I’ve been keeping a secret about my recent trip to Japan, and now I can officially share the news: This Monday I am scheduled to appear on Japanese television, on the international English-language channel of Japan public broadcaster NHK.
The NHK WORLD channel has many public interest shows aside from news updates, and one such program is called J-Trip Plan. I’ve been a follower of this program since its inception. The show offers tourists handy info and regional advice on where to go, what to see, and how to experience Japan like an expert.
Two of the days on my recent trip were spent with producers and writers from the show who interviewed me and recorded me with television cameras.
My short segment will discuss how to navigate Japan’s often-confusing train system. The show is scheduled to air on NHK WORLD on Monday, January 22 at 9:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 9:30 PM Eastern Time (UTC -5). NHK WORLD can be viewed on some cable/satellite outlets in major US cities, and it can also be streamed online through the NHK WORLD Website and the NHK WORLD mobile app.
On January 23, the show moves to the NHK WORLD Video-On-Demand service, where it will be available for one year.
I’m really excited and thankful to the NHK and Genki Project for this opportunity, and for the chance to meet new friends!