Answers to questions that probably never occurred to anyone except the producers of this variety show are the subjects of “Jinsei ga Kawaru Ippun no Fuka-ii Hanashi” (“Profoundly Satisfying One-Minute Stories About Life-changing Incidents”) (Nihon TV, Mon., 8:54 p.m.). Celebrities discuss anecdotes that made significant changes in their lives and careers.

This week, the comedian Notchi discusses the “little break” that made him a star, namely a suggestion from his wife that, with a little bit of makeup, he could earn a good living as a Barack Obama impersonator. Also, Miyazaki Governor Hideo Higashikokubaru explains his brainstorm for a successful PR campaign to sell mangoes, and Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan describes how he started appending blooper reels to all his movies.

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