How to Watch Japanese Television Live Online: The No-nonsense Guide
Here I go dating myself, but 20 years ago when I lived in Los Angeles, I was so eager to immerse myself in anything Japanese that I’d take weekend trips to Little Tokyo and rent VHS tapes with anime
recorded straight from Japanese TV, complete with commercials.
Ironically, after I moved to Japan in 1999, I had my parents mail me VHS tapes of American TV shows because being strictly limited to just eight or so channels of Japanese TV after spending an entire day in a Japanese-only work environment felt just a tad too immersive.
We’re no longer living in a VHS world, and the Internet allows anyone to visit Japan virtually, whether it’s with live streams or recorded shows.
And thankfully, viewing from overseas, you don’t have to worry about the NHK man knocking on your door asking for money.
Watching Japanese TV on a regular basis can be the closest thing to experiencing life in the country.
Consistent exposure to the language as it’s really spoken in modern day Japan as opposed to textbook phrases will dramatically boost your listening and comprehension skills.
Unexpectedly, binging on Japanese TV will also improve your ability to read kanji, hiragana and katakana.
Most news and variety-type of shows feature subtitles throughout, allowing you to “see” words as they’re spoken. So put down that manga! You’ll be a speed reader before you know it!#learnjapanese
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