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“Press Conference for FOD New Contents 2017”

Masayasu Yagi, Keita Machida, LEOLA, Kenjiro Yamashita, Becky, Zhang Yi Xing on stage.

Tokyo, Japan--Fuji Television held “Press Conference for FOD (=Fuji TV on Demand) New Contents 2017” and announced our new additional lineups of original contents including 3 variety shows and a drama, and also Becky’s assignment as the host of the new series “Ainori-REBOOT” (tentative).

Further in the event, Senior Executive Director for Content Creation and Distribution Dept., Makoto Yamaguchi highlighted the strategy and target for 2017 regarding to our video on demand service. “As the time has changed regarding to internet video distribution services in which are to be “selected”, we strive to stay original and differentiate from other companies improving UVOT (Ultimate Unique Ultra Video On Demand), our unique platform consists of multiple video on demand services- SVOD, TVOD, and ADVOD- to expand the number of users in diverse generations, and thrive in the “selecting times” in order to contribute to maximization of the value of 4M (terrestrial broadcasting, communication satellite broadcasting, broadcasting satellite and internet.)” he emphasized.

Zhang Yi Xing, starring in the Chinese remake of “Operation Love”, took the stage remarking the drama is a real fascinating piece.
That romance comedy was initially broadcasted in 2007 in Japan starring Tomohisa Yamashita and Masami Nagasawa, and has been remade to its Chinese version recently.

Starring in the collaboration drama of FOD and dTV “Love or Not”, Kenjiro Yamashita
(the 3rd J Soul Brothers), Keita Machida (Gekidan EXILE) and Masayasu Yagi (Gekidan EXILE) took the stage. Becky also participated in the event, and was announced as the host of “Ainori REBOOT” (tentative), the jointly produced variety show of FOD and Netflix.

Press Release

About FOD (Fuji TV on Demand)
This is a multimedia entertainment service consists of videos, live and e-books, accessible via multiple platforms including PC, smartphones and tablets. (The service is only available in Japan)

FOD (Fuji TV on Demand)
URL: http://fod.fujitv.co.jp/

Fuji Television (=Fuji TV) continues to maintain its status as an innovative leader in Japan’s television industry since its establishment in 1959. Fuji TV provides high quality programs in all genres, from drama, variety shows, infotainment, sports and news. From 2004 to 2012, Fuji TV led Japan’s ratings race in all three dayparts (prime, golden, all-day), and secured first place in sales above all commercial broadcasters for thirty-one consecutive years.

For more information, please visit:
Japanese: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/index.html
English: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/en/index.html
Simplified Chinese: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/cn/
Traditional Chinese: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/tc/


2017 New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Finalist

2017 New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Finalist

We are excited to announce that six programs of our work have been proceeded to the Finalist level in the 2017 New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films™.
With entries from 40 countries, this year’s International TV & Film Awards presented a strong competition, and we are so proud of these programs below.

Categories and program titles:

■Animated Program: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress , The Great Passage
■Best Production Design/Art Direction: Men’s Pro Basketball B.LEAGUE Opening Game
■Biography/Profiles: Beyond the Drop , The Nonfiction -The Boys of Destiny-
■Variety: SMAP x SMAP

In the current phase of the judging process, these works may be promoted to a Gold, Silver or Bronze World Medal level. Medal winners will be notified in late March.

■For the full list of Finalists, please visit:


"The 41st Grand SumoTournament" VR live-streaming on YouTube

Fuji TV is doing live broadcasting the final match of the 41st Grand Sumo Tournament taken place at Ryogoku Kokugikan on February 5 starting from 16:05 to 17:20(JST). We also provide the other tournaments via VR live-streaming on YouTube starting from 11:30 to 16:00(JST) on the same day. Enjoy the lively excitement with VR Camera views! http://www.grandsumo.jp/

"The 41st Grand SumoTournament"1

"The 41st Grand SumoTournament"2



Fuji Television is excited to announce our collaboration with W media, planning/production company of Tokyo Girls Collection (=TGC), to stage “TGC Night in JAKARTA 2017 produced by TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION” on January 12, 2017.

