This week the subject of “Bakusho Mondai no Nippon no Kyoyo” (Bakusho Mondai’s Japan Education; NHK-G, Tues., 10:50 p.m.) is music, but not necessarily Japanese music.

The comedy duo visit musician-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, member of Yellow Magic Orchestra, award-winning maker of film soundtracks, and recipient of the French government’s National Order of the Legion of Honor. Sakamoto takes a pedantic rather than a performing role. He brings with him a computer holding 13,000 songs from all over the world.

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