Television Appearance Details

The page for my television appearance is online at last. It has some details about the programme, so feel free to take a look if you are interested.

The programme is half an hour long, and will be broadcast six times over the course of 24 hours on July 16th GMT. The times are on the programme’s page, and people in the UK should not forget to adjust for summer time; the 08:30 showing will actually start at 09:30.

So, how can you see it? This page gives instructions for seeing it on television. It does rely on you having an appropriate cable or satellite service, but the quality will be best if you can see it on an actual television. (Alas, a larger screen will be able to do nothing to mitigate the fact that I am in it.)

If that isn’t an option, you can also watch it online, on the NHK World homepage. There are also iOS and Android apps that allow you to watch it on appropriate devices.

Let me know if you have any questions about how to watch it.

Posted in Japan.

2 Comments

  1. This was a very interesting and entertaining program. I liked your performance a lot, you came across very natural, like you were just having a casual (if one-sided) conversation with the viewers. Do you see yourself making more television appearances in the future?

    This episode was particularly nostalgic to me, as my grandfather, a lifelong cattle rancher recently passed away. He raised his cows in open pastureland very similar to that in the program, although much drier and not nearly so lush. The island looked so beautiful on the screen, I’m sure it must be absolutely breathtaking in person. Also, the horses grazing with the cows very much resembled his beloved palominos.

    I was curious about a few things, though. It looked like there was some type of thistle growing in the pasture, do you know if this was a native variety, or was this an imported species? Also, did you mention around what age the bulls typically retire? I imagine that if they don’t finish training before 4-5 years they must not have many years to compete before they are past their prime.

    It never would have occurred to me that scorpion fish fish is edible. It must take a lot of care to retrieve it from the nets.

    Thank you very much for the heads-up regarding this program. I’m glad I was able to watch it.

    Craig L

  2. Glad you enjoyed it.

    I don’t know when the bulls retire. Actually, I’m not sure they do; they primarily raise beef cattle on the island… I also don’t know about the thistle, I’m afraid.

    As for future appearances, I don’t plan to take active steps to bring it about, but if they come to me again, I’ll think about it.

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