The Window

Japan and Europe have come together on their first ever scripted co-production, with Fuji Television teaming up with German distributor ZDF Enterprises and British writer James Payne on a football drama series “The Window.” “The Window” is a character-driven thriller set in the world of elite professional football, however it is not entirely about the matches itself. Rather, it focuses on the multibillion-dollar business of the transfer window, the period when footballers are bought and sold at the end of the fictional English Super League (ESL) season. Focusing on players, agents, club owners, and journalists, the 10-episode series explores the off-field machinations of the beautiful game. Specifically, it charts the …

Iron Chef

The one-of-a-kind, highly energetic, cooking show “Iron Chef” became a huge hit after entering the American market in the mid-1990s. “Iron Chef,” based on Fuji Television’s format, has since become the role model for how to make programs that will thrill audiences around the world. This bold take on a shopworn format has brought a stylish and original sensibility to the cooking show concept. The legendary culinary competition has been constantly evolving. As the battlefield shifts to the streaming platform, more and more viewers around the globe will be introduced to the world of “Iron Chef.” Trailblazing Iron Chefs and brave Challenger Chefs. Both face off as they cook up …

Borderless Place Connecting the World

In an increasingly borderless world, Fuji Television is enhancing its ability to respond to clients around the globe. In the year 2021, the Olympic Games came to Tokyo for the second time in history after a year’s delay. Odaiba in the Tokyo Bay zone, home to Fuji Television, attracted worldwide attention as the location for many of the competition venues. In particular, during the Triathlon, the Fuji Television building along with the Rainbow Bridge served as a stunning backdrop to the race as it was broadcast to the world, gaining Odaiba its recognition as the ultimate place for a spectacular view of Tokyo, and giving it a historical mark in …

Hole in the Wall

It has been said that Japan is the birthplace of TV comedy game shows. Creating outlandish and never-before-seen programs is a Japanese specialty. “Hole in the Wall” originated from a segment on Fuji Television’s variety show. In the show, the wall with holes in different shapes of a human simply move towards players waiting in the same posture as the shape to fit through. This quirky but simple stunt succeeded overseas because of its universal comedic appeal. The entertaining physical game show has been sold to top networks internationally such as Fox (US), BBC (UK), and CCTV (China), aired in 45 countries. The distinguished quality of Fuji Television’s program formats …

Cirque du Soleil

Fuji Television has made a positive impact on people with its most important tools: creativity and art. Through an ongoing relationship with Canadian live entertainment group Cirque du Soleil, we continue to extend our creative approach to a wider audience. In 1992, Cirque du Soleil and Fuji Television organized the original tour “Fascination” exclusively for Japan. From its first show to date, the two companies have put on 13 different productions and attracted more than 14 million people in Japan. Coming off the highly praised Japan tours, the troupe has thrilled audiences beyond expectations.  With expertise in production development and design, tour management, booking, ticketing, venue management, marketing, promotion and …

Long-Thibaud International Competition

The Long-Thibaud International Competition was established in Paris by the pianist Marguerite Long and the violinist Jacques Thibaud, renowned French musicians who both aimed to promote talents, transmit the love of music to young people, and contribute to their international reputation. Fuji Television agreed with the mission of Long-Thibaud and has been helping the competition in Paris since 1986 as part of its cultural and artistic support activities. Since 1990 we have held gala concerts in Japan for artists with a huge potential for the future, to succeed within the world’s professional music industry.

Praemium Imperiale

As a responsible member of society and the nucleus of Japan’s largest media conglomerate, the Fujisankei Communications Group (FCG), Fuji Television has been conducting a social contribution program for culture and the arts. Since 1989, Fuji Television, along with FCG, has been fully supporting the Praemium Imperiale, a highly prestigious award for the arts established by the Japan Art Association. Widely known in Europe and the United States as the “Nobel Prize for the Arts,” the award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements by global artists in the categories of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and theatre/film. Laureates include Willem de Kooning (painting), Matta (painting), Eduardo Chillida (sculpture), Antony Gormley (sculpture), Charles Correa …

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