An unprecedented uprising in the history of the kitchen is coming!
A battle between a first-class chef, a housewife celeb, and an amateur cooking celeb.
They cook a dish based on a theme and compete to see which is the tastier. However, the budget the three chefs can spend on food shopping is as follows:
The professional is given $5, the housewife $20, and the amateur $100.
In other words, the shopping budget of cooks with high and low cooking skills are inversely proportional.
Can the professional produce high quality food regardless of budget? Or does the amateur grab $100 and do the “Uprising Kitchen” with fantastic ingredients? Or will the housewife win by the wisdom and experience?
What's more, the three cooks can draw “special cards” from an “original lottery machine” to force the rivals to use strange cooking utensils and a variety of other unique ways to interfere with their cooking!
Can three chefs with different strengths turn the tables with money and luck?
A specially-made sauna truck drives through Kumamoto’s spectacular landscape in search of the ultimate sauna experience! Taka and Erica are looking to escape the stress of daily life, and what better way to do that in Japan than by taking a sauna! They will take to their sauna truck to find relaxation across Kumamoto prefecture, enjoying the beautiful nature around them while sampling the delicious food that Kumamoto has to offer!
Members of the popular Japanese female idol group "HKT48" will visit the sightseeing locations in Kumamoto while discovering delicious food. Miku and Saaya are from Kumamoto and rediscover the charm of their hometown. They also experience making Kumamoto's sweets and tasting local dishes!
The Instant fake battle between the guys have a silver tongue about to begin!
That requires a word sense that goes beyond the truth and a rich imagination!
Four Skilled Liar make them improvise own fake story quiz or two-choice quiz, with cool face.
The prize money goes to the true faker who has the skills to make lie look real!!
Maid café is a café or restaurant where women work wearing cosplay of maid, which is known as the head of otaku culture. The longest-established and most popular maid café "at-home cafe”seeks their expansion to Nagoya area besides Tokyo & Osaka. A rapper living in Nagoya, Ryoff Karma, will advise what approach to take to deliver "moe" to Nagoya, but of course, it is not a simple matter...
Since its first airing in 1968, Best Hits Kayosai boasts a history of 54 years.Last year, this program was held without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it will be held with an audience for the first time in three years this year in the Festival Hall in Osaka. Mega-hit artists that took the world by storm in 2022 gather in Osaka for the only large-scale music program in Kansai! This program delivers a variety of songs, from recent hits to nostalgic classics. This year's theme is “Create it together!” featuring intense performances “created” with the entire audience. Special one-night-only sing-alongs “created” with students in Kansai. Special projects “created” by television viewers and participants on social media. Together with everyone in Japan, let's build the Best Hits Kayosai!
Hanna Ishikawa, STU48, NMB28, Kanjani∞, Kis-My-Ft2, Kobukuro, Sakurazaka46, THE RAMPAGE, JO1, Da-iCE, Aimi Tanaka, Tani Yuuki, DA PUMP, ToshI, Naniwa Danshi, Nogizaka 46, THE BEAT GARDEN, BE: FIRST, BiSH, Hinatazaka 46, Daichi Miura, Yuzu, Ryokuoushoku Shakai
A famous entertainer Hiroiki Ariyoshi has never been emotionally moved by the sight of fireworks. So, a group of young entertainers decides to try and finally impress him. They put together the “Ariyoshi Fireworks Group” and enlist the guidance of seasoned fireworks makers from around the country. They’ll learn the fundamentals of pyrotechnics, everything from how fireworks are made to the preparations needed to launch them. A huge barge and a ship with a crane appear on the Setouchi Inland Sea in Ariyoshi’s home prefecture of Hiroshima. They’ll create a show from nothing and put on a massive fireworks display. But, will it be enough to impress Ariyoshi?
A short series starring KUMAMON.
Kumamon is the new boss of a PR company in Kumamoto. Kumamon’s employees have various problems in their work and In their lives. Kumamon empathizes with their' troubles and solves them all!
ウドちゃんの旅してゴメン！特別編 新春SP 2021
A special edition of the free-spirited travel program that's filled with friendly communication, smiles, and kindness.
The program heads to Shiga Prefecture. Our guest is... artist Takanori Nishikawa!
Born and raised in Shiga, Takanori Nishikawa is Shiga's "Furusato Tourism Ambassador."
Udo is another Shiga expert (probably) and the two of them are from the same generation.
This affectionate Shiga Prefecture episode is full of features, including famous Shiga products and places Udo and Nishikawa have never been before!
Don't miss their friendly trip, or their matching face masks specially-made for this program!
Travel Salad delivers you the freshly discovered trip information throughout Japan and you are sure to find a place you want to visit! From the popular tourist sites to hot hidden spots where even the repeaters don’t know of, we will provide you with the best choices of travel information.
From the standard tourist sites to the hot hidden spots where even the repeaters don't know of, this show will provide you with the best choices of travel information. It is one of the most famous travel TV programs in Japan that has been made into a 30 minutes show to provide high quality travel spectacle in a reasonable time. Every week, travelers will introduce a various place across Japan recommending freshly selected traveling sites such as natural hot springs, gourmet spots and popular tourist sites.
“Untouchable Tourism,” a travel company run by the comedy duo Untouchable, asks celebrity guests to plan a tour! This program delivers the ultimate tour, filled with gourmet food, beautiful views, and the guest's memories. Plus, they travel to spots based on the guest’s ideas to demonstrate the appeal of the local area.
Waka-chan and Fuku-chan are trying to make the best Sumo-style Hot Pot!
Waka-chan, who is an ex-grand champion of Sumo, and Fuku-chan, who is a famous comedian, are trying to make the best Chanko Nabe (Sumo style hot pot).
They go on a 120-kilometer motorbike trip to find local ingredients. Get excited about the secrets of the foods you thought you knew! At the final destination, they'll make Chanko hot pot for 100 people! If the locals say it's good, the mission is complete!!
*** available in English subtitles
This program dives into surveys of people who work in industries that “seem interesting but have many unknowns.” Looking at the surveys they gathered, the three hosts let their imaginations run wild and select people that particularly stand out to them. They invite the person they chose to represent this industry and enjoy a conversation diving deep into this person’s world. Get ready to enjoy a “human observational documentary variety show” that is packed with lessons, smiles, and laughs!
This is a gourmet variety program in which a battle breaks out between a comedian Gori as “the Phantom thief GORI” versus “the Gourmet Detective Team”. Female announcers are subordinates of GORI research and introduce the fancy gourmet dishes from their regions. “The Gourmet Detective Team”is taking the food from“the Phantom thief GORI”!! The Reader is Sigeru Izumiya (Musician). The members are Miyuki Imori, Rika Adachi(Both actresses), Jun Murakami (Japanese comedian) The match is set at Yudanaka Hotspring in Shinshu. They fight for red bream Shabu-Shabu from Shizuoka, Soba from Shinshu etc... Local fancy gourmet dishes in Chubu area are gathered!! Many laughers and serious matches! What will happen in the end?!
ウドちゃんの旅してゴメン 新春SP 2020
The regular popular program “Udo-chan’s Trip” has been aired for 17 years. And the special series has been aired for 10 years.
Udo-chan travels to Mikawa Bay in Aichi prefecture. During his trip, he is with a talented actor, Ryuta Sato and an idol, Ami Inamura known as “God swing pitch” during the opening ceremony. Their trip at Nishio station is the place, which Udo-chan has already visited 4times. They visit the Pizza & Steak restaurant, which Udo-chan every time goes and the master and the nice antique atmosphere make them feel comfortable. Then they find a lovely café and meet a maniac master, who takes his coffee seriously. They admired the rich taste of coffee. After the coffee shop, they head to the tea shop because Nishio-city is famous for Tea, but the shop is closed. Therefore, they go to the memorial park and find a clock tower, which has a button and starts playing local songs. They choose “Nishio de LaLa” (LaLa at Nishio City) randomly and dance with the pop melody. They had so much fun. At the end, they have seafood lunch and go to see a sunset by “Tuk-Tuk”!!
It is a beautiful scenery and they look back to their teenage years with nostalgic feelings.
You might not be aware of the secrets hidden in your own country... There are 47 prefectures in Japan, each with its own unique culture and customs. Each one has its own shocking culinary traditions, festivals, and customs that will make you wonder whether they all really come from Japan. The Secret is Out! HOMETOWN PRIDE is a program filled with surprises and fun that explores every nook and cranny of Japan to discover culture and customs that even other Japanese people don’t know about.
There are strange “metaphors” that exist in our daily lives (novels, hit songs, famed scholars’ quotes, popular comedian phrases)! This program unearths these unique “metaphors” and teaches their unknown history and unexpected usage! Various panel members enjoy answering quizzes about all kinds of “metaphors” in this variety show for the intellectually curious. Enjoy watching professionals from various fields come together to discover “metaphors” made right in the studio!!
Japanese people love noodles! You can find all sorts of noodle cuisines throughout the country, ranging from the orthodox to the eccentric.We've chosen a few prefectures with their own collections of charming local noodle cuisines and hidden noodle hot-spots. First on the list is Hiroshima, boasting dishes such as noodle-filled okonomiyaki and Onomichi ramen. Next is Aichi: the prefecture with dishes like the beloved miso-stewed udon noodles and ankake spaghetti. And finally, we have Tochigi: a prefecture with an assortment of one-of-a-kind dishes like yakisoba noodles in broth and soba noodles with leeks. In order to show off the dishes of their hometowns, three celebrities will participate in a noodle eating contest. Their daring objective: to eat the longest noodle. Watch as these celebrities chow down on local noodle cuisine!
This is an outdoor document variety program about a famous voice actor “Shimba Tsuchiya”
climbing a mountain to the top and cooking a meal!
Before becoming a voice actor, he studied about acting, so he has strength and energy and
good athletic abilities. This is first time for him to climb a mountain and cooking.
After a good sweat, he can enjoy a combination of beautiful scenery with a delicious meal.
Yamatoho! Is a plan to walk all 2936.9 kilometers of Kyushu Nature Trail, which connects the mountains of Kyushu. The assumed period is 365 days. The challenger of this project has been auditioning for talents active in Fukuoka since the fall of 2018, and was announced just before the start.”The intent of this project is to rediscover the beauty of the earth elements, such as the richness of nature in Kyushu and the lives of the people in Satoyama. And the two challengers grow up in an unexpected survival life, meeting and interacting with people ... the process is the highlight. This project is being implemented under the cooperation of the Ministry of the Environment Kyushu Regional Environment Office and supervision of the Kyushu Nature Trail Forum.
This is a gourmet variety program in which a battle breaks out between a comedian Gori as “the Phantom thief GORI” versus “the Gourmet Detective Team”. Five female announcers are subordinates of GORI research and introduce the fancy gourmet dishes from their regions. They have looked for these dishes for over one year and they are filled with a lot of appealing specialties such as highest quality hotpot and amazing sweets.
The two parties fight a fierce battle in games concerning the prefecture Aichi in which the program is set!
Most exquisite gourmet food presented one after another.
旅ゴメ特別編 冬の長良川鉄道 答エハナクトモ旅ハ流ルル
Udo-chan travels around Mino city in Gifu prefecture with a popular Japanese actor, Koji Yamamoto, and a former member of AKB48, Kayo Noro. They take a train on Nagara-gawa line and walk around wherever they wish.
Mino city is famous for some traditional craft; one of them is edged tools like “Katana” sword. At first, they visit a cutlery museum and try blade shaping there. After having lunch at a café they found on the way to a station, they go to a famous place –a group of traditional buildings preserved for over 400 years. In the Edo era, there was a unique construction style of roofs called “Udatsu.” They visit a sake-factory and a museum for lanterns made by “Washi” paper which is originally manufactured in Mino city. Then they visit a 1300-year-old shrine and find a strange sign on the map which marks a tree named “What tree?”
This program is “Outdoor Document Variety” that camp beginners (MC: comedian OGIYAHAGI) have a pleasant experience with happy friends. Because it’s difficult for them to try camping by themselves, they invite some campers who have experience camping and try camping for one day which the guests will decide.
This program will also help you release your stress and let you sit back, relax, and enjoy your time.
“Passionate Hot Sandwich” is a variety show which two excellent sensitivity guys Mikio Date and Takeshi Tomizawa enthusiastically support Hokkaido !
They formed a comedian pair “Sandwichman” in 1998, and became a champion not only at the 2007 “M-1 Grand Prix”, but also "Favorite Performer Ranking No.1" which Nikkei Entertainment researched in 2018.
Both guys are deeply attached to Hokkaido, and this is a popular local variety show that has been regularly broadcasted every week in Hokkaido since 2014.
They travel around Hokkaido, sometimes shops, sometimes shopping streets, and still rediscover the great parts of Hokkaido!
Yo Oizumi who has a versatile talent became so popular not only in Hokkaido but also throughout Japan. And he formed “YOYO’s” with a STV’s versatile sales announcer Yoji Kimura.(YO plus YOji equals YOYO’S)
Two guys have all viewers throughout Japan laughing.The title of this funny variety show is “1x8(Ippachi)”. 1x8(Ippachi) means "Sink or Swim"!
They have challenged various hilarious projects until now, and have received tremendous support from many viewers. Watch his funny comedy which Hokkaido’s superstar Yo Oizumi plays only to his hometown local program, never shows in national program.
Program catchphrase is "Meaningless Variety"!
