Stepmom and Daughter Blues A humorous series portraying 10 years of a hard-working career woman’s relationship with her new stepdaughter.
Downtown Rocket The second season of the 2015 hit vividly depicts the struggles and dreams of employees at a manufacturer scrambling to develop an agricultural robot that will ensure the company’s survival.

Throughout the history of Japanese television, TBS has been a flag-bearer for the production of excellent drama series. With decades of hit programs under our belt, we are supremely confident in the dramas we create. In recent years, NAOKI HANZAWA and The Full-Time Wife Escapist had a remarkable social impact in Japan and were hits elsewhere in Asia as well.

TBS produces distinctive drama series in a number of time slots. Among these, our Sunday 9 p.m. slot is especially popular and an established home for serial dramas watched by viewers young and old. Dramas broadcast in this slot offer perceptive depictions of the times, with many attracting the highest average ratings of all drama programs aired during their run. Our numerous domestic awards attest to the high quality of our storytelling across a diverse lineup of programs.

TBS will continue to produce visionary, insightful series in a wide range of genres.


Pittanko Kan-kanA mainstay of our lineup for 16 years, this show follows popular celebrities as they travel around Japan to find foodie destinations and interesting out-of-the-way spots. Their unexpected experiences in those places are used as the material for quiz questions in the studio.

TBS produces many entertainment programs that have become evening staples for viewers. Our stellar Friday evening lineup is especially popular, consistently drawing high ratings, and our Tuesday and Thursday shows are also picking up steam. Our innovative, highly acclaimed programs are the talk of the TV industry and have won numerous domestic awards.

We will continue strengthening our program planning and development to entertain viewers even more.



TBS covers and delivers news around the clock, with more than 1,000 staffers dedicated to swiftly collecting and broadcasting accurate information. We work closely with other TV stations affiliated with the Japan News Network and our overseas bureaus to provide news from across Japan and the world.

Each weekday, TBS broadcasts more than 13 hours of live news and information programs. We also broadcast special programs that quickly provide vital information when major disasters such as earthquakes or torrential rain strike Japan. TBS will continue to provide exclusive information and fresh perspectives on topics that are important to our viewers.


WBA Flyweight Champion, Kazuto Ioka

TBS has something for every sports fan in Japan. We use the latest technology to provide coverage from every angle in our broadcasts of baseball, soccer, boxing, ekiden road relays and other athletics events, as well as volleyball, tennis, and much more.

In addition to games featuring the Japan men’s national soccer team, we also broadcast the annual All Japan High School Women’s Football Championship. Boxing events on New Year’s Eve have become a TBS tradition, with some title bouts securing an audience rating of over 20 percent.