Popular boy band Tokio is on an economic kick this week. On the Oct. 3 installment of their weekly Nihon TV show “Tetsuwan Dash,” three members are dropped off in Zurich, Switzerland. Each armed with only 10,000 yen in cash, they have to see how far that money can take them.
This formula is repeated more ambitiously later in the week when all five members are featured in a two-hour special, “Around the World! Dream and Romance and Money” (TBS, Tue., 9 p.m.). Again, each member is given 10,000 yen, but this time they have to find out how much 10,000 yen will buy in different countries, which they visit in person.
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