated.
Perhaps what is needed to convince the police is... the world’s attention.


The thing is... once the public’s eyes are ...

My neighbor,Chikara

Chikara is a gentle and compassionate guy. He can’t leave people in need alone and has a strong feeling of wanting to help others.
However, he is indecisive. He easily gets involved in other people's problems half-heartedly, which finally causes him to suffer. Now, he tries to help his neighbors wi...

Dearest

Leading female industrialist, Rio, has been named a key person of interest in a serial murder case investigated by Detective Daiki. The two were once in love with each other in their youth. Rio’s legal advisor, Kenichiro, will do anything for her. Caught in a love triangle and a criminal investigati...

All but divorced

A man and a woman. After seven years of marriage and painfully failed attempts to have a boby, love has faded away. No conversation, no sex. They are married because they have not divorced yet.
The husband has been sleeping with a teenager whom he forces to have an abortion. Cornered by his wif...

Don't Call it Mystery

Totonou Kunou is a college student who has a complex about his natural perm, has no friends or a girlfriend, and simply loves curry. He is someone who always questions about what is taken for granted in society and tries to think things through thoroughly. He has a vast amount of knowledge and devel...

KEIGO HIGASHINO’S “THE HOVERING BLADE”

After Shigeki Nagamine lost his wife, he cherished his only daughter Ema by himself until she became a high school girl. One night, however, Ema did not return home from hear part-time job, and her gruesome dead body was found afterward. A few days later, Shigeki receive a secret call giving the nam...

Sweat and Soap

Asako Yaeshima (26) works in the accounting department of Lilia Drop, a cosmetics and bath products maker. She has developed a complex due to hyperhidrosis and passes her days worried about her perspiration and body odor. One day, a coworker from the product development department, Kotaro Natori (29...

The Sealer

In this world, there exist demon swords. Those who have the sword will have their will taken over, and they will lust for human blood and keep on killing indiscriminately. The sealer is who searches for those blades that haunt people and seal them with his scabbard.

この世には、人の心に溜まった闇が作り出す“穢刃(けがれやいば...

My Dear Exes

Omameda Towako has been married and divorced three times. That’s led to gossip: “See her? She’s had three ex-husbands! I bet she’s got people problems.”
But while Towako and her exes are divorced, they’re certainly not separated. A head waiter, a lawyer, and a photographer, Towako’s three ex-husban...

Kei x Yaku - Dangerous Buddy

Three years ago, a video of a female public security investigator being kidnapped and assaulted was uploaded to the internet. Her name was Rion Nakaba, and the video caused a huge uproar- but it was instantly deleted. This incident was called the “Joker Case” within the Public Safety Bureau, and for...

The Real Thing

Kuzumichi Tsuji is a “Good man” who has a good reputation for his work. He has casual relations with two women in his workplace, however, he feels kind of bore for dull days without excitement. He has never fallen in love with someone from the bottom of his heart.
One day, he meets a mysterious ...

Wonder Food - from Fiction to Reality

“Wonder Food” is a unique drama for a format that challenges the most creative Chefs of the country to bring alive amazing dishes spotted in fictional masterpieces of our times.
There are three episodes and we broadcasted in January 2020 at midnight. The initial target was for younger, however, not...