Ep 8: Watch more Japanese Variety Shows!

By | November 21, 2016
Self Taught Japanese
Self Taught Japanese
Ep 8: Watch more Japanese Variety Shows!

In this podcast I talk about how Japanese “variety shows” (バラエティ番組 – “baraeti bangumi”) are a great way to help refine your Japanese language and cultural knowledge, especially if you are not living in Japan.

I recommended the show “ホンマでっか” (honma dekka) which you can see an episode of here. Also I mentioned “Youは何しに日本へ” which you can see of an episode here.

This is another show I have seen a few times that is pretty interesting.

Variety show rankings over time which show 270 different shows: http://ranking.yonelabo.com/variety/

The shows are ranked from highest (“1位” = “1st place”) to lowest. Try cutting and pasting any variety show names into Youtube, and you should be able to find some of them to watch. For example, 3rd place ranking is “世界の果てまでイッテQ!”, for which you can see an episode here. I have heard this is a good show but haven’t seen it myself.

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2 thoughts on “Ep 8: Watch more Japanese Variety Shows!

  1. half-heart

    thank you very much for your recommendation. i also study Japanese. even though just a starter. to increase my proficiency in Japanese in both reading and listening, i read mostly bed-time story for children and Listen to music, Voice Drama and watch Japanese show, anime. but i feel like voice drama is the most deceive factor to improve my listening skill.
    i’m suck at writing ( mostly with kanji ) and speaking( always bits my tongue and conjugating verb such as speak verb and adjective in て and た form ) . i really wonder how i can improve it efficiently. i am really glade if you could share some of your experience.

    1. locksleyu Post author

      Thank for the comment. I’m a little confused what your question was, can you give a specific example of an area you are having difficulty in? Not sure what you mean by “Speak verb”.


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