2013 / Free TV viewing / Japan’s most popular TV series ”Naoki Hanzawa” on Oct 12 & 19 at 6:20pm on TV JAPAN

TV Japan Naoki Hanzawa


Japan’s most popular TV series Naoki Hanzawa will start on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6:20pm on pay channel TV JAPAN.

To coincide the start of the new TV series, Time Warner Cable provides 24 hours a day for 2 weeks free preview campaign for TV JAPAN from Oct. 7 through Oct. 20.

The first and second episodes of Naoki Hanzawa will be available for free on Oct. 12 and 19 on Ch. 606 and 607 in the Time Warner Cable distribution.    

Naoki Hanzawa is the name of the protagonist in the name sake series aired from July to September by Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) in Japan.

In the story, Mr. Hanzawa is a banker working for the largest bank in Japan, Tokyo Chuo Bank. He faces numerous obstacles from upper managements as he climbs his way up the rank.

The show received consistently high rating: the final episode on Sept. 22 reached 42.2% in the Tokyo area, the highest figure for a drama since 1989.

TV JAPAN broadcasts many of its live news programs with English translation as a secondary audio service or with English crawl.

An additional few select programs are provided in English or with English subtitle.

TV JAPAN offers exclusive live bilingual coverage of the Grand Sumo Tournaments.