09 September 2005

Japan Video Topics

Last month I talked about one of my childhood TV memories, the Sunday Chinese Theater and the lady with the huge wok. Last night I saw on IBC13 another show which I was fond of watching way back when. It was called Japan Screen Topics before, but the show is now called Japan Video Topics. However, the show still uses the same format as it had years ago.

Japan Video Topics is a documentary on various things Japanese. Arts, places, food, people, events, hobbies, work, what have you. Each segment is divided into three topics, each very clearly described and with lots of amazing video footages. Snow festivals, origami, ikebana, sushi, plastic food, nanny services in train stations ... the show covers lots of interesting topics.

Or maybe because I also like watching anime and eating Japanese food that I find this show interesting?

Japan Video Topics can be seen in IBC13 in the evening (around 7 I think?), and in the morning (around 7:30AM) in RPN9. I think these TV stations are using this segment as fillers.

I also find myself watching Lakbay TV frequently these days for Asian places, customs and events. I'd like to visit some of these countries after travelling in ours someday.

So hum a little Turning Japanese and hunt for these shows! For some Japanese fun, visit Engrish.com and Sushicam, a Japan photoblog.

PS. I'm still having a bit of a problem writing into my own shoutbox from the office. Sorry if I cannot respond to your comments there. But thanks for leaving notes! I appreciate it.


  1. I also watched that show...too bad purohindi na updated yung mga topics... im really fond of it... i remember when they featured those flying thingmajig thats made put of plastic wraps and bamboo and it acutally flies for a short while... and the one that makes traditional tops. btw i also came across in BS1 channel... dont know what the show is, but they feature of what was seems to be the precursor to bay blade. its made out of iron and needs a masters skill in order to spin the thing correctly...

  2. Hey, I watched that show too! Saw that bamboo thingamagig too. Last I saw was about the robot battle competitions.

  3. Meron sa local tv dito - "Japan Hour". All about (present) japanese foodtrip, hotels and restaurants. Palagi ko rin pinapanood kaya pati si Sean, kaagaw ko ngayon sa sushi.

  4. Hey hey! I miss that show. Puro paulit-ulit but sometimes they show it sa Living Asia channel.

    Speaking of Japan channels, don't you just miss Oh! Tokyo! sa WINS? I miss especially yung tangengot (pero nakakatuwa) na host kung saan kain at kain sya. hmmm... and upon first bite, sasabihin nya "Mmmm... ang sarap sarap! Sarap talaga!"

    have you been to little tokyo sa pasong tamo? :)

  5. G, balak ko nga i-record na lang eh para pwede ko i-replay at my convenience hehehe.

    Uy oo nga Igor, yung robot battles. I saw that one too.

    Sana magkaroon din ng Japan hour dito, Tanggers. Ayos si Sean ah, nahilig na sa sushi!

    Juls! Yan yung girl na kung saan saan pumupunta sa Japan ano? hehehe oo nakakita rin ako ng episode nun. Asan na kaya sya? I have been there in Little Tokyo once, with a couple of friends. Kumain kami ng rice balls (binilog na kanin na may parang tinapa sa loob), tapos nag rice-wine kami. Op cors nag-alis kami ng shoes at naka-squat kami. Kanpai!

  6. Funny! My husband and I watch that in the mornings too before we go to work (if we catch it). Yun this morning ata was about a guy who created art with fallen leaves. Galing galing!

  7. moshi moshi JST! i'm very fond of it even though they playing re-runs. i'm very interested in jap culture aside from anime, hentai and manga of course..hehehe

  8. Anonymous10:45 am

    nakakapanood parin ako nyan paminsan minsan kapag sunday morning. minsan masayang panoorin ang kakaibang culture ng mga japanese.

  9. oi nanonood din ako nya.. kakatuwa ... kaya lang paulit-ulit e. Sarap din pampaantok yang palabas na yan... hehehe

  10. I still watch that show :D


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