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2017/04/21

“Kintame English”, a new style of English lesson starts on Fuji Television’s official YouTube channel.
English lessons with unbelievable conversation phrases. Everyone around the globe will be so surprised!

An aloof comedian Nagano and Nakayama, the author of the hugely popular series “Shiken ni denai eitango” (English which wouldn’t come up in tests), who has sold over 100,000 copies so far begin a new project together.
The lessons are based on typical situations you would get at a TV station or while attending foreign guests. It’s enjoyable because the conversation phrases are kind of quaint and it’s “a little trifling but useful English conversations”. The new series will stream every Friday on Fuji Television’s official YouTube channel! In a statement from Nagano, he stated, “I want to break into Hollywood by mastering this! Let’s practice!”

■“Kintame English” (A little trifling but useful English conversation lessons every Friday) The Fuji Television Official YouTube Channel will stream from 10:00 A.M. on Friday April 21, 2017. 6 lessons will be streamed on the first week and one lesson per week from then onwards.

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“Kintame English”, a new style of English lesson starts on Fuji Television’s official YouTube channel.

“Kintame English”: Nagano

2017/04/13

FUJI TELEVISION AND SHANGHAI MEDIA GROUP CO-PRODUCTION DRAMA
“OPERATION LOVE” TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 24TH

“OPERATION LOVE” TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 24TH

Tokyo, Japan--Fuji Television (=Fuji TV) is proud to announce the completion 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 titles. OPERATION LOVE is jointly commissioned by Fuji TV and SMG. Filming started November last year in Shanghai and wrapped in February at Guangzhou. The finished title has 32 episodes, all 45 minutes each, and will be broadcasted on SMG’s Dragon Television and Internet distribution through Tencent, both starting on April 24th.
OPERATION LOVE is a light-hearted love story series originally produced by Fuji TV and broadcasted in Japan through April-June 2007 in its popular Monday night prime time drama slot. The Chinese version to be released later this month features Zhang Yixing (THE MISTIC NINE/iQIYI, HAPPY CAMP/Hunan TV) 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).

Comment from lead actor, Zhang Yixing, as follows:
“I am truly excited of the release of OPERATION LOVE in China on 4/24. I hope you’ll allenjoy!“

Fuji TV and SMG’s third out of five co-production title is currently in preparation for broadcast this fall.

2017/04/12

Our new Thursday night Drama, "It’s All About the Looks" is collaborating with "Everyone's Medal Project! Let's make Olympic medals from an urban mine"

"Everyone’s Medal Project! Let’s make Olympic medals from an urban mine"

Our new Thursday night Drama, "It’s All About the Looks" is collaborating with "Everyone's Medal Project! Let's make Olympic medals from an urban mine"
This comes after "The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games" received support of the Sports agency to work with the new drama, "It’s All About the Looks". They’ll work together in the "Medal Project" which commenced from April. The Organizing Committee will make about 5000 medals (gold, silver, and bronze) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics using 100 percent recycled metals. These metals include those that have been extracted from old mobile phones and small household electrical goods collected from around the country. Through efficient usage of resources, we hope that this leads to a society with sustainable growth.
One of the directors for the “The Tokyo Organizing Committee” Ayumi Tanimoto (former Judo Olympian) commented in a following statement.
"I hope that many high school and university students will take part in the project and show their support for the competing athletes. We hope we can liven up the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as much as possible".

2017/04/03

Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. announced our intention to enter into a strategic alliance to share the technology of cloud

Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.

Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. announced our intention to enter into a strategic alliance to share the technology of cloud, AI in order to provide new viewer experiences to the public.
For our first collaboration, they have developed an original service combining their video distribution system and AI technology where Microsoft Azure, the Cloud Platform of Microsoft is used as the foundation of DREAM FACTORY.

DREAM FACTORY (Dori-faku) is launched as the latest video hosting service in January 2017, in order to provide creative users who will bear the next generation with opportunities to express themselves. With its unique format, videos of various genres posted by artists, performers and creators are ranked on real time by other users.
This innovative service offers not only end users, but also all enterprises and media opportunities to take a direct part in globalization in regard to video contents.

Microsoft Japan has agreed with the multiple purposes of Dori-faku run by Fuji Television, and aims to back up artists and creators in Japan to achieve their further objectives over the collaboration in cloud, AI technology. They will start an automatic subtitling service sequentially from July 2017 on Dori-faku, not only converting audio to text automatically but also translating simultaneously from up to nine languages including English, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic and Japanese.

2017/03/27

“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

2017/02/27

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:
http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

2017/02/03

"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

2016/12/16

Announcing TGC NIGHT IN JAKARTA 2017 produced by TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION

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.

KAWAII-JEPANG
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!

2016/12/08

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

2016/11/25

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