I want to tell you about Japanese television programs for business people working in Japan.


<Business News Programs>


  • モーニングサテライト (Morning Satellite)

TV Tokyo, Monday-Friday, 5:45 – 6:40



This program covers economic news every morning.

The program primarily covers what happened in the American market during the night in Japan, and what’s happening in the Japanese market.


  • 日経マーケットアイ (Nikkei Market Eye)

TV Tokyo, Monday-Friday, 6:40 – 7:00



This program mainly focuses on experts discussing issues not covered in Morning Satellite.


  • ワールドビジネスサテライト (World Business Satellite)

TV Tokyo, Monday-Friday, 23:00 – 23:58



This program is probably watched by more business people in Japan than any other program. It covers a broad range of topics from market information, to new product information, and includes special features.

(By the way, J-OS was discussed on this program.)

<Documentary Programs>


  • プロフェッショナル仕事の流儀 (Professional Work Fashion)

NHK, Monday, 22:25 – 23:14



This show focuses on the life of one business professional every week, including the person’s troubles, setbacks, and thoughts. The program is popular with people who sympathize with the lives of business owners and workers.


  • 未来世紀ジパング (Future Century Japan)

TV Tokyo, Monday, 22:00 – 22:54



This show discusses topics such as how Japan is viewed overseas, overseas markets that will grow in the future, and ventures in Japan trying to succeed overseas.


  • ガイアの夜明け (Gaia Daybreak)

TV Tokyo, Friday, 22:00 – 22:54



This program covers companies and people taking on challenges.

The industry and topic being covered changes each week, but many people watch it.


  • カンブリア宮殿 (Cambria Palace)

TV Tokyo, Thursday, 22:00 – 22:54



This program was created by Japanese novelist Ryo Murakami. It welcomes business owners, politicians and other?? important people as guests, and talks about their activities, achievements, failures, how to succeed and other topics in an interview format.


  • がっちりマンデー!! (Gatchiri Monday!!)

TBS, Monday, 7:30 – 8:00



This program covers one topic each week from a financial and economic perspective.

Often discussing familiar companies and products, the format is easy to understand and the program is popular among people of many ages.

These programs are also good for listening practice, so check them out.



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