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Tokyo, Japan--Fuji Television is proud to announce another successful semi-final round of judging of the International Emmys that took place on June 30th, 2017. This is Fuji TV’s fifth consecutive year to host the prestigious event, this year for the TV Movie/Mini-Series category.

A selected panel of 14 TV experts and industry elites from 6 countries and regions viewed and rated the entries. It took the panel 8 hours of intensive judging to evaluate the selected dramas, followed by a dinner party at the Ristorante Mangiare Odaiba, a beautiful Italian restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the majestic night view of Tokyo’s city lights.

Comment from Mamiko Maekawa, Senior Executive Director, Fuji Television International Department:

“We are extremely proud and delighted to, once again and for the fifth consecutive year, participate in an event as prestigious as the International Emmy® Awards, which recognizes excellence in television production. The occasion allows us to recognize superb creativity from around the globe, which in turn is an ideal incentive to further broaden our own perspectives.”

Comment from ByungGil Choi, Senior Producer, Drama Planning, MBC (Korea):

“Very good opportunity for me to see the trends of other continents and compare to ours. Great honor for me to be here as a Juror, would like to visit New York as a nominee or a winner one day.”

Comment from Kana Harada, Actress (Japan):

“All productions were spectacular and truly high in quality. I believe that International Emmys is the top honor possible for any drama production and today made me realize that I must study more and work harder as my opportunities to be involved with overseas productions have increased.”

Comment from Cora Yim, Senior Vice President, Head of Chinese Entertainment & Territory Head of Hong Kong, FOX International Channels Asia (Hong Kong):

“International Emmy is definitely a benchmark and standard for international TV shows. It is my honor to participate and contribute my experience and expertise in it.”

Comment from Hisanari Tanaka, General Manager, Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.:

“Every title was high quality and I enjoyed it very much. International Emmy advances television production arts and I felt honored to be involved.”

Comment from Yoko Narahashi, President, Producer/Director/Casting Officer, United Performers Studio (USA):

“International Emmy Awards is an opportunity to be able to feel what is happening in the world and what people feel meaningful. It is always a great honor and I was very excited to be in on this process.”

Comment from Cellin Gluck, Director, P.I.G. (USA):

“It was an honor to participate. America needs to recognize it is not alone in generating originals as well as engaging quality entertainment.”

The final round and the announcement of nominees for each category will take place on September 27 this year. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will reveal the winners during the 45th Annual International Emmy® Awards presentation in New York on November 20.

Complete list of jurors (in alphabetical order):

-Mr. Jose Mari Abacan—First Vice President, Program Management Department, GMA Network, Inc./Philippine
-Mr. Casey Chant—Viu TV Head of Programming, HK Television Entertainment Company Ltd./Hong Kong
-Mr. Byung Gil Choi—Senior Producer, Drama Planning, MBC/Korea
-Mr. Cellin Gluck—Director, P.I.G.—Protean Image Group/USA
-Ms. Kana Harada—Actress/Japan
-Ms. Kuo Kaku--Head of Japanese Channel, Videoland, Inc./Taiwan
-Mr. Yusuke Kato--Drama Director, Programming and Production Department, Fuji Television Network, Inc./Japan
-Mr. Dae Jin Kim--Deputy Director, Drama Planning 2, MBC/Korea
-Mr. Hiroshi Kimura—Sports Department, Fuji Television Network, Inc./Japan
-Ms. Yoko Narahashi--President, Producer/Director/Casting Officer, United Performers Studio/USA
-Mr. Mitsuru Oda--Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. International Television & Home Entertainment Distribution, Warner Bros. Japan LLC/Japan
-Ms. Kyoko Sekine—Senior Manager, Content Acquisition, HJ Holdings LLC/Japan
-Mr. Hisanari Tanaka—General Manager, Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd./Japan
-Ms. Cora Yim—Senior Vice President, Head of Chinese Entertainment & Territory Head of Hong Kong, FOX International Channels Asia/Hong Kong


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital.
For more information, please visit: www.iemmys.tv


Every November, the Academy presents the International Emmy World Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City and the International Emmy Kids Awards at MIPTV, in Cannes, France. The Festival screens the current year's nominated programs and features unique producers and directors who speak about their work. Every year, this black-tie event attracts over 1,000 major figures in broadcast, entertainment and media from around the world.


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 dayparts (prime, golden, all-day), and secured first place in sales above all commercial broadcasters for thirty-one consecutive years.
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