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Some jobs are more glamorous than others until you look behind the scenes. That is the premise of the special “Naritai Shiritai Oshigoto Ranking” (“Ranking Occupations You Want to Know About and Have”; TV Tokyo, Mon., 8 p.m.).

Among the general job categories explored on the special is the television industry: What exactly is it that producers and talent managers do, and what sort of tools do announcers use? There’s also a look at health-care professionals, in particular “flying nurses.” Fighter pilots who work for the Self-Defense Forces are profiled, and the lives of professional athletes are explained using members of Japan’s National Women’s Soccer team as examples.

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