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Fuji TV's home-improvement wrecking ball

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Dec 23, 2017

Fuji TV's home-improvement wrecking ball

by Philip Brasor

A popular sub-genre of reality TV is the home-improvement show, and as with many things having to do with television, Japan did it first. On TV Asahi's "The Before and After," which launched as a weekly series in 2002, superannuated, usually cramped properties are magically ...

TV Asahi news anchor Furutachi to step down in spring

National Dec 25, 2015

TV Asahi news anchor Furutachi to step down in spring

TV Asahi Corp. said Thursday that Ichiro Furutachi, who has been the face of the network's signature news show since April 2004, will step down from the anchor post next spring at his request. The 61-year-old news presenter told the network he would like to ...