This program is fictitiously set in Uesugi pump Ltd. Vice President Uesugi and manager Ohchi deal with various themes in Hokkaido.
For example, in the theme “Boogie woogie Oku no Hosomichi”, Uesugi and Ohchi play the part of Japanese famous poets “Basho Matsuo” and “Sora Kawai”. They travel around Hokkaido with writing a Haiku.
The first chapter is 600km travel on foot from Hakodate to Wakkanai. The second is 800km on foot from Okushiri to Nosappu.
The drama with the people who meet during the trip is so impression !
Kendama has risen in popularity around the world to exceed its origins as a traditional toy. Its popularity has spread from Japan to America, Europe, and Asia, with Kendama competitions hosted all over the globe. Watch performances from foreign players who outshine even Japanese players. The Kendama World Cup has been hosted yearly in Hatsukaichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture since 2014. It offers its audience the opportunity to witness the clash of superior techniques from the world's top players. In a special show in 2019, a famous teen actor, Fuku Suzuki explained the excitement of the competition. With Hatsukaichi City as its headquarters, the Kendama Movement aims to reach even more audiences.
Ken Tanaka, an outdoor expert, introduces the charm of camping style for all adults who want to enjoy on their days off!
This is a long-time entertainment show with a popular comedy duo “Londonboots Ichi-go, Ni-go” and lots of comedians.
Each episode is totally different but they are mostly big challenges and embarrassment for the comedians such as prank, text message traps, revealing their private etc. The host is famous for his sharp tongue and harshness, which makes this show more interesting.
One of the powerful attractions for Japanese young people has been that many entrants are from the general public. The project “Ranking the Stars” is also popular as a format and has been sold to eleven countries around the world. It is a program full of popular project series built upon a vast variety of ideas.
"Seotuchi Biyori" is the perfect TV show for your trip to Setouchi. You can see the beautiful scenery, modern art and traditional crafts. Experience the shrines, temples and local cuisines. You can even take a peek at the local communities and their fascinating cultures!
Setouchi Biyori first aired in July 2017 incorporating many beautiful photos taken by professional photographer Takamitsu Sakamoto. He traveled to and photographed many scenes of Okayama and Hiroshima, many of which were proudly presented on Setouchi Biyori.
【Season 2】#39～#65(on going)
Setouchi Biyori's second season started in April of 2018 and welcomed
You SAKAGUCHI as a host. He was awarded the Japan Ningenryoku ("Human Skill")
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award in 2015.
KYUSHU is located in the southern part of Japan, which is known for its beautiful nature, rich history and culture.
We hope this program gives you a look at how amazing KYUSHU is.
The wonderful scenes shot in 4K should impress and make you want to travel!
Production Cooperation: OAB Cinq Co., Ltd, Muse Television, SAL Pro. Inc.,
In this program, you will re-discover the treasure of the region.
Celebrity guests search around a specific area of Okayama and
Kagawa with the theme of the treasure hunt!
Treasures, those are delicious local food, joyful spots, beauti ful
scenery, and the people full of humanity.
The variety program, re-discovering regional treasures, “Kinbaku”
It started as a toy, and now it’s a sport popular the world over – the Kendama.
Its popularity has taken off outside of Japan in regions as diverse as America, Europe and Asia, and it sees tournaments all over the world, where foreign players put their Japanese counterparts to shame with their techniques.
In July, 2014, the first Kendama World Cup was held in the land of its birth, Hiroshima’s city of Hatsukaichi.
This year marks the 4th tournament, with 400 contestants domestic and foreign, as well as 50,000 spectators in Hatsukaichi, a Kendama player’s holy land! You won’t want to miss the growing Kendama movement and the stunning performances that it brings!
CBC tagged Viu TV Hong Kong for the great co-production! Good Job is a reality show aired in Hong Kong and this time we introduce the format from Viu TV and present a brand new project by 2 countries! A female MC comes from Hong Kong experiences unique but impressing jobs in Japan with a male Japanese MC and they find the differences and surprises each other that we never be able to experience from the sightseeing. We have both Japanese and Cantonese version with T.Chi script.
Wonder Box! 四国 よさこい祭り2018
“Yosakoi Festival"is the biggest citizen festival held in the summer in Kochi City,Kochi Prefecture.In this program ,we introduce dances of the 2018 contest winning team.
Tokyo is filled with local specialty shops where one can buy ingredients and souvenirs from each of Japan’s prefectures!
In this program, we’ll supply famous chefs with unique ingredients from the Hiroshima and Gunma prefectures for impromptu cook-offs! What kind of dish will it turn into?