Japan’s leading girls’ event Tokyo Girls Collection is a biannual pageant that commenced in August 2005. “Sending Japanese girls’ culture to the world” is its main theme as it proudly dispatches the latest trend, fashion and content surrounding Japan’s girls market.

Indonesia is a burgeoning market who tows the ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) nations, also a known pro-Japanese country. It sparkles with a tremendous amount of potentiality and the “TGC Night in JAKARTA 2017” will be a milestone into this exciting market. Active TGC models and stylists will be present at the event where Japanese girls’ brands making its debut in Indonesia will be showcased for a closer look into the cutting edge Japanese girls’ trend. Our sparkling guest list includes VIPs from Indonesian fashion industry and political/business circle, local media, celebrities and other influential leaders.

Fuji Television and Fuji Creative Corporation is working together with Global TV, an affiliate enterprise to Indonesia’s largest media conglomerate Media Nusantara Citra, to co-produce KAWAII-JEPANG, a fully original program targeted to local young adults. “TGC Night in JAKARTA 2017” is a promotional event that links to KAWAII-JEPANG, all part of an ongoing effort by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication’s “Model Projects for Overseas Development of Broadcast Content over Terrestrial Television”.

“TGC Night in JAKARTA 2017” aims to introduce Japan’s real-life girls’ culture to the young women in Jakarta; through this event, we hope to boost Japan’s fashion and beauty-oriented business into the Indonesian market.

A reality show featuring five Indonesian models who all dream to walk the Tokyo Girls Collection runway. The girls visit Japan to take a close and personal look into Japanese model and TGC regular Yuki Shikanuma while receiving professional lessons from fashion stylists and make-up artists.

KAWAII-JEPANG is made with the cooperation of Broadcast Program Export Association of Japan, part of an ongoing effort by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication’s “Model Projects for Overseas Development of Broadcast Content over Terrestrial Television” to introduce Japan’s clothes, accessories, and cosmetics. The program is all the glitz and glamour from Japan’s world of fashion and what Tokyo Girls Collection event has to offer, eight episodes full of excitement that by no doubt will allure the young women in Indonesia.

Broadcast Schedule:
October 15 thru December 3, 2016
Weekly on Saturdays, 3:00PM-3:30PM (local time) on Global TV
*broadcast details subject to change without notice.
Production: Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Fuji Creative Corporation
Cooperation: BEAJ (=Broadcast Program Export Association of Japan)

Tokyo Girls Collection

Japan’s proud “Girl Culture” goes global!


Fuji TV to produce and air the world's first documentary program behind the creation of Pokémon GO

"How Pokémon GO Changed the World"

Fuji Television is proud to announce at the Asian Television Forum & Market held in Singapore our production and broadcast of a documentary program, "How Pokémon GO Changed the World." The program shows the world going frenzy induced by the game Pokémon GO which became a worldwide blockbuster mobile game this year.

The program focuses on the new relationship built between people and the latest technology, by covering a boy in North Carolina, U.S. recuperating at home from an illness but shows recovery through a deepened relationship with his family by taking advantage of the mobile terminal technology. The program also details how Pokémon GO benefited the recovery around the area devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

For the first time in the world, Fuji Television was allowed to film the front line of the game development in San Francisco, U.S. Our camera also goes behind the scenes of the game development by those developers who have a passionate desire to "create opportunities for people to get outside".

Comments from Fuji TV producer and additional information


Fuji TV co-produces "Operation Love" with Shanghai Media Group Pictures

Fuji TV is proud to officially announce the launch of OPERATION LOVE, our second production of strategic partnership agreement with Shanghai Media Group Pictures (=SMG) to co-develop remake of five Fuji TV drama series. OPERATION LOVE is jointly commissioned by Fuji TV and SMG. Filming for the drama started November 6th in Guangzhou and will later move on to Shanghai. Fuji TV producer will be flying in and out of the location to supervise the all-Chinese crew. Filming will continue until February 2017, and scheduled for on-line distribution through China’s Tencent starting the month after.

