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Gutto! Sports Episode Guide

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Gutto! Sports

~Important Note: This episode guide is still a work in progress. The guide will be updated as I watch the show! Gutto! Sports is a TV show hosted by Aiba Masaki that airs every Tuesday from 9:25 PM to 10:15 PM JST on NHK Sogo. Every episode, an athlete guests on the show. Through demonstrations and the various ‘keywords’ Aiba… Read more »

News: Sakurai, Kamenashi and Koyama to be 24 hour TV Personality

24 hour TV

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya and NEWS’ Koyama Keiichiro have been announced as the main personalities of the 2017 24-hour Television charity event. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 24-hour TV Charity event, and the theme this year is “24 Hour Television / Love saves the Earth” (24時間テレビ40 愛は地球を救う). The news was announced on the 15th of April… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen with Uchimura Kohei – News Zero 8th Feb 2016

In this instalment of Ichimen, newscaster Sakura Sho interviews the gymnast Uchimura Kohei. With just half a year to go till the Rio 2016 Olympics, Sho interviews Uchimura Kohei, the ‘King of Gymnastics’ who also won gold four years ago at the London Olympics. With an unprecedented 6 consecutive gold medals at the world championships, Uchimura Kohei stands at the… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen – News Zero 18 Jan 2016

Places to note for ice

Today, I’ll do a short review of the 18th Jan 2016 News Zero Ichimen segment. In this Ichimen, they talk about the cold weather in Japan, and precautions to take to stay safe. First, let’s look at the tweet from the Tokyo fire department. The most important point to note is that snow related accidents occurred mostly on the days… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen – News Zero 11 Jan 2016

Sakurai Sho newscaster

Hi! Today I’d like to do a little review of Sho’s Ichimen corner. I’m just catching up to watching their shows from last year, hence the reason why this review is from an episode that aired so long ago… But it’s interesting anyway. For those of you who don’t know, Ichimen (一面) actually means “one aspect” or “one side”. It’s… Read more »

News: Aiba Masaki and Arimura Kasumi as 2016 Kouhaku MC

「第67回NHK紅白歌合戦」の司会者が決まりました。紅組司会は有村架純さん。白組司会は相葉雅紀さんです。紅白公式サイトには、お2人からのコメントも掲載しています。 #NHK紅白 https://t.co/nhljZi0W8Z — NHK紅白歌合戦 (@nhk_kouhaku) November 12, 2016 Aiba and Arimura Kasumi will be the white and red teams Kouhaku MCs this year. This will be the 67th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen (NHK紅白歌合戦). The theme of this year’s event is “Yume o Utaou 夢を歌おう”, or Sing the Dream. Kouhaku is an annual music show by NHK held on New Year’s Eve…. Read more »

News: NEWS to be main personality for 24-hour TV

It has been revealed that NEWS will be the main personality for this year’s “24 Hour TV~39~Love Saves the Earth~” (24時間テレビ39 愛は地球を救う) program. This marks the second time that NEWS will serve as main personalities, after their previous appearance in 2009. This was announced on the 28th of Mar, on the show 人生が変わる1分間の深イイ話2時間スペシャル (Jinsei ga kawaru 1 funkan no fukaiihanashi 2 jikan supesharu),… Read more »

TV Show: Aiba Manabu, a short introduction

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Aiba Manabu (相葉マナブ) is a variety show hosted by Aiba Masaki. The show is produced by TV Asahi, and it started on the 21st of April, 2013. It’s a 30 minute show that airs from 6 pm to 6:30 pm every Sunday. Manabu, or 学ぶ, means to learn. And that is precisely what the show is about. Aiba learns about… Read more »

TV Show/Vocabs: Ninosan 3rd & 10th May 2015

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So I’ll like to do a brief review on two episodes of Ninosan. Why two episodes in one post? Because of the format of the show. It’s one theme every two weeks, with the second week being a direct continuation of the first. Read an introduction of the show here. Anyway, the show this time is about behind the scenes… Read more »