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Tanoshimi Terebi: July 2003

Author:Shaney Crawford, Issue: July 2003, Topic: Television

As English speakers are not a majority in Japan, we are not blessed with a great deal of quality TV programming. Nevertheless, there are quite a lot of English shows available, so we should be grateful for what we have. Have a look at the general lineup below. (Tanoshimi means "look forward to" and terebi means "television".)

NHK (Ch1)
Bilingual news is shown every day from 7pm and 10pm. ER is on at 11pm on Fridays. Roswell is on at 11:10pm on Sundays. Will & Grace is on at 12:20am (after midnight) on Mondays.
More information at http://www.nhk.or.jp/englishtop/program_list.

NHK Educational (Ch3)
Some kind of children's comedy show or drama at 6:45pm Mondays to Thursdays and at 6:25 on Fridays. Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Saturdays at 12:30pm and Tuesdays at 5:25am. Sesame Street Saturdays at 7;35am and 4pm. Little House on the Prairie Saturdays at 2:50pm. Also Chinese poetry (in Chinese) Mondays to Fridays at 5am.
More information at http://www.nhk.or.jp/englishtop/program_list.

NTV - Nihon Terebi (Ch4)
This channel shows movies on Friday nights at 9pm. Next month's schedule includes:
July 4 Major League (1989)
July 11 Deep Blue Sea (1999)
July 18 Death Becomes Her (1992)
July 25 Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
More information at http://www.ntv.co.jp/kinro

Terebi Tokyo (Ch 12)
This channel shows afternoon movies four days a week (Mondays to Thursdays at 1:30pm). The movies are often old (1960s to 80s), but a new one occasionally slips through.
More information at http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/telecine/oa_afr_load

Chiba TV (Ch 5?)
This station has a number of shows, but they are not on every week. (I'm not sure of the channel, but I think it is 5.)
July 1, 8, 15 (Tues) The Trials of Rosie O'Neill at 1:05pm
July 15 (Tues) JAG at 7pm
July 2, 9, 16 (Wed) Party of Five at 1:05pm
July 2, 16 (Wed) Star Trek Voyager at 8pm
July 3, 10, 17 (Thurs) Murder, She Wrote at 1:05pm
More information at http://www.chiba-tv.com/

If you would like to look up information on this month's movies, try the Internet Movie Database at http://www.imdb.com or Rotten Tomatoes at http://www.rottentomatoes.com.

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