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Ep. 5 'Reiwa!!'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Jun 21, 2019

Ep. 5 'Reiwa!!'

by Tom Hanaway

Previously on "Terrace House": Risako takes a drastic — some may even say desperate — step of winning the charming Ruka over by flat out telling him to "date me," in what has been one of the show's more exciting proclamations of romantic intent. ...

'Terrace House' returns to Tokyo

TV | Wide Angle May 16, 2019

'Terrace House' returns to Tokyo

by Tom Hanaway

Netflix is ramping up its production of original Japanese content, including anime and live-action dramas, to please both domestic and overseas subscribers. But arguably its most important export is "Terrace House," the reality show that films three men and three women living together under ...

Japan's Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

TV Mar 15, 2019

Japan's Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

by Sam Nussey

On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like "Ayamin" and "Kyokyo" are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted spots on the cover of Popteen magazine, a Japanese fashion bible. The girls, sporting a ...

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