The television audience-share for last Tuesday’s World Cup match between Japan and Belgium climbed as high as 58 percent. As that was on a weekday, Sunday’s Japan-Russia game on Fuji TV will probably be watched by even more Japanese people, so rival stations aren’t even going to try to compete.

That is, except for Nippon TV, which will broadcast a special two-hour installment of its popular program “Tokumei Research 200X” at 7:58 p.m., opposite the World Cup broadcast. In an effort to pull viewers away from soccer, they have titled the special, “Sekai Chokiken Eizo — Hoso Kinshi,” which can be translated as “The World’s Most Dangerous Images: Forbidden Broadcasts.”

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