OPERATION LOVE is a light-hearted love series produced by Fuji TV and broadcasted through April-June 2007 in its popular Monday night prime time drama slot. The Chinese version features Zhang Yixing (THE MISTIC NINE/iQIYI, HAPPY CAMP/Hunan TV), aka Lay from South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO, and Chen Duling (THE LEFT YEAR/movie). A Korean remake, OPERATION PROPOSAL, was broadcasted on TV Chosun in 2012 with Seung Ho Yoo (REMEMBER/SBS, IMAGINARY CAT/MBC) and Eun Bin Park (FATHER, I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU/MBC, AGE OF YOUTH/JTBC).

"Operation Love" Cast Members

from left: Chen Duling, Zhang Yixing


“Love That Makes You Cry” win 2 awards at the 2016 Tokyo Drama Awards

"Love That Makes You Cry"

“Love That Makes You Cry,” a drama series that aired from January to March 2016, won the Best Drama in the Serial Drama Category at the 2016 Tokyo Drama Awards. In addition, singer Aoi Teshima who sings the drama’s theme song captured the Best Theme Song Award.

Written by acclaimed scriptwriter Yuji Sakamoto and starring new and talented young actors and actresses, "Love That Makes You Cry" follows the story of love, friendship and growth of six young men and women who move from countryside to the big city of Tokyo, each with their own dreams and aspirations. The series has gained huge popularity among young viewers in their twenties and also appealed to audience of an older generation who looked back on their youngers days and saw themselves in the characters.

Ken Murase, Fuji TV producer of the drama commented that “Theme song is an incredibly important element of drama series. As a producer, I’m truly pleased to receive awards for not only the drama itself, but for its theme song as well. I cannot be happier if both the drama and the song would long remain in hearts and minds of many people.”

Best Drama (Serial Drama) : “Love That Makes You Cry” (Winter 2016)

Theme Song Award: Aoi Teshima for the theme song of “Love That Makes You Cry” (Winter 2016)

For the full list of award winners: Tokyo Drama Awards


Fuji TV to launch Facebook in Traditional Chinese

In addition to its official English facebook account, Fuji TV has recently launched an official Facebook account in Traditional Chinese to strengthen global reach and better cater to our international audiences and clients.

Check it out and please “Like” us so we can keep you informed on what’s happening!

Fuji TV Official Facebook in Traditional Chinese
Fuji TV Official Facebook in English
Fuji TV Official Weibo (Simplified Chinese)


Fuji TV and Other Odaiba Landmarks Turn Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fuji TV lights up its entire headquarters building in pink with GLITTER8* illumination on October 1 in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many other iconic landmarks across the Tokyo Waterfront City (Rinkai Fukutoshin) area such as Rainbow Bridge, Palette Town Ferris Wheel, the "YAKEI" illumination at DECKS Tokyo Beach, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo Gate Bridge, as well as the Statue of Liberty in Odaiba, will also turn pink for the occasion, showing support for the fight against Breast Cancer.

Since April 2015, Fuji TV lights up its headquarters building in various colors throughout the year to show support for both national and international causes and public awareness campaigns. Last year, the building was illuminated for 10 awareness campaigns, including World Autism Awareness Day (blue) and World AIDS Day (red).

*GLITTER8 is a spectacular LED window light show at Fuji TV headquarters building. Not only does it use over 700 LED lights to create various images, it also contains sound effects.

GLITTER8 Illumination at Fuji TV

The Tokyo Waterfront City Illuminated in Pink Lights


Fuji TV to produce a spinoff of "A Girl & Three Sweethearts" in Taiwan
starring Shuhei Nomura with all-star Taiwanese cast

Taiwanese Actress Sylvia Wang and Lead Actor Shuhei Nomura

Fuji Television is thrilled to announce the production of a special spinoff of its hit romantic comedy series "A Girl & Three Sweethearts" in Taiwan. Since its first broadcast in July, the series has been wildly popular in Japan, but it is also gaining overwhelming popularity in South Korea, Hong Kong, as well as other countries in Southeast Asia. Titled "心有所屬" ("A Girl & Three Sweethearts in Taiwan" (English working title), the spinoff is a co-production between Fuji Television and Comic Productions, a Taiwanese production company behind many hit shows, and is shot entirely in Taiwan. As a commemorative project for the channel launch of WAKUWAKU JAPAN in Taiwan on September 1, the spinoff is set to be broadcast on WAKUWAKU JAPAN in Taiwan along with the main series. Furthermore, it will be streamed exclusively on Fuji TV's video streaming service Fuji TV On Demand in Japan, beginning in mid-November.

In this spinoff, a Japanese actor Shuhei Nomura who speaks fluent Mandarin takes the leading role of Toma, the youngest of the three Shibasaki brothers and the same character he plays in the main series. The spinoff also features a star-studded cast of today's top Taiwanese actors and idols including Sylvia Wang, Teddy (of SpeXial), Ting (of A'N'D), and David Chiu.

With the upcoming broadcast in Taiwan, Fuji Television hopes that the spinoff, along with the main series, will draw a wider audience and attract new fans.

Set in a seaside town in Taiwan, Fey is an ordinary 20-year-old girl who works as a waitress at a local restaurant. She secretly has a little crush on the restaurant's 27-year-old owner-chef Tony. She was enjoying the summer days hanging out with her best friend Lulu and Tetsu, a friend from work. Then one day, Fey meets a 21-year-old Japanese guy named Toma on the beach. Immediately following their encounter, Toma tells Fey that he is in love with her. Fey is completely astounded at first, but…

Lead actor Shuhei Nomura says, "I promise to do my very best to create a great drama that the audience in Taiwan will enjoy, so please look forward to it."

Satoshi Kubota, Fuji TV producer of Worldwide Production and Sales in International Department, shares, "I am very excited that Japan's Getsuku drama is reaching beyond its shore and expanding in Asia, and continues to further broadening its world. Please look forward to the new "tide" of dramas that transcends borders and languages."

Ryota Fujino, Fuji TV Producer of Drama Production in Programming Department, commented that "I've had several opportunies to work in Taiwan in the past, so I've always felt a close connection with this wonderful country, so I'm extremely happy to be able to make this drama in Taiwan. As a creator, there's nothing more gratifying if this drama would be any help for connecting Taiwan and Japan."

■Title   心有所屬(Chinese Title) / A Girl & Three Sweethearts in Taiwan (English working title)

■Broadcast Date   Mid-November, 2016
■Streaming Date   Mid-November, 2016 (Through Fuji TV On Demand)

■Cast   Shuhei Nomura, Sylvia Wang, Teddy (of SpeXial), David Chiu, Ting
■Screenwriter   Haruka Okita
■Producers   Satoshi Kubota (Worldwide Production and Sales, International Department of Fuji TV)
           Ryota Fujino (Drama Production, Production Department, Fuji TV)
           Jerry Fen (COMIC PRODUCTIONS)

WAKUWAKU JAPAN is an entertainment channel which delivers a selection of popular Japanese programs, airing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with localized subtitles. In addition to four countries--Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand--, WAKUWAKU JAPAN has been officially launched in Taiwan on September 1, 2016, on five platforms including cable TV and IPTV. (Number of possible viewers and household: Approximately 4.7 million viewers (1.7 million households).

Based in Taiwan, COMIC PRODUCTION is an acclaimed production company behind many popular romance TV shows, including the Taiwanese versions of "Boys over Flowers" and "Mischievous Kiss."