Watch me on NHK WORLD J-Trip Plan!

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!

NHK WORLD J-Trip Plan
Official Website
Official Facebook Page

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New J-Trip Plan Show on NHK World

jtripplanToday I watched the pilot episode of J-Trip Plan, a brand new Japan travel planning program on NHK World. Hosted by Thane Camus (a fellow New Yorker!) and Amy Ota, J-Trip Plan offers suggestions and tips for Japan travel. The focus of the pilot episode was Winter, with looks at the Sapporo Snow Festival, the Hadaka Matsuri in Okayama, and food tours in Kyoto Prefecture with one segment focused on crab.

The show will be airing once every two weeks from April, and the pilot episode is available for free viewing on NHK World’s VOD service until February 11.

To view the episode: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/jtrip-plan/20160129.html

To visit the show’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NHKjtripplan

I highly recommend NHK’s newest program, J-Trip Plan, and I hope you’ll use the show as one of your guides to plot your next Japan itinerary!