Tag - television



Sharp's plant in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, is the only remaining production site for LCD TV panels in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2024
Sharp to halt LCD plant in Osaka Prefecture by September
The major electronics maker, which continues to bleed red ink, is hoping to prevent a further deterioration of its earnings.
The Netflix series "House of Ninjas" partially succeeds in elevating its subject, but there is still room in Hollywood to give ninja the "samurai" treatment.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
May 8, 2024
Shine and shadow: Unpacking favoritism in ‘Shogun’ and ‘House of Ninjas’
When it comes to Japanese archetypes in Hollywood, samurai are like rock stars compared to the less-considered ninja. It's time ninja took the spotlight.
D.B. Weiss, co-creator of the Netflix sci-fi drama series "3 Body Problem," is interviewed in Las Vegas, in January.  Some Chinese viewers have expressed disappointment with the adaptation's departure from the original source material.
Apr 10, 2024
The ‘3-Body Problem’ of adapting content across borders
From anime to the latest Netflix blockbuster, changing material can be a controversial subject. How much modification is acceptable?
People exit the platform at a train station along the Yamanote Line in Tokyo in 1986. A time-traveling TV comedy with a bawdy middle-aged hero from the era has become a big hit in Japan, juxtaposing brash 1980s attitudes with the more politically correct present day.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Mar 29, 2024
Satire TV show strikes a generation-spanning chord in Japan
"Extremely Inappropriate" uses a time-traveling protagonist to humorously highlight the gap between attitudes of the 1980s and the 2020s.
Fans of Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani outside the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Wednesday.
Mar 22, 2024
MLB games streamed to skeptical South Korean fans herald global shift
There’s still no dominant sports broadcaster or streamer that serves all of Asia, and that means that there will be fierce competition.
Fox Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 5, 2024
Fox's Lachlan Murdoch targets 5 million subscribers for new sports venture
The streaming service will feature all of the sports programming from the three media giants, including ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and channels such as TNT.
England's Jess Carter in action with Spain's Salma Paralluelo during the Women's World Cup final in Sydney in August 2023
Feb 8, 2024
Women's sports draw record viewership in U.K. in 2023, research shows
The FIFA Women's World Cup final, which England lost 1-0 to Spain, was 2023's most-watched women's sports event on TV with 38.4 million viewing hours.
A customer tries his Vision Pro at the launch of the product at a store in Los Angeles on Friday.
Feb 4, 2024
Vision Pro headset is Apple's next Mac and TV combined
The $3,500 headset, which blends 3D content with a view of the outside world, landed in the company’s physical U.S. stores on Friday.
“Metallic Rouge” centers on android assassins on Mars and explores classic science fiction tropes like whether robots have souls.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Feb 4, 2024
You're spoiled for choice with new anime to watch this winter
From the fantasy series "Delicious in Dungeon" to the sci-fi offering "Metallic Rouge," nearly 50 new shows are airing this season.
Following the death of manga artist Hinako Ashihara, X users are going in search of clues, treating the internet as a virtual crime scene — and appointing themselves the arbiters of law and order.
CULTURE / Wide Angle
Jan 31, 2024
The internet goes in search of blame after the death of Hinako Ashihara
To piece together what happened, social media users are going in search of clues, treating the internet as a virtual crime scene.
TV screens in Osaka show news of a large earthquake hitting a wide area of the Sea of Japan coast in central Japan and subsequent tsunami warnings in the affected regions on Jan. 1.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
How Japan’s quake information apparatus springs into action
Lessons from 3/11 led to greater urgency in communications and centralization of information, while tech continues to shape the approach.
The final 10 contestants of the reality show “The Debut: Dream Academy” in November. The show aimed to select the members of a new global K-pop girl group.
Jan 17, 2024
K-pop without the ‘K’ just won’t pop
The BTS hiatus may have slowed K-pop down, but the answer isn't to take the Koreanness out of it. If not, all that's left is run-of-the-mill pop.
NHK headquarters in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward
JAPAN / Media
Dec 6, 2023
NHK found to have breached ethics with COVID vaccine news segment
A report in "News Watch 9" suggested three people lost family members to COVID-19 infection when they actually died after being vaccinated.
As well as writing scripts for movies and plays, Taichi Yamada was successful as a novelist, winning many prizes including the Yamamoto Shugoro award, given in 1988 for his novel "Ijintachi tono Natsu."
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 1, 2023
Screenwriter Taichi Yamada dies at 89
Yamada is known for popular TV dramas such as "Fuzoroi no Ringotachi" and "Otokotachi no Tabiji."
Fox Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Rupert Murdoch being deposed in Fox defamation case: source
Establishing that Murdoch was involved in decisions about coverage would help voting technology company Smartmatic prove liability.
The TBS headquarters in Tokyo's Minato Ward
JAPAN / Society
Nov 26, 2023
TBS had history of 'special treatment' with Johnny's, probe finds
The investigative committee interviewed 125 former and current TBS officials before releasing a report.
Acts represented by the talent agency formerly known as Johnny & Associates have not been included in this year’s lineup for “Kohaku Uta Gassen,” public broadcaster NHK’s annual New Year’s Eve musical show.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 13, 2023
NHK ditches Johnny's acts for year-end musical bonanza
For the first time in 44 years, performers represented by the beleaguered talent agency will not appear on "Kohaku Uta Gassen."
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher speaks as she is flanked by Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA's executive director and chief negotiator, during a news conference following the end of the Screen Actors Guild strike in Los Angeles on Friday.
Nov 11, 2023
Actors union explains AI guardrails in strike deal
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) reached a deal with studios like Disney and Netflix this week to end its nearly four-month strike.
A union team captain reacts after SAG-AFTRA approved a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to bring an end to the 118-day actors strike, at a brewery in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Hollywood actors reach tentative deal with studios to end strike
The deal also provides protections against unauthorized use of images generated by artificial intelligence.
The Disney store in Times Square, New York, on Oct. 29
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Disney tops earnings forecasts as Iger sets 'building' phase
Disney now says it is on track to achieve $7.5 billion in annualized savings


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan