Teruyoshi Uchimura and Kiyotaka Nanbara, better known as the comedy duo Utchan Nanchan, have tended to work separately in recent years, but they make a rare joint appearance as the hosts of the variety special “Konna Ii Hito Mita Koto Nai” (“I’ve Never Seen Such a Nice Person”; Nihon TV, Fri., 7 p.m.).

The “nice persons” profiled on the program are considered nice because they’re extremely wealthy and like to spread their money around. For example, the owner of a major pharmaceutical company in Russia recently gave his wife a house of her own valued at ¥40 billion, and then gave his son a ¥100 million sports car for a birthday present. If that sounds as if he’s only nice to his family, he says he also has an idea that will help people all over the world — if they’re rich